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Founders Exchange May: Jehan Hyder from AirNZ

Huge welcome to Jehan Hyder, Programme Leader, Application Services at Air New Zealand

She's flying in to Wellingon (no prizes for guessing on which carrier!) to speak to us in true open Founders Exchange style about


• Her own story (how she got where she is, and became who she is)

• The challenges of being a female in IT management

• Tips for young women in IT

• The male v female paradigm in the workplace.

Please BYO something to share, and your questions, and your asks/offers to the community.  HUGE thanks to Victoria and Simmonds Stewart for hosting.


Jehan's Short Bio

Mathematical Sciences and Computing degree majoring in Statistics. Migrated to New Zealand in 1988. Was a software developer overseas and in New Zealand for 10 years working in central government and banking. Then went into systems analysis for 4 years in the insurance sector. After that, entered the wonderful world of IT project management and was a project  consultant for the better part of 15 years. Managed projects in a wide range of sectors including airlines, health, retail,  local government, central government, manufacturing, telco, and medical publishing. Project types included end to end project management, project rescue, project establishment and business case consulting, software development, application implementation, business change, systems and process analysis, and project management training development programmes. Joined Air New Zealand in 2011 as Programme Leader in Group IT Solutions, responsible for managing a software development team which deliver internal and external  customer facing IT solutions.


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  • Helen B.

    Lovely to meet you all, and looking forward to the next one.

    June 2, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for organising this great catchup! She was a real laugh and great to get her take on her experiences. Sorry I had to leave early.

    May 31, 2014

  • Dorien V.

    Hi all,
    just leaving my last meeting for the day.... I'm sorry but I'm gonna call it a day... Sorry I missed it! Look forward to seeing you again next month

    May 30, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll be there at 5:45 - hope this isn't a problem being a tad late?

    May 30, 2014

    • Zheng

      No problem Niq, we usually do a bit of networking until 6 anyway :)

      May 30, 2014

  • Julia F.

    I'm so sorry. I have a clash....hadn't realised when I originally RSVPd that it was Qs B'day weekend...d'oh! Sorry to be missing this one - it sounds really interesting.

    May 29, 2014

  • Zheng

    Great to see so many existing members and first-timers RSVPing for this event - really awesome!

    Can I ask you to please check your RSVP so that we can better organise the event and location? Really looking forward to seeing everyone on Friday :)

    May 26, 2014

  • Elena

    Hello all on this windy Sunday - sadly I cannot make it this time as I will be overseas. Sounds very interesting too!

    May 25, 2014

  • Samantha G.

    So sorry I cant attend this week - hope to see you all next time!

    May 24, 2014

  • Dorien V.

    Fab article on an amazing entrepreneur, congratulations Zheng!

    2 · May 8, 2014

    • Zheng

      Thank you Dorien, your support is amazing!

      May 8, 2014

  • Marie-Claire

    WHOO check out awesome Zheng's article in Unlimited http://digimag.unlimitedmagazine.co.nz/#folio=36

    3 · May 8, 2014

    • Zheng

      Wow you are fast! Thanks for the link and your encouragement MC :)

      May 8, 2014

  • Lydia P.

    What time do you think the event will finish? Thanks

    May 4, 2014

    • Zheng

      It usually goes until about 7 or 7:30.

      May 7, 2014

  • Julie

    Sorry, turns out I will be in Auckland that night :(

    May 7, 2014

  • Zheng

    Terri, on the top right of this page, there is a "change button" just underneath "Your RSVP: Yes". Just click on that and you will be able to change it to a "No". Let me know if you are still having problems :)

    March 12, 2014

  • Terri van S.

    Oops sorry - just realised I'll be in Sydney but can't figure out how to un-RSVP??

    March 12, 2014

  • Marilyn

    Hi happy to offer Wellington City Libraries staffroom if needed

    February 12, 2014

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