BPW NZ, Legislation Convenor
Membership: 2001 to present
Vice President/Secretary/Bulletin: 2003-2005
President/Bulletin Editor: 2005-2007
BPW NZ Federation
Legislation Convenor: 2007 to present
Professional & Personal Insight:
- Is married to Ian and has two daughters and two grandsons.
- Professional career has been varied from working with Town Planning for the Wellington City Council to:
Todd Motors as a designer, then AWA as designer then Supervisor of design office
Owned and operated my own Design and draughting business, at the same time as working with my husband in “Babysitting Motels” to allow the owners a break
Owned and operated, with a partner, a Second hand bookshop/ Book Exchange
Last 15 years worked with Windsor Engineering designing product and running small projects for Filtration systems and Kilns for drying lumber for the Forestry industry. Supervisor and administrator of design team, developing a work practice manual and procedures manual for the design office
Currently working as Costing Engineer.
- Volunteer work includes:
Worked with the Foundation for the Blind as a talking book facilitator
Contributed to NZ Society of Research on Women by designing covers for two of their publications
For five years I was involved with a Wellington group called Women in Business
I have also always supported my husband with any Lions projects that he may have been involved in, and often collect for charities such as Te Omunga Hospice, Guide Dogs for the Blind.
Noeline Reisch – Her story:
- BPW is an opportunity to learn from and to help other women:
Diversity of occupations amongst the women involved and the friendships made are rewarding
Knowing there are a number of women from different occupations to call upon if help required on any particular subject is empowering in itself
Attended National Conference as Observer, 2002
Club delegate to National Conference 2003 and 2006
Editor, Member of the Conference Planning committee for the 40th Annual BPW Conference held in Wellington,
Acting Chairperson and MC.
- As BPW Legislator Convenor:
putting together submissions on policy matters, been involved with the parliamentary process
All submissions and lobby letters have had to be researched
Results from responses from MP’s to letters and submissions have all been positive even when the MP may not agree with supporting the BPW point of view.