Women of Influence 2016

We can now reveal the category finalists for the 2016 Women of Influence Awards. Here's a full list of all our finalists or head to Stuff.co.nz for names of all the 100 women being recognised. The judges faced an extremely challenging task in assessing the huge number of high calibre nominations this year.

The category winners and the supreme award winner will be announced at the Women of Influence Awards dinner at SKYCITY on 12 October.

As a result of continuing encouragement and support we're giving even more people an opportunity to be involved in the programme. The Women of Influence Forum was introduced for aspiring leaders and its success ensures it will be held again ahead of the awards dinner on the morning of 12 October. In its second year, the Forum will be at SKYCITY to allow for even attendees.

New Zealander of the Year 2014 Dr Lance O’ Sullivan will be joined by My Food Bag CEO, Cecilia Robinson and the Royal NZ Navy’s Captain Corina Bruce as keynote speakers.

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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.