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Women of Influence

Vote: Emerging Leaders

young businesswoman Five finalists have been selected for the 2014 Women of Influence Emerging Leader category. Vote now!

Boardroom identity

boardroom Tania Simpson brings her culture - and te reo - to some of the most hardened boards.

Unfinished business

feminist, rosie the riveter The great battles of feminism may be over, but women still have plenty to fight for in the quest for equality.

What power the female vote?

Election voting paper The upcoming election is one time when all women can make their influence felt over the direction of the nation.

Working in a man's world

Builder What is it like to be a woman working in a male-dominated environment?

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

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.