Women Beyond Ordinary

Thursday, March 5 

05 Mar 2020, 6:00 pm
BDO - 10 Young Street, New Plymouth

$ 25/pp includes refreshment and nibbles



Women Beyond Ordinary

March 5, 2020  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. 

March 5  - Topic

Women’s empowerment in a climate changing word.

We see two enormous movements emerging around us : the rise of the women and the planetary challenges

Is there a connection?

Our planet is crying for help.

Women are awakening and are in a catchup movement to equality.

The balance between men and women must become restored.


If we gain ground on gender equality, we also gain ground on addressing global warming.

Equality for women in agriculture, education and family planning.

Women are Vital Voices and agents for change on this planet.

We're too often ignored or silenced when we speak, we are too often passed over when plans are laid, or investments made

We need to function more like an ecosystem, finding strength in our diversity.


This is a time of great awakening.

It is a magnificent thing to be alive in a moment that matters so much.

This earth our home It's calling for us to be bold

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

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.

Kama Burwell

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Landscape designer | Engineer | Changemaker.


Kama likes to “create the world she wants to live in”. And that world is lushly forested with flowering pastures, diverse food production, and healthy waterways. In that world people are happy and are connected to their neighbours and the community around them.


Throughout her life, Kama’s work and community projects have been about creating that world. This has included setting up the Enviroschools program in Taranaki, establishing the farmers market in New Plymouth, teaching ecological literacy, setting up an interest-free financial cooperative, working with land owners to heal landscapes, and establishing the New Plymouth Cohousing neighbourhood (in progress!).

Elvisa Van Der Leden

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Environmental educator I Local Government Representative

She is an environmental contractor with experience in citizen science project coordination, volunteer management and conservation field work. She has been volunteering and working professionally in the field for over 5 years and is passionate about community engagement and environmental education 

Elvisa love working in Taranaki around te maunga, te awa me te moana.

She teaches children breakdancing, performs poetry and music and protects little blue penguins.

Corryn Grace


Natural Medicine Practicioner

Corryn brings together her knowledge of both Welsh and Maori medicine working alongside nature and Wairua.


She also works in an NGO managing community projects around Taranaki, and her focus has been primarily on a holistic approach to well-being and self-determination. She believes that people sustain and create their own futures, with their own voices

Teresa Goodin

Artist | Alchemist | Spiritual Counsellor | Flower Essence Therapist

In 2019 Teresa co-founded LUMEN Studios & Gallery where she is a resident artist. Teresa has been using collage as a tool for exploring consciousness and deepening self-awareness for over 20 years. Her artworks are alchemical tools for transforming consciousness and promoting wholeness. 

After graduating art school and working in the arts sector for 10 years, Teresa became a mother and shifted her focus to natural health and holistic wellbeing. She has studied various pathways to wellbeing including Naturopathy, Psychosynthesis, Meditation and Shamanic Healing. She is a spiritual counsellor and a specialist in New Zealand Native Flower Essence Therapy. 

She has been a student with the Medicine Woman Centre for Esoteric and Shamanic Studies since 2011 and studying Buddhism for 15 years, regularly attending intensive silent meditation retreats. In 2018 she became a Buddhist Chaplain apprentice and trained to assist people to pass peacefully



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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 :

  • Paula Barkley : Owner New Plymouth Caci Clinic 

  • Olena Williams : Founder at Ethnic Cooking Classes and App LOZHKA

  • Ingrid Vercammen : Founder "Women Beyond Ordinary". 

05 Mar 2020, 6:00 pm
BDO - 10 Young Street, New Plymouth