Getrude Matshe-Kanicki is the Global Curator & Founder - HerStory Circle. She is a fashion Designer, Celebrated Author and Philanthropy Consultant, Rooney International Scholar, TED Speaker, New Zealand Rotary Member. She is an African textile artist, fashion designer and an inspirational speaker who has been described as a vibrant bundle of African energy whose zest and passion for life inspires everyone she meets. She is passionate about helping people achieve their full potential and find their individual life purpose. She is passionate about individuals’ success. This makes her an energetic, inspirational and enlightening speaker. Getrude has written several books, ghostwrites and is now a book writing coach.
Getrude is also the founding director and CEO of New Zealand Medical Recruiters.
HerStory isn’t a ‘typical’ conference. It’s unlike anything you will have experienced before or since. The reason for this bold statement? It’s what we hear every time from the women who speak and attend.
This global and collaborative initiative, brings together women, from all cultures and creeds, to join together in sharing inspirational, enlightening, uplifting personal stories and experiences of issues that are affecting women – socially, economically and environmentally.
At HerStory we welcome any speaker who wants to talk from the heart, in full authenticity, about a story that has powerfully affected their life and will inform, inspire, and empower other women. Our speakers come from all walks of life, all different ages, different cultures, and different nationalities.
As a collective, this is very powerful. It provides a safe and nurturing space for women to share their stories of how they have overcome adversity and challenges to lift and inspire others. It is also an ‘incubator’ for women to share and hone their speaking skills, whilst gaining confidence and support, in order to take their talks to a wider audience such as the TEDx circuit.
The mission is global.
We are reintroducing (and introducing) Ubuntu, a “We-philosophy”
It’s a huge opportunity for authentic speakers, who want to share their powerful messages as widely as possible:
1,000 Locations around the world
100 Speakers required at each event
1,000,000 women worldwide