Women in HealthTech Breakfast

27 June 2023 at Cordis Hotel Auckland

EmpowerHER Mentoring Programme Launch

Women in Health Tech are very excited to launch our new Mentorship Program, EmpowerHer at HealthTech Week, after several years of consideration and a high level of interest from our members.  Mentoring can enable career and personal development for women at any stage in their career, supporting a deeper understanding and confidence in their development. 

Tuesday, 27 June from 6.30am to 8.00am
Great Hall 1, Cordis Hotel Auckland

$40 plus GST Standard Rate
$20 plus GST Student Rate



Dr Erica Whineray - Surgeon, Advocate and Entrepreneur

Erica is a surgeon, advocate and entrepreneur based in Auckland who has co-founded two medical practices whilst practising as a breast cancer surgeon.  After 20 years as a surgeon, Erica has transitioned into health consulting to provide clinical leadership and solutions in the health space. Erica has benefited both from being a mentee and mentor over many years and is a keen advocate for the process.


 Chelsea Gibson - BCom/BProp (Accounting & Commercial Law)

As a recent graduate of the University of Auckland, Chelsea has current experience in deriving value from various mentoring programmes. Subsequently, Chelsea has been able to harness this experience in professional environments through her work as an Accountant and as a mentor through dance teaching.


 Dr Patricia Bossons - Executive MBA Director and Director of Executive Qualifications

Patricia has been working in Executive Leadership development and as an Executive Coach and Supervisor for over 25 years. She developed her practise through her professional background as a Business Psychologist and Executive Education specialist. Patricia came to Massey, and New Zealand, in 2016, from Henley Business School in the UK. At Henley Patricia was the Director of the Henley Centre for Coaching and Behavioural Change, ran the Mentoring Focus Group for the Henley Partnership and was a Client Director, Executive Education. At Massey, Patricia has been the Executive MBA Director and Director of Executive Qualifications and teaches Leadership and delivers coaching into the MBA programmes.


Facilitator Melina Laredo - Arthrex Country Lead NZ

Melina Laredo is an experienced leader in medical devices, with a career spanning over 21 years in the healthcare industry. After completing a Bachelor of Nursing degree in 2001 in Christchurch, Melina moved overseas to further her professional development. In 2006 Melina transitioned into a commercial role in medical technology, based out of Chicago IL, and has represented Arthrex, a global leader in new product development and orthopaedic medical education, since 2009. Having worked with Arthrex in Chicago IL and Los Angeles CA for 10 years, Melina returned to New Zealand in 2019 with her young family and accepted her current role of Country Lead for Arthrex New Zealand in 2020. Melina is passionate about expanding and fostering diversity within the medical devices industry, with a particular focus on orthopaedics.

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