Words of wisdom from women of influence

Words of wisdom from women of influence

Women of Influence recognises women making achievements in many fields – women boldly scaling new heights or growing a better NZ for all, no matter how big or small - because we all need a little inspiration to show us what’s possible.

This year’s award ceremony – on September 18 – is particularly auspicious, falling on the eve of the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New Zealand.

Here are some of our previous finalists speaking about the next glass ceiling for women and advice they'd give to young women starting out.


Professor Robyn Phipps
Professor in Construction, Massey University
Women of Influence finalist 2016 – Innovation and Science


Shahed Abu Jwaied
Integrate Women International
Women of Influence finalist 2017 – Young Leader


Sharnay Cocup
Taupiri Youth Group Trust
Women of Influence winner 2017 - Young Leader

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