Dame Jenny Shipley

Travels from: New Zealand


A powerful keynote speaker who empowers everyone to succeed

Categories: Business Speakers, CEO, Diversity & Inclusion, Leadership, Women in Business

Full Presenter Profile & Bio

Dame Jenny Shipley has a keen insight into business and political trends around the globe.  In 1997, after serving seven years as a Senior Minister, Dame Jenny became the first female Prime Minister in New Zealand.  Her fiscal fortitude enabled her to become a driving force in what became known as a very successful decade of economic and social reforms in New Zealand.

After resigning from politics, Dame Jenny continued to pursue her passion in economics and returned to the business world with a drive to work with leaders across the globe to help shape their strategic leadership and to ensure success.  Having a passion for emerging economies in the Asia Pacific has seen her become a frequent visitor to China.

Dame Jenny became the Vice President of Club of Madrid in 2009 and still serves as a Board Member today.  The Club of Madrid is a group of 80 plus former Presidents and Prime Ministers who give their time and share their expertise to promote democracy worldwide.  Her business acumen has been utilised to sit on the board of many businesses across the globe and she is currently a member of the World Women’s Leadership Council and Global Leaders Council for Reproductive Health.  Dame Jenny is also a Patron and Trustee of several major charitable organisations, both in New Zealand and off-shore and has been a member of the British Privy Council since 1998.

Also an advocate and an inspiration for women in leadership and has been the chair of Global Women NZ and is currently the Co Chairman of Champions for Change.

Respected across the globe as a formidable leader, an expert on global economics and a specialist in Global and Social Mega Trends, Dame Jenny will share her knowledge and provide the tools for success. By sharing the story of her life she will inspire and motivate leaders now and in the future.

Dame Jenny will tailor her presentation to meet the organisational needs of your Company to encompass goals and values. She can offer expert advice and insights across topics including:

  • Economies and Leadership in the year 2050
  • Global and Social Mega Trends
  • The Reality of Emerging Economies
  • The Geo Political, Economic and Social Dynamics of the Developed and Developing World
  • Training and Empowerment Strategies for Senior Women Executives
  • The Growing Role of Women in Leadership
  • Public policy, private enterprise and its impact on both domestic and regional economies.

Dame Jenny will engage your audience and provide them with a powerful keynote address that will be frank and insightful whilst empowering them with a passion to succeed.

Dame Jenny Shipley - Leadership

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