The national Women in Governance Awards programme recognises and celebrates innovation, excellence, creativity and commitment to diversity by both organisations and individuals.
The winners were announced at a special Awards Gala Dinner held at the Hilton Auckland on 20 June 2019.
|Gender Diverse Organisation of the Year - sponsored by Diligent||Saunders Robinson Brown Law|
|Gender Diverse Organisation of the Year - sponsored by Diligent||Johnstone Construction Ltd - Highly Commended|
|Not-for-Profit Governance Leader||Sue Kedgley|
|Māori or Pasifika Governance Leader||Melanie Taite|
|Emerging Governance Leader - sponsored by Sport New Zealand||Chelsea Grootveld|
|Inspiring Governance Leader||Justine Smyth|
|Gender Diverse Organisation of the Year||Auckland War Memorial Museum|
|Johnstone Construction Ltd|
|Public Service Association|
|Saunders Robinson Brown Law|
|Not-for-Profit Governance Leader||Charlotte Isaac|
|Māori or Pasifika Governance Leader||Chelsea Grootveld|
|Emerging Governance Leader||Chelsea Grootveld|
|Wendy Wei-ju Chen|
|Inspiring Governance Leader||Annah Stretton|
Media Release 20 June 2019
Media Release 24 May 2019
Scoop 27 May 2019
NZ Law Society 27 May 2019
NZ Herald (Rotorua Daily Post) 28 May 2019
Cricket Wellington website 4 June 2019
Johnstone Construction website 6 June 2019
Women in Trades website 7 June 2019
Click on the category below to view the relevant entry criteria... entries are now closed.
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."
"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."
Linda Noble, Chief Executive - Women on Boards
Ph 09 377 0130