On being a Woman of Influence video

Former Cure Kids CEO Vicki Lee speaking at the launch of this year's Women of Influence programme at Westpac HQ in Auckland.

Some of our Women of Influence alumni on what being a Woman of Influence means to them.

A sporting winner

"If you work hard and have the right attitude, you can actually do a lot of things that you think you can't. I think it's about belief," says Therese Walsh.

Therese Walsh was the supreme winner of the board and management category in 2013.

Speak to an astronaut video

Nasa astronaut Wendy Lawrence wants to inspire women to take on new challenges and work in traditionally male roles.

Nasa astronaut Wendy Lawrence answered some burning questions about space.

An agent for change

A career highlight has been rolling the Loves Me Not programme out, with 30-odd schools taking part.

Last year's Women of Influence winner Lesley Elliott says her award recognises that domestic violence is an issue.

'Don't take life for granted'

"I don't ever get sick and I work really hard and I'm really passionate about things, I'm an optimist," says Kerry Prendergast.

Former Wellington mayor Kerry Prendergast was a local and regional category winner last year.

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