Sheila Riddell-Harvey

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Sheila Riddell-Harvey

BPW Franklin & Districts

Membership                    1995 – current

Programme leader         1995 – 1996

President                          1997 – 1999

      • Judge of BPW Franklin Study awards for a number of years
      • BPW Franklin’s NCW representative 2009 – current
      • President of NCW Papakura Franklin 2009 – 2011

BPW Federation

      • Member of committee for Projects 2000 – 20001
      • Member of committee for Business Women’s Award 2003 – 2004
      • President’s Associate 2012/3

Personal Statement

I believe that organizations such as BPW are essential in the long journey to achieving equality for women around the world.  The fact that we have a voice at the UN is important and significant because it is how we help to affect change albeit slowly.  For this reason it is essential to maintain and succeed at attracting members.  This we do when we apply our own philosophy of having true respect for the women around us who each have so much to offer.

Educational Qualifications

Bachelor Arts Auckland University

B Soc Sci (Hons) Waikato University

Advanced Cert in Adult Teaching Manukau Institute of Technology

Advanced Cert in Volunteer Management


I was employed in Educational Administration for twenty years at Manukau Institute of Technology preceded by Auckland Education Board until it was disestablished.

I jointly managed the family plumbing business after arriving in NZ and have worked in a variety of other occupations: bank teller, ledger keeper, managed a sole charge position and also when we moved to Clarks Beach the family agricultural business.

I now volunteer at the Citizen’s Advise Bureau in Papakura