Women of Influence: The finalists video

Minister for Women, Louise Upston at the launch of Women of Influence 2015 at Westpac Bank in Wellington.

The finalists for the Women of Influence awards for 2015 have been announced. 

A very unplanned career

"I'd have every child in New Zealand growing up with the kind of opportunities I had, that would be brilliant," says Fran Wilde.

Former Wellington mayor and Labour MP Fran Wilde was the local and regional winner in 2013.

'Push out of your comfort zone'

2014 Emerging Leader winner Althea Carbon

Young corporate lawyer Althea Carbon is passionate about using digital innovation to help charities.

Advice to your teenage self video

What advice would you give your teenage self?

If you could go back in time, what advice would you give to your teenage self?

An influence for good

"During my study I always felt the need to prove myself. But all in all I haven't encountered much discrimination," says Mahsa Mohaghegh.

Mahsa Mohaghegh has a PhD in computer engineering, and was 2013 Women of Influence Emerging Leader.

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