10 Elite Women in Business, 2024

CTI Life Sciences Fund

Laurence Rulleau

In the fast-paced realm of venture capital and biotechnology, Laurence Rulleau stands as a beacon of expertise, blending her scientific acumen with a keen business sense to drive innovation and shape the future of healthcare. As a managing partner at CTI Life Sciences Fund, her journey is marked by a relentless pursuit of impactful investments and a dedication to supporting visionary entrepreneurs.

DHL Express New Zealand

Chitra Shinde

Chitra Shinde, the Company Director and Head of Operations at DHL Express New Zealand, is a name synonymous with excellence in the logistics industry. With a remarkable 25-year journey at DHL, she has been a driving force behind the company’s growth and success. Soon to embark on her new role as Vice President Operations at DHL Express Singapore, Chitra’s dedication to service quality and sustainability sets her apart as a leader in her field.


Denise Hayman-Loa

In the dynamic realm of online communities and technology, few leaders stand out as much as Denise Hayman-Loa. As the CEO of Carii, Inc. & Connective, and an advisor to numerous clients, Denise has played a pivotal role in transforming her company from a modest tech start-up to an award-winning business. In this exclusive interview, we delve into Denise’s journey, challenges she faced as a woman in business, and the key decisions that shaped her remarkable career.

Anywhere in Africa Safaris

Kirsty Gordon

Kirsty Gordon, the visionary force behind Anywhere in Africa Safaris, where adventure meets unparalleled luxury. As the owner and CEO, Kirsty has cemented her place as a prominent figure in the travel industry, bringing her decades of expertise and passion for Africa to every aspect of her work. Kirsty’s journey in the industry began with a spark of curiosity and a love for travel.


Nicole Martin

Nicole Martin, the Chief Empowerment Officer and Founder of HRBoost®. With a passion for human resources and a knack for business innovation, Nicole has carved her path as a successful entrepreneur in the HR industry. Her journey from a receptionist to a renowned leader is a testament to her determination and vision. Nicole’s roots lie in Montana, where she imbibed the values of community and happiness from her upbringing. Raised by a spiritually inclined mother who instilled in her the belief that she was capable of anything, Nicole ventured into the world at 18, seeking to prove her mother right.

Jean-Georges Management

Tara Bryan

Tara Bryan, the senior culinary director for Jean-Georges Management, is a seasoned professional who has carved an impressive path in the culinary industry. With a passion for food and art, Tara’s journey began at a local bakery where she worked as an assistant. Her dedication and enthusiasm led her to pursue formal culinary education at Birmingham College of Food while simultaneously working as a commis chef at a local hotel.

HCL Tech

Tiffany MacKinnon

Tiffany MacKinnon, a distinguished leader in the realm of Global Supply Chain Services, currently holds the esteemed position of Head of Global Supply Chain Services at HCLTech, a prominent $13 billion Indian-owned technology sales and service company. With a wealth of experience and expertise under her belt, Tiffany has cemented her place as a trailblazer in the industry.

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