Governance NZ

Women in Governance Awards 2019

The national Women in Governance Awards programme recognises and celebrates innovation, excellence, creativity and commitment to diversity by both organisations and individuals.

Announcement of the winners will be made at a special Awards Gala Dinner to be held in Auckland at the Hilton on 20 June 2019.

Award Categories

Click on the category below to view the relevant entry criteria...


Entries close 30 April 2019
Send your completed Application Form and associated documentation to Linda Noble

A few words from previous Award Winners...

"Winning the Emerging Leader at the Women in Governance NZ awards was a career defining moment in my governance journey. The acknowledgement gave me a newfound confidence to pursue Boards I thought were out of my league and empowered me to stretch beyond my comfort zone. It’s an honour and privilege to stand beside other amazing women and be inspired by the many stories of strength, courage, hard work and determination."
Sara-Jane Elika

"Sport Wellington was the very proud winner of the Women in Governance ‘Innovation by a Not-for-Profit Award’ in 2017, and then ‘Organisation of the Year Award’ in 2018.

Sport Wellington has made a conscious effort to ensure that we have a balance between diversity of gender, age, ethnicity, backgrounds, skills and experience. We have attracted and retained talented women in both the organisation and on the board and understand why diversity is important. Our staff were excited to win the awards as they’re a fantastic reinforcement of our culture - which we’re very proud of."
Sport Wellington


Linda Noble, Chief Executive - Women on Boards
Ph 09 377 0130

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