Welcome to Women in Events New Zealand

Women in Events NZ hold free monthly networking events in Auckland and Wellington, New Zealand for likeminded women in the events industry. Our aim is to create relaxed networking events at a wide range of venues each month.

Our mission is to bring together women in the events industry to grow networks and mentors.


Donna Buchanan, Women in Events New Zealand Managing Director has had a career in events spanning more than 19 years throughout New Zealand and the United Kingdom. She has worked on a wide range of festivals including Auckland City Limits, Big Day Out, Rhythm & Vines, T in The Park, Glastonbury, Bestival, Camp Bestival, Big Beach Boutique, Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Creamfields. For the past eight years Donna was with Auckland Live as the Aotea Square Account Manager. She launched Women in Events New Zealand, a free monthly networking event, in October 2015.

Donna's inspiration to start Women in Events NZ was, she felt sometimes the only time she saw these amazing women was when we would work together at the yearly events and she felt they needed a reason to meet throughout the year to keep up and strengthen these connections. Donna loves to bring together likeminded women from the New Zealand events industry for networking and mentoring opportunities in a relaxed neutral environment and to give people the chance to catch up with their peers. It’s also a chance to showcase local venues and events, and to be able to offer backstage tours and insights to these spaces is always a bonus.

 What our guests say


Donna organises amazing events where women can connect and share experiences. She is totally committed to bringing women together and showcasing amazing venues and products - Lorraine Maguire

I would highly recommend Women in the NZ Event Industry to attend 'Women in Events' it is always a fun, friendly and informative experience - Tilly Rae Taylor


Rebecca Travers, Women in Events New Zealand Wellington Representative has been involved in the events industry for over a decade.  She kind of fell into events from theatre where she had been doing stage management (she also used to be a Probation Officer in another life).  Rebecca has worked on a range of events from community not-for-profit festivals to corporate conferences and gala dinners.

For the past two years Rebecca has worked for Chartered Accountants ANZ in their Wellington Conference Centre. Rebecca feels passionately about there being an opportunity for women within the events industry to network , create new connections and strengthen current ones.


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