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Women of Influence

Cooper's prestigious accolade

Trelise Cooper Dame Trelise Cooper has become the first Kiwi to be inducted into the Mercedes-Benz Hall of Fame.

Emerging leader: Althea Carbon

Althea Carbon is a 25-year-old lawyer who has also poured her considerable energies into the non-profit sector.

Emerging leader: Fiona Bradley

Fiona Bradley, 27, is a qualified and practicing pharmacist and a young leader in GirlGuiding New Zealand.

Emerging leader: Jade Leung

Student Jade Leung is the CEO of P3 Foundation, New Zealand's leading youth charity against extreme poverty.

Emerging leader: Toyah Attwell

Toyah Atwell is the general manager of The Market NZ, an online platform showcasing the wares of Kiwi artisans.

Opinion poll

Do you think there should be more paid parental leave time?

Yes, lots

Yes, a bit more

No, it's fine

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Related story: Call to means test paid parental leave

About the awards

women of influence Now in its second year, the awards celebrate bold, energetic women who are helping shape New Zealand and its future.

Meet the judges

These awards would not be possible without the knowledge and generosity of our judges. Read more about them.

Women of Influence gala dinner

Entry, terms & conditions

What drives Mai Chen?

Mai Chen Top lawyer Mai Chen reveals the childhood force that has driven her to succeed.

Women of Influence finalists

Narrowing down the finalists for the inaugural Women of Influence awards was never going to be easy.

Top honours for leading Aus women

Woinz Emerging Leader Mahsa Mohaghegh

Cricket boss a big winner

Boss of NZ 2015 Cricket World Cup campaign is supreme winner of Women of Influence awards.