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Founder of Au Pair Link and My Food Bag

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It’s about finding a way to say YES, rather than a reason to say NO.

Cecilia Robinson is an in demand keynote speaker - as an award winning business woman who founded Au Pair Link and My Food Bag - one of the most talked about and fastest growing companies in New Zealand.

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Under Cecilia’s and James Robinson's ownership Au Pair Link was an award-winning business, enjoying appearances in the Deloitte Fast 50 (ranked 12th in 2012), Kenexa Best Workplaces (ranked 6th best workplace in 2013) and winning several awards in the HER Business Woman Awards including ‘Best new business’ and ‘Best SME’. James and Cecilia sold the business in late 2014.

In 2018 Cecilia was honoured to become a Board Trustee on the Prince's Trust International. The Trusts mission is to activate young New Zealanders as the designers, authors, dreamers, and creators of a more equitable, sustainable and prosperous future.

In 2019, Cecilia joined Pie Funds Management Limited as a Director. Cecilia's role will not only be on the performance of the business but on the people and marketing strategy that will underpin their next significant growth chapter ahead.

In 2020, Cecilia became the founder and Co-CEO of Tend Health. an online Doctor app for better, simpler healthcare.

Touted as a serial entrepreneur Cecilia founded My Food Bag in 2013 alongside well-known MasterChef Winner Nadia Lim and Businesswoman Theresa Gattung as well as her husband James Robinson and Nadia Lim's husband, Carlos Bagrie. Cecilia and James are now Directors of My Food Bag.

Cecilia has been acknowledged for her success as a multi award winning businesswoman - including the 2017 supreme award at the Westpac Women of Influence Awards and the Business Enterprise Award.

Cecilia can share her experiences running successful companies, entrepreneurship, leadership, culture, work-life balance and much more.

Cecilia was fantastic and a perfect fit for the event. She had such great integrity, energy and passion. She really inspired our audience and has rated really well in the feedback. The NZ Marketing Summit

Cecilia was an awesome guest speaker for our conference. What she had to share about her journey was very well received by our group with many of our delegates describing her as ‘motivational’. Even being under a bit of time pressure, due to our earlier session running over time, Cecilia delivered a fulfilling and rousing talk about her work and made it relative to our organisation which our franchisees really appreciated. Her energy is contagious and it was the perfect pick-me-up for the group after lunch! I would have no hesitation in recommending Cecilia as a guest speaker for any organisation.

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