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Women in Tech High Tea with a touch of food science

Join us for our very first Women in Tech lunch event where we have 3 fantastic female speakers to inspire you and showcase women in tech.

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Date and time:

Fri 20 May 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

In person


Hilton Lake Taupo, 80-100 Napier Road, Hilltop, Taupō 3330

Amplify Women in Tech Function

Paid $60.00

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Women in Tech High Tea with a touch of food science

Join us for our very first Women in Tech 'High Tea with a touch of food science' lunch event, where we have 3 fantastic female speakers who will not only inspire you but will also show that it is possible for women to be experts in the tech sector.

The High Tea lunch with a touch of food science will be held at The Hilton Lake Taupo from 12.00 to 2.00pm on Friday the 20th of May.

We have invited 3 inspiring speakers:

Sharyn Catts from Virtual Blue

Leanne Bats from Cool Points Club

Valerie Wilton from Destination Great Lake Taupo

Come along to hear about robots and automation, NFTs and women doing amazing things with tech. There will be a charge for the lunch and it is open to everyone but numbers are limited and registration is essential.

The cost to attend will be $60.00.


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Sharyn Catts

Managing Director and Founder of Virtual Blue

Sharyn Catt - Virtual Blue

I am the Managing Director and founder of Virtual Blue. We specialize in intelligent automation technologies such as robotic process automation and artificial intelligence, to support business transformation.


I have held various corporate roles including project management, team leadership and continuous improvement but decided to get into business for myself.


A couple of my biggest achievements would include winning the WIITCA Entrepreneur Award last year and completing my Bachelor of Science – majoring in Psychology as an adult student while working full time.


Leanne Bats

Co-Founder of Cool Points Club

Leanne Bats is a Climate Tech Entrepreneur, working to reimagine climate action for the new era. Leanne believes to take action where it needs to go it must meet culture head on and become relevant. 

Leanne a has Co-Founded Cool Points Club who are building the world's first Digital Carbon Sponge™ (NFTs that work to remove real world carbon) through their own brand 'Islands of Cool' and later in the year partnering with Shopify to enable Merchants the ability to mint their own Digital Carbon Sponge™ NFTs.

Leanne has a background in marketing and business development, having worked with some of the world's most renowned brands.

Leanne holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing, with a minor in Psychology from University of Otago, New Zealand.

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Valerie Wilton

Head of Digital

Valerie is a passionate and data driven digital marketer who believes that content and marketing plays a core role in creating relevant and meaningful moments with audiences. Being technology led, she believes the right tools will not only enhance your approach, but also increase results. Valerie has previously played a critical role in the successful implementation and roll out of technologies into organisations including inbound marketing and automation, an employee advocacy program, and B2B account-based marketing for lead generation.

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