Governance NZ

Women in Governance Awards 2021


Are you or your organisation a champion for promoting greater gender balance and diversity in the governance and leadership space?

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

The winners will be announced at a special Awards Gala Dinner to be held at the Hilton Auckland on Thursday 10 June 2021. To purchase tickets click here.

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Ready to submit a nomination? Let's help you get started!

1. Click on the relevant Award category document below to complete the information required to support the nomination.

2. Complete the Nomination Form

3. Email the Nomination Form and supporting documents and information to Lee Shelley

NOTE: Nominations can be made either by self-nomination or by being proposed by another person (proposer nomination).

Award Categories

Click on the category listing below to view the relevant entry criteria and supporting documents required.


Lee Shelley
P: 09 377 0130

View 2019 Women in Governance Award winners and photo gallery

A few words from previous Award Winners...

"We are extremely proud of our achievement in winning the prestigious award of Gender Diverse Organisation of the Year 2019. We have worked hard to ensure that we are a positive example of a law firm committed to gender equality and diversity. We have developed a culture which enables women to succeed, removing obstacles, rather than creating them. It is fantastic to be recognised for this."
Anna Fox, Managing Partner, Saunders Robinson Brown Law

"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

Business Partners