The Women of Influence Awards & Forum

18 September

In 1893 women in New Zealand won the right to vote. In those 125 years a lot has changed, but there is still much to do. The Women of Influence programme recognises and celebrates women from all walks of life who make a positive difference in the lives of their fellow New Zealanders.

The Women of Influence Forum explored how we can shape the next 125 years for women through keynote speakers including Dr Hinemoa Elder, and thought provoking panel discussions.

The Women of Influence Awards celebrated those who have made a real difference in their communities, locally and nationally across 10 categories. See below for the list of winners.

Supreme Winner: Jackie Clark
Lifetime Achievement: Theresa Gattung
Arts and Culture: Miranda Harcourt
Board and Management: Dr Farah Palmer
Business and Enterprise: Angie Judge
Rural: Rebecca Keoghan
Public Policy: Charlotte Korte
Community/Not for Profit: Jackie Clark
Innovation and Science: Professor Wendy Larner
Diversity: Sarah Lang
Global: Sarah Vrede
Young Leader: Maddison McQueen-Davies

Presenting partners


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Award partners


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