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Women of Influence

A daughter's legacy

LESLEY ELLIOTT Anti-domestic violence campaigner Lesley Elliott wins top prize at 2014 Women of Influence awards.

Navy women rise through the ranks

CORINA BRUCE Women now hold a commanding presence in the navy.

A mind-cleansing journey

Kerry Prendergast No answers but former mayor is finding peace on 800km walk in thinking about son's accidental death.

Stories to tell young women

Jess - Architect New book and website exposes challenges for women working in all-male environments.

More women in NZ boardrooms

young businesswoman While men still heavily outnumber women in NZX-listed boardrooms, the female presence is slowing rising.

Opinion poll

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

Yes, lots

Yes, a bit more

No, it's fine

Vote Result

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

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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.