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Founder of Au Pair Link and My Food Bag

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.

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 husband James Robinson and 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.



  • Culture
  • Sales
  • Mastering Leadership
  • CEO & Company Directors
  • Entrepreneurship & Entrepreneurs
  • Marketing
  • Purpose & Vision
  • Disruption
  • Customer Service


  • Creativity

Lifestyle & Wellbeing

  • Work-Life Balance


  • Inspiring Stories
  • Entrepreneurship

Politics & Advocacy

  • Leadership
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
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