100 influential women have been selected from the hundreds of entries to form the finalists for the 2016 Women of Influence awards.
Presented by Fairfax Media and Westpac, the New Zealand Women of Influence programme aims to identify, recognise and celebrate influential women shaping New Zealand.
With a record number of nominees this year, the panel of highly experienced judges said selecting the top 100 was tough, and determining the category winners and overall winner will be an even more challenging task.
The 2016 Women of Influence category winners and the supreme award winner will be announced at the Awards Dinner at SKYCITY Auckland on Wednesday 12 October.
Registrations for the event are now open here. See below for more key dates.
The 2016 WOI finalists
Arts and Culture
Dr Anna Crighton
Dr Huhana Smith
Board and Management
Dr Catherine Stone
Community / Not for Profit
Sue Van Schreven
Innovation and Science
Dr Agneta Fullarton
Wednesday 12 October (8.30am-12pm)
Women of Influence Forum at SKYCITY Theatre, Auckland
The theme for the 2016 Forum is ‘Turning ideas into action, investing in yourself’ featuring keynote speakers: Cecilia Robinson - co-founder and CEO of My Food Bag; Dr Lance O’Sullivan - Former NZer of the Year; and Corina Bruce - the first female commanding officer of NZ Navy.
Wednesday 12 October (6.15pm-11pm)
Women of Influence Award Winners announced at Awards Dinner at SKYCITY Convention Centre, Auckland