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HAWKES BAY - Women In Business Pop Up Event - She Is Unleashed

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Calling all beautiful souls of Hawkes Bay to join us for an exclusive pop-up panel and networking event at No.5 Cafe And Larder. This is for the women in business community of Hawke's Bay—whether you're already established, aspiring to start your own business, or simply seeking connections!

What to expect (not in this order)

  • A warm welcome from the SIU team!
  • LIVE Musician on arrival - We are all about the atmosphere! We have a beautiful singer Ariana Henare showcasing her talents and setting the scent as you come into the venue.
  • Panel Conversation with open Q & A: Our Hawkes Bay panellists represent various walks of life and unique journeys. We aim to inspire and provide authenticity as they share their challenges and strategies from their business experiences.
  • Power Networking! For those who hate networking (we get it - we did too!) Don't worry, we've got you! Prepare for some interactive games! and we will do our best to make sure you are welcomed and connected. 
  • Goodie Bag! And to make your experience more memorable, a curated goodie bag just for you 
  • Food and drink! Your first drink on arrival is on the house! Enjoy the platters with more food to come after the panel. 

Our event location underwent a complete transformation following the floods, and we feel fortunate to have a stunning setting for our upcoming event.

Join us for an evening that celebrates the unstoppable power of women in business. But guess what? You don't have to be a business owner to be a part of this extraordinary celebration. It's a night for all like-minded women who revel in witnessing other women's triumphs and successes. Time for some fun networking!

So, whether you're a fearless entrepreneur, in business in some way shape or form a devoted mum in need of a night off, or simply someone who craves an excuse to glam up and have a blast – this event is tailor-made for you! 

Picture an atmosphere where you can be your authentic self, surrounded by an infectious energy that lifts your spirits. 

This is your chance to connect with kindred spirits, network, and soak in all the positive vibes. 

We cannot wait to see you!

Dress code:
Summery/trendy - Whatever makes you feel beautiful and comfortable!


Prepare to be inspired by our keynote panelists as they reveal their transformative breakthroughs and personal journeys. Through moments of doubt and uncertainty, they emerged stronger. Get ready to connect with their stories, finding resonance in their triumphs. Let's introduce to you the extraordinary local Hawkes Bay gals who will captivate your heart! 

We’re soo excited to introduce to you this sweet soul Alice Sip!


A native of Hawke’s Bay, Alice studied and performed professionally as a classical musician before starting a new journey as an entrepreneur. Familiar with performing on stage with the likes of New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, her journey overseas saw her working at an events company alongside her studies which fuelled her love for weddings and the events industry.

After starting an event floral company, she returned to New Zealand with her husband to start Flock Events. Within a year, Flock had launched a second location in Auckland and has subsequently launched in Central Otago employing 18 full time staff members.

Mid pandemic, Alice started Kindred Road, a homewares store and cafe that now has a new brick and mortar location in the heart of Hastings. Seeing the opportunity for a modern coworking space in the same complex, Alice began Canvas Coworking space a few metres away from Kindred Road, allowing guests the ability to frequent both companies.

In her other life, Alice is a mother to 1 year old twins, a 4 year old and is also the Director of Festival Opera and the President of Hawke’s Bay Orchestra. Alice loves to encourage women in smart, ethical business and loves to explore strategic and business growth within personal skillsets and abilities.

 Erica Toh

We’re soo excited to introduce the sweetness that is @texturesbyerica

Meet Erica, the brilliant artist and mastermind behind Textures by Erica, based in Havelock North, sunny Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand.

She started creating textured art as a means to manage her post-partum depression since August 2022, and her artistic journey and growth thus far has been nothing but incredibly inspiring.

Creating minimalistic and contemporary, aesthetically pleasing and luxurious bespoke textured art pieces is her specialty. Her stunning artworks enrich our senses, well-being, and quality of life by adding value to our homes and spaces.

Here’s a bonus, she also creates and shares relaxing visual ASMR reels that’s bound to make you feel calm and relaxed as you watch them.

Get connected with her on Instagram and follow her textured art journey. Support her by dropping some kind words or by placing a commission or two. You’ll find that she’s a delight to work with and is an amazing individual.

Jonique Oli

Born and Bred on the East Coast, Jonique Oli has forged a remarkable path to success, showcasing resilience and determination, becoming a business owner after supporting her husband in his business for 12 years and working as a full time high school counsellor. 

Driven by a deep connection to her roots, Jonique thought about who she was and where she was from. Waiapu Road is where she grew up, the road she still travels to return to her Ūkaipō. This was her inspiration behind Waiapu Road.

What began as a creative outlet has become an established brand known across Aotearoa.

Launching with a unique style of 'Iwi' earrings designed by Jonique, Waiapu Road's success was apparent immediately after a sell-out launch. 

Now you find the Waiapu Road signature mugs adorned with a punny twist on te reo, sell out within minutes of being restocked, accessories that Waiapu Roads loyal following can't get enough of and inclusive clothing that is comfortable for all wahine/kōtiro in constant high demand. 

In 4 years, Jonique has steered Waiapu Road to unprecedented heights as Waiapu Road has grown from strength to strength.

From products taking over her rental, to purchasing a new family home and moving Waiapu Road into its' own Commercial Headquarters and being able to hire staff.

She has also been able to travel with whanau, to China to meet with suppliers, and recently received the 2023 Emerging Business Award at the MWDI Māori Women's Business Awards.

The heart of Waiapu Road is an extension of Joniques' unique and signature style. People are drawn to Jonique's creativity, dedication to quality products and willingness to share every aspect of her journey, proving she is a true leader and inspiration to wahine and pakihi māori.

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