Women of Influence 2016

Congratulations to our 2016 Women of Influence Award Winners!

Congratulations to our 2016 Women of Influence Award Winners and Supreme Award Winner, Helen Robinson!

This year we also awarded a special Lifetime Achievement Award to long-term Woman of Influence

Judge and champion of gender diversity and for women in business, Dame Rosanne Meo.

All the info on Helen and our other category winners - Gaylene Preston, Lisa King, Catriona Williams, Sue Kedgley, Lyn Provost, Dr Michelle Dickinson, Naomi Ferguson, Mavis Mullins and Alexia Hilbertidou - can be found here.

In its fourth year, the Women of Influence Programme identifies, recognises and celebrates the 100 most influential women shaping New Zealand across 10 categories: Arts and Culture, Board and Management, Business Enterprise, Community and Not for Profit, Diversity, Global, Science and Innovation, Public Policy and Rural.

With a record number of nominees this year, our panel of experienced judges said selecting the winners and overall winner was a challenging task.

Join the conversation on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook #WOINZ

Key dates:

Women of Influence Awards

1st June - Women of Influence programme launch, nominations open

15th July – Nominations close

22nd August – Finalists announced

12th October – Women of Influence awards gala dinner

Kate Sheppard Women of Influence Lecture

28th July – Massey University, Wellington

Women of Influence Forum – ‘Turning ideas into action, investing in yourself’

12th October – 8.30am – midday


- About the awards: Find out more about the awards – how it ticks and the key dates to watch out for.

- The judges and criteria: We’ve got a stellar line up of inspiring leaders as preeminent judges for each award category. View their profiles and view the full criteria.

- Women of Influence Forum: Don’t miss out on your chance to hear from some of New Zealand and Australia’s most senior leaders at this event.

- Kate Sheppard Lecture: Find out more about this new fixture on the Women of Influence events calendar.

- Women of Influence Alumni: Meet our alumni of amazing winners and finalists from the last three years.