Women of Influence 2017 finalists

Alison Mau is one of the finalists this year for our Women of Influence.

From the boardroom table to the farm stable, women of influence finalists have stories from every corner of the country.

Cerebral palsy blogger nominated for leadership

Grace Stratton has been nominated in the Young Leader category of this year's Women of Influence awards

Born with spastic diplegia cerebral palsy, 17-year-old Grace Stratton uses her disability to inspire others.

Joan Withers: A woman's place

Joan Withers: "My approach to life and business boils down to this: there are no shortcuts. No silver bullets."

... is anywhere she wants it to be, according to the high-profile businesswoman, but it's not easy.

We still need feminism

"I know I'm not the only person that came to feminism later in life," says Anna Guenther.

OPINION: I never thought I was a feminist, but three things made me realise it's still important:

Success isn't a straight line

Dallas Kete with Terry Shubkin, Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme chief executive.

OPINION: Telling the story of the bumps, the hiccups and the flaming crashes will hopefully encourage young women.

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