A women's entrepreneurs week will be kicked off at an event in Auckland on Thursday.

The week runs from March 11 and has been developed by Co. of Women, a membership-based learning and support organisation for female entrepreneurs.

Co. of Women founder and chief executive Tara Lorigan said that throughout the week members would share "stories of success".

"Women's entrepreneurs week is about championing the diversity of success so our job is to tell those stories," Lorigan said.


The Inc!te event on Thursday, to be held at Ernst & Young's offices in Britomart, will include a panel discussion featuring PC Direct founder Sharon Hunter, Wynnis Armour, co-founder of recruiting firm Madison Group, and Pacific education pioneer Anita Finnigan.

"[Finnigan] is not as well known as Sharon Hunter but she should be because she's built an amazing organisation [BEST Pacific Institute of Education] that's had an amazing impact on the Pacifica community in New Zealand," Lorigan said.

Former Breakfast host and Co. of Women member Petra Bagust will be the facilitator for the panel discussion.

The event will also include a cocktail function.

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