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MUV Talks: Stories Behind the Success

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This time at MUV Talks we’ll be sharing ‘Stories Behind the Success’.

We have heard many inspiring stories of various heroes or leaders, but have they achieved success overnight? Nope, they have struggled, fought against the odds, changed directions and overcome many obstacles on the way to achieving their dream goals.

This time we will be celebrating the hero’s journey by sharing the experiences and lessons from seven brave and persevering entrepreneurs. Come along to meet awesome people and hear inspiring stories from our speakers that will prove to you that great innovators don’t fear failure, they embrace it and learn from it.


What is MUV Talks?
A non-profit series focused on building capability and relationships within communities. What makes MUV Talks special is that it is driven by the purpose of celebrating and empowering everyday people who are doing incredible things. We focus on sharing stories that may otherwise not be heard.
Each event consists of seven talks for seven minutes, from a diverse set of people with different experiences and points of view, talking about one common theme. Our unique approach to networking helps to create an energetic and friendly environment that guarantees an exceptional experience for our attendees.


Introducing our speakers!

Meet Brough Johnson

Brough Johnson

Brough spent the first 12 years of her career as a film and television editor. She edited shows such as Power Rangers, Westside, Go Girls, Step Dave, Both Worlds and various documentary films. While working as an editor, she actively educated herself in the international business of movie and television production and distribution.

When analyzing the movie and television landscape – and ultimately the book publishing sector – it became incredibly clear that women and non-binary voices are missing from popular media. Brough decided to create a business that would have a financial impact in changing this picture.

She co-founded Narrative Muse and is the CEO. Narrative Muse is developing an online recommendation engine that matches people with books and movies by and about women and non-binary folk that are just-for-them perfect. It's the Tinder for literature and cinema. Audiences will be able to watch and read the most engaging books and movies that “get them” – exactly when they want them. Finally, women and non-binary audiences will be part of a world where their identity is affirmed while financially supporting the creation of more content.

Meet Ana Saulala

Ana Saulala

Ana is a young inspiring Tongan woman who decided to take the entrepreneurial path after graduating from the The University of Auckland this year with a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce. She was introduced to entrepreneurship through the Velocity programme where she became more open to new possibilities in her life and what she had to offer the world. She was named Westpac Pacific Business Student of the Year 2016 and was a finalist for EY Business Student of the Year 2017. She continues to discover more of her potential and wants to inspire others to do the same.

Meet Carol Brown

Carol Brown

Carol has twenty-five years plus experience in strategic Human Resources and has worked with clients across many geographies to help them create a competitive edge by leveraging the diversity of their talent. Her early career focussed on talent acquisition and engagement, and since 2010, Carol has worked almost exclusively in the area of diversity and inclusion.
As CEO of Diversitas and RoleWorks, Carol and her team have built a reputation for delivering quality D&I solutions to private and public-sector clients. Her approach is to provide pragmatic, impactful solutions which help her clients be more competitive. Building on successes in the New Zealand market, her business interests have now expanded internationally into the northern hemisphere.

Meet Nicky Perry

Nicky Perry

Nicky Perry started AwesoMe Inc in August 2015 when her friend Bex Lipp, and business partner, asked her to design a gratitude journal, that she wouldn’t feel guilty about not filling in every day. What started as a way to cope with mental health issues soon sparked an idea for a business that helps others take care of themselves.

Originally from the island state of Tasmania in Australia, Nicky has 22+ years experience working as a graphic designer and art director in Australia, the UK and New Zealand. She is passionate about combining her expertise as a designer with building a community and helping others develop the skills they need to live a happy and content life.

Meet Amy Willoughby

Amy Willoughby

Life coach, writer and creative at Be and Bloom.

Amy spent the first 20 years of her career as a hair stylist, behind the salon chair, but always felt she wanted to go deeper than just the surface and aesthetics.

After spending the last three years of her hairdressing career cutting and styling wigs for women undergoing chemotherapy, she quickly understood the importance of empowering individuals through the core of their identity and essence.

She has always had a passion for connecting the dots through personal development and now helps others to do the same, realise their full potential, unique value and build their own momentum towards their desires, while also aligning in what they love.

Meet Jenene Crossan

Jenene Crossan

Jenene Crossan (Winner of the 2016 Most Inspiring Individual at NZ Innovation Awards) is a digital entrepreneur, specialising in predicting, understanding and developing technologies to underpin the evolving consumer behaviour.

She is the Founder and CEO of Flossie (a hair & beauty booking app that acts as a smart payment service).

Described by those who work with her as passionate, hard working, insightful, creative, committed and tenacious. Jenene’s drive, determination & passion have seen her win the Most Inspirational Individual Award at the 2016 Innovation Awards and be a finalist for the Women of Influence Award 2014, Women of the Year, New Zealand Marketer of the Year and the international Veuve Clicquot Award.

Meet Jade Tang-Taylor

Jade Tang-Taylor

Jade is a Designer... a Dreamer... and a Doer.
But what does that mean, exactly?

As a Designer: She’s professionally trained in the field of visual communication design; graphic, web & digital design. She’s also exploring the realm of UX Design, Human Centred Design, and utilising Design Thinking methodologies to bring about positive social change.

As a Dreamer: She’s a purpose-driven, design-led, creative social entrepreneur. Endeavouring to connect cross-sector, cross-disciplinary, cross-cultural communities to collaborate and find ways to create positive social impact together.

As a Doer: She’s someone who loves to make sh*t happen.

Introducing our awesome MC: Colart Miles!


Colart Miles

Colart is a well known innovation coach and a specialist in accelerated delivery practices such as Agile, Kanban and Lean. Colart also plays a central role in the local startup ecosystem including Startup Weekend, ZeroPoint Ventures, R9 Accelerator, Flux Accelerator and Lightning Lab. Colart is currently pursuing his passion for helping kiwi organizations to speed up innovation and to build a more sophisticated ecosystem.


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