While Brown Bread praises all forms of empowerment for women, we saw a gap. Within New Zealand's range of women events, most focused on business and an important division of female voices were yet to be heard - the stay at home mums, older woman, entrepreneurs, freelancers, artists etc. Where was the opportunity for all women from all walks of life to get together under the same roof?
Broad-ly Speaking, an event powered by Brown Bread and supported by businesses backing voices of women, is now entering its fourth year of bringing together 51% of New Zealand's population together to 'tell it like it is'.
Six inspiring female speakers with four minutes each to talk, local North Canterbury wines, gin cocktails, top-notch chow – we're not surprised each event sells out within days.
After seeing Christchurch women jump at the chance to attend Broad-ly Speaking, we headed North for our most recent event in March 2018 which was very well received by a full room of Auckland women who got to hear from our most diverse range of speakers yet.
Now with a national presence and its own website and online story platform, Broad-ly Speaking is becoming more than just an event - it's quite the movement.
We’ll be back in Auckland soon, but for now Broad-ly Speaking is heading back home to Christchurch for an event in May.