Jane Fanselow-Price, President
Jane has over 29 years experience in recruitment and human resources working mainly as an owner of a business and as a senior manager with an international recruitment company. She has had extensive association with the Recruitment and Consulting Services Association (RCSA), the professional body of the recruitment industry in Australia and New Zealand (NZ). As part of RCSA she held the National President’s role in NZ and later was the NZ representative on the Australasian board. Jane’s experience covers leadership, financial management, facilitation, negotiation, sales and relationship management.
Georgie Falloon, Vice President
Georgie is an entrepreneur with experience in retail and business growth and development. She built her own company, Willow Shoes, from the ground up, with stores around New Zealand and online. She has experience in consumer marketing and sales, event management and a natural flare and passion for fashion. Georgie is passionate about enabling women to be independent and successfully manage family and work. Through Willow Shoes, she has actively supported Dress for Success in New Zealand for over 14 years and is excited to carry this through to the Dress for Success Wellington Board.
Karen Larsen, Treasurer
Karen is an accountant with a background in financial management in the public and private sectors. Throughout her career and while her children were growing up, she sat on many community based childcare committees as their chief financial advisor, treasurer or accountant. A confessed ‘late bloomer,’ Karen understands the struggles many women face when entering or re-entering the workforce. Currently she is employed in the entertainment industry as a Finance Manager, where she puts her financial and strategic management skills to good use.
Management and customer service are Cheryl's forte. She is currently the Client Relationship Manager of SMSS, a software company working with the tertiary sector. Previously, Cheryl ran Women in Technology, an organisation that encouraged and supported women either working in the IT industry or considering a career in the industry. Under Cheryl's leadership, women were supported to do personal development programmes including formal mentoring. They were also given the opportunity to network with their peers and senior members of the IT industry.
Diana has volunteered for Dress for Success Wellington since 2009. This work has included setting up career expos for women entering the workforce and providing dressings for women seeking work. She has experience in fundraising and running events for various community groups. Diana is a veterinarian who works in the private and public sector.
Kate is a Senior Solicitor advising on a range of property, business law and estate planning matters, including family and charitable trusts. She qualified in 2007 and has since worked in Dublin and London, having returned to Wellington in 2012. Kate has been involved in a number of charitable/voluntary organisations and is currently a trustee for a Wellington Charitable Trust. Kate has always been impressed with the work and goals of DFS, and would welcome the chance to become more involved.
Magila has held senior management roles in the public and private sectors in areas of communications, media management social marketing and sponsorship. Her governance experience includes membership on Government's Taskforce on Action on Violence within Families and the Tamaki Transformation Board. Previously she served as President of the Wellington YWCA and Deputy Chair of the New Horizons for Women's Trust. Magila holds a Master of Business Administration and qualifications in communications.