Business empowerment, leadership and career advancement for emerging and established women leaders

Returning to Wellington this November, the 4th Annual Women in Leadership Summit presents a unique approach to invest in your leadership journey, unlock your true potential, and rediscover your resilience through multiple interactive sessions.
Be inspired by some of New Zealand’s most powerful thought leaders to overcome self-doubt, put your hand up for new opportunities, and unapologetically take a seat at the leadership table.  
Hear fresh perspectives from our diverse line-up of leaders, and proactively address the external and internal roadblocks that hinder your leadership growth by: 
  • Developing a comprehensive action plan to accelerate your career trajectory 
  • Fostering a culture of inclusivity and becoming a true ally to empower our intersectional women leaders 
  • Investing in the leadership development of your best talent, to avoid the exodus of high-performing employees, dubbed “The Great Resignation”
  • Overcoming counterproductive perfectionism by nurturing your leadership skills through our Leadership Coaching Clinic  
Since 2012, the Women Leaders Institute has created a safe space for emerging and established leaders to be inspired, connect and grow. Join the community and find out more at  


Leadership Reset: Cultivating your wisdom to lead in our wild world

We are living through unprecedented times, the impacts of which can be felt in nearly every industry in every country and are placing new demands on leaders. In order to thrive, you must discover ways to sustainably cultivate your wellbeing, wisdom and agility to adapt to this constantly evolving landscape. 
In this interactive workshop, through a combination of deep reflection, interpersonal dialogue, and exposure to cutting-edge vertical development tools, you’ll gain access to new insight and nourishing practices that will help you amplify your effectiveness as a leader in today’s fast-changing, increasingly complex and interconnected world.
Workshop Led by: 
Aenslee Tanner, Leadership Coach, Vertical Development  


Rt Hon. Helen Clark

Former Prime Minister of New Zealand

Hon Priyanca Radhakrishnan

Minister for Diversity, Inclusion and Ethnic Communities

New Zealand Government

Hon Poto Williams

Minister for Building and Construction, Minister for Police

New Zealand Government

Professor Dame Juliet Gerrard FRSNZ

Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor

Naomi Ferguson

Commissioner and Chief Executive

Inland Revenue

Rebecca Kitteridge

Director-General of Security

New Zealand Security Intelligence Service

Emma Songivalu

Chief Petty Officer and Pasifika Cultural Advisor

Royal New Zealand Navy

Adithi Pandit


Deloitte New Zealand

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  • Hear from some of New Zealand’s most influential thought leaders on fostering gender diversity, equity and inclusion within the workforce
  • Chart your leadership trajectory by applying the strategies, techniques and lessons learnt from other high-performing leaders
  • Learn to coach and sponsor the best leadership talent for your organisation to grow, and avoid "The Great Resignation" boom of the pandemic
  • Network with like-minded leaders, create meaningful connections, and share best practice strategies in taking your career to the next level
  • Engage in interactive leadership workshops and formulate a clear path of action to advance your leadership skills 
  • Curate an organisational culture founded on respect and recognition for talented employees from diverse backgrounds 
  • Employ best practice methods and procedures to attract, nurture and retain high-performing women in your workplace 
  • Establish allyship amongst your workforce to reduce toxic competition and collaborate as an organisation to achieve optimal outcomes


Regardless of gender or role – whether you are a board director, CEO, senior or middle manager, entrepreneur or young emerging leader, the Women in Leadership Summit is a valuable platform of information, insights, and networking opportunities for you.  
  • CEOs, Directors, General Managers, Managers and Executives 
  • Human Resources Professionals, Recruitment and Talent Specialists 
  • Diversity and Inclusion Professionals 
  • Women Leadership Programme Managers 
  • Mentors, Mentorship Programme Managers, Sponsors, Coaches
  • Changemakers championing diversity in the workplace including male allies and advocates Budding and established entrepreneurs 
  • Budding and established entrepreneurs
  • Aspiring leaders, managers, millennials, and recent graduates




Sky Stadium
105 Waterloo Quay, Pipitea, Wellington, 6140 
Conference Room: Level 4 Members Gallery
Workshop Room: Level 3 West Lounge
T: +64 4 473 3881
Parking: For parking information, please click HERE
Complimentary parking is available at the venue. Parking instructions will be available closer to the event date. 
How to get there: For information on how to get to the stadium, please click HERE