Women Beyond Ordinary

Thursday, November 11

11 Nov 2021, 6:00 pm
New Plymouth

$ 25/pp includes refreshment and nibbles



Women Beyond Ordinary

November 11, 2021  panel discussion of " Women Beyond Ordinary" 

In each woman sits a genius, something extra-ordinary, that has to come forward. 

The idea to form regular panel discussions to provide a safe and fun environment to learn from others resulted in founding "Women Beyond Ordinary". Designed to provide encouragement, networking opportunities, and support in exploring women’s leadership roles in a variety of contexts. Women are amazing leaders at home and in the workplace and should be given access and equality to every opportunity that men have.


​The panel members will give the group some of their best advice based off of their experience.

After the break we split the attendees up in smaller groups to discuss in each group the topic of the evening. Everybody has a voice and the opportunity to contribute. 

November 11

Change: Resist or Adapt?

Often the hardest changes to understand and adjust to are the ones that are
unexpected and out of our control – a recession, a global pandemic or a major
disaster or a sudden passing of a loved one.

Experiencing a sudden, big change can feel like a physical blow.
Adaptability was an important survival skill even before the pandemic.
Most of us have a tendency to shut down in the face of new things.
Most of us don’t like changes.
Unexpected shifts are always around the corner, whether in personal life or in

It can be tough to move forward. But while we can’t avoid these kinds of unexpected
changes, we can control how we deal with them.
Join us for an inspiring panel discussion and learn how to put change in the proper

Look into the mirror. The amazing person you see is the face of change in your life…

During our exclusive evening, you’ll be filled with hope and courage and inspired to apply these amazing insights to your own life. Bring a friend or come by yourself. Numbers are limited.



Book now to avoid missing out.


Panel Members

Ingrid Vercammen

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Women Beyond Ordinary I Facilitator & Founder

An intuitive entrepreneur, Ingrid evolved from the Psycho Therapist she once was in her home land Belgium, to become a highly successful business women who has dedicated herself to mentoring others.

Emigrating to New Zealand in February 2000, Ingrid founded a globally successful food manufacturing business, Van Dyck Fine Foods ltd,  brand "Marcel's" pancakes.

Winner of several Business Excellence Awards during her time at the company.

In January 2018, Ingrid found her calling and has since dedicated herself to helping and empowering women with her organization Women Beyond Ordinary. She regularly facilitates meetups, panel discussions, mentoring, public speaking and workshops aimed at empowering and teaching women about their inner strength.

Debbie Gut


 Public Speaker | Fashion Model | Rapper


Debbie is disarmingly brave. She challenges the system by breaking boundaries of age and gender roles.

Having a Swiss background, Debbie not only made New Zealand her home, but made her unique imprint as an effective leader. She has strong connections to farming communities and is known thorough South Taranaki and Whanganui.

Throughout her life, Debbie worked in many occupations. mostly in male dominated industries. She is honest, driven and has an exquisite style.

Debbie is a consultant for DVS Home Ventilation Systems and the ambassador of healthy homes.

Natalie Innes


CEO | Business Leader

Natalie brings over 20 years’ experience in Executive roles within
the food and FMCG sectors in both NZ and Australia. She is a
Fellow of the UK Chartered Institute of Marketing.

She is currently the CEO of Van Dyck Fine Foods Ltd, and
has been for the past 3.5 years. In that time she has significantly
grown the business, developing people, systems and processes,
along with exceptional growth in sales and profit margins.


Under her leadership the business has achieved new levels of food safety
and ethical standards compliance.

Van Dyck Fine Foods manufacture and market pancakes and crepes to NZ,
Australia, and Southeast Asia, including Singapore and Taiwan.

Charlotte Ward

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MC | Keynote Speaker| Entrepreneur

Charlotte is a born and bred Taranaki girl starting her life in the hills of Mangamingi.

Charlotte left home for boarding school in New Plymouth at the age of 13, and then spent 6 years in London and traveling. She's been lucky enough to travel the world.

Silk Skin Spa is now 12 years old and Charlotte loves the busy dynamic of the beauty business.  The top two things for her: watching her team grow and being part of a fantastic community. She provides a platform for her team to learn. For her to own a business in a vibrant community like New Plymouth is a privilege.

Silk Skin Spa is Awarded NZ's best business model/top Spa at the NZ Beauty Industry awards in 2015 

Toni Marie Smith

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Actress | Comedian | Well-being Advocate

After a near-drowning at 19, several episodes of mental illness in her early 20s, and a melanoma diagnosis at 27, Toni decided to waste no time. Since then she is on a winning streak.


She is an award winning actor,  stand-up comedian of House of Laughs (a ‘Wild Card’ Finalist in the Raw Comedy Quest 2021), semi-professional singer-songwriter, visual artist, videographer.


At the moment Toni is doing her postgraduate studies in Health Science majoring in psychology while working for several well-being programs for seniors.

Toni is passionate about the pursuit of truth through open, critical discussion. She addresses important social issues, advocates for personal and community mental health and well-being.



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Time Table

  • 5:30 pm - Welcome - Doors open  
  • 6:00 pm - Introduction of panel members.
  • 6:05 pm - Listen to the panel discussion to warm up and learn.
  • 6:35 pm - Coffee-Tea and nibble time
  • 7:00 pm - Contribute in small groups and let your voice count
  • 7:45 pm - Results of group discussions
  • 8:00 pm - Time for powerful networking to close.

Committee members :

  • Olena Williams : Founder of social media agency OW Media

  • Ingrid Vercammen : Founder "Women Beyond Ordinary". 

11 Nov 2021, 6:00 pm
New Plymouth