WYCBO 2024 | Revolutionising the Future of Health

Women You Can Bank On (WYCBO) is returning in 2024, and will be bigger and better than ever before.

Revolutionising the Future of Health is a powerful topic for WYCBO 2024, which will resonate with all in attendance. As the world moves away from predominantly focusing on health care, we move towards an approach of equitable health and wellbeing for all.  Meanwhile, health advancements and innovative ways of thinking have the ability to profoundly change health forever. The WYCBO team are creating a truly special event experience, which we know will have lasting impact.

WYCBO is a unique business event experience with a combination of inspirational speakers, panel discussions, networking, and fine dining. WYCBO is the perfect platform for compelling conversations, to reflect, reset and grow together.

To secure a table, please email [email protected]

Doors Open | 5:15pm

Event Start | 6:00pm



Rachel Smalley | WYCBO MC

The incomparable Rachel Smalley will be back on stage to MC WYCBO 2024 and will also take part in our panel discussion on the night.

Dr Elizabeth Berryman | KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Dr Elizabeth Berryman is the visionary force behind the award-winning digital health solution chnnl limited, serving as its founder and director.  Dr Berryman won the New Zealand Foreign Affairs and Trade ‘Inspiring Women Leaders’ award at the New Zealand International Business Awards for her efforts within the mental health and wellbeing space.


Skye Duncan is the Executive Director of the Global Designing Cities Initiative (GDCI).  The GDCI team produced the award-winning Global Street Design Guide and its recent supplement, Designing Streets for Kids. In support of these global resources, Skye and her team provide ongoing technical assistance to multiple cities around the world on transforming streets and mobility to support safe, sustainable, equitable, and healthy cities for everyone.


Driven by the realisation that traditional healthcare focuses on treating illness rather than nurturing better health, Lee Tan set out to change the narrative.

With over two decades as a community pharmacist and pharmacy owner, Lee understood the underlying problem. If we wait until we're sick to prioritise our health, we miss the chance to truly thrive. This realisation ignited the spark to create Well + Being - a lifestyle space to pause, reset and nurture physical, mental and emotional beings.

With her additional training in Nutrigenomics, Lifestyle Medicine, Environmental, Nutritional Medicine and health coaching, she is excited to lead the change and empower the community to vitality and good health.

Reremoana (Moana) Theodore | WYCBO PANEL GUEST

Research Associate Professor Reremoana (Moana) Theodore is the Director of the National Centre for Lifecourse Research and has recently been appointed as Director of the world leading Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study (Dunedin Study).

Moana has followed in the footsteps of a number of women in her family that have worked in health and education. Women who committed their lives to service within their community to improve the lives of children, young people, and families.

Moana has held a number of leadership and governance positions including as a Ministerial-appointed board member of the Southern District Health Board and a Councillor of the Royal Society Te Apārangi. She is the proud mother of three.


Lily Fraser is Kāi Tahu, from local marae Puketeraki. She has recently moved back to Ōtepoti to be more connected with her iwi and whenua. She is the first graduate of Kura Kaupapa Māori to become a doctor and is a strong advocate for Māori language revitalisation.

Lily is the Clinical Director and a GP at Te Kāika Clinic and is passionate about hauora Māori. She loves working with whānau using a holistic approach founded on mātauranga Māori and lifestyle change.

Dr Kate Van Harselaar | WYCBO PANEL GUEST

Kate graduated from the University of Otago and completed her specialist training in Gynaecology, Fertility and Obstetrics. She has taught at the University of Otago since 2009.Kate has a Masters in Physiology, which had a focus on Reproductive Endocrinology. Following her fellowship training, she worked in the public and private sector.

Kate was Medical Director for Fertility Associates Dunedin between 2017 and 2022 and now joined the Intus Medical Specialists Group in 2022, where she is the Clinical Director and has her private practice.

Kate is involved in all aspects of Gynaecology and Fertility. She is dedicated to helping women find an optimal management plan through a team approach of support, guidance, education, and excellence.

Dunedin Town Hall

Wed, Mar. 6, 2024