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2019 Mitre 10 Trade Keynote Award


We want you to apply for our 2019 Mitre 10 Trade Keynote Award.

The Award provides public presentation and personal story crafting skills to an inspiring tradeswoman.

The Award Recipient will work with professional public speaking coach Diana Thomson of Speechmarks prior to the WIT 2019 event to craft a presentation about their experience as a woman in trades and will give the Keynote Address on the evening.

The application process is really easy & should only take 15 to 20 minutes to complete. Simply fill out the short form (download below) and send it in to us, along with a 1 page CV.

Applications open Tuesday May 21st and close Wednesday 26th June.

Download the Application.

Here is what 2018 recipient Pip Buunk thought about working with Diana:

"I’m a word person, I feel I can write professionally or creatively fairly well, and I assumed this would follow through to writing speeches.

But... when I started working wth Diana on my keynote speech, kindly sponsored by Mitre 10 Trade, I discovered presenting my words verbally is a whole different animal!

Diana is bubbly, friendly and professional. She let me decide the topics and information to cover while teaching me to mould the format of my story so that it worked well for a spoken presentation.

The skills I learned under Diana’s guidance have served me well for several speeches, as well as for meetings and interviews I have since taken part in. It was invaluable to my personal and professional development and I plan to work with her again when I need guidance on future speaking engagements."

Read about the highlights of Pip's career in her own words here.

The Keynote Award would not be possible without our wonderful sponsors at Mitre 10 Trade. Show them some love by checking them out now...

Earlier Event: November 30
Tradeswomen Panel Discussion
Later Event: August 22
WIT Mini Conference 2019