My Food Bag founder and a former Prime Minister were among those recognised.
Anna Curzon from accounting software giant Xero was a finalist in this year's Women of Influence awards.
Cecilia Robinson, who founded My Food Bag, is the Supreme Winner in the 2017 Women of Influence awards.
The Women of Influence Forum celebrated New Zealand women and their achievements.
Susan Devoy dominated squash in the 1980s. She says attitudes to women's sport haven't changed.