We’re a handpicked team of highly experienced coaches and consultants who are all passionate about gender equality at work and helping women to thrive in their careers.


We have coached clients from a wide range of organisations and industries, including:


New Zealand

Anna Johnstone

Founder & CEO, Leadership & Career Coach

Anna Johnstone founded The Female Career in 2019 to improve gender balance at work in Aotearoa. She loves coaching women has worked directly with hundreds of women to bring more clarity and courage to their work and careers. She's also passionate about helping organisations improve their gender balance.

She brings to her coaching & consulting work her international experience across HR and Sales & Marketing in both blue chip organisations such as Shell and Mars and start-up businesses . She holds an MSc in Applied Psychology as well as an MBA from IMD Business School in Switzerland.

Anna is also available as a keynote speaker on Gender Balance and Women & Leadership. Contact her directly on anna@thefemalecareer.com

Nic Wood

Leadership & Career Coach, Gender Balance Consultant

Nic Wood is a highly experienced coach and consultant. She enjoys helping women achieve their potential and thrive in their careers and supporting organisations to improve their gender balance. She has been partnering with and coaching senior managers and individuals for several years, supporting people to identify areas for improvement and create sustainable plans for change.

She brings over 15 years of corporate experience working across diverse organisations in the private sector including Air New Zealand, Vodafone and Bank of New Zealand. She has a professional background in organisational development, with strengths across multiple areas including coaching, diversity and inclusion, leadership, talent and culture.

Anna Tavoi

Gender Balance Consultant

Anna Tavoi is an experienced consultant with broad experience in strategy, analysis and content. She is passionate about social justice and supporting people of all genders to thrive at work.

Before joining The Female Career, Anna worked in the public sector. Her previous roles include employment relations policy at the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment, performance audit at the Office of the Auditor-General, and operations and operations support at the Ministry of Justice.