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

Presented by the Women Leaders Institute 


In 2012, the Women Leaders Institute was created to inspire action and drive change for aspiring and established women leaders through business empowerment, leadership and career advancement. Join the community and find out more at   
The Women in Leadership Summit Series is a global conference series designed to bring together the most influential and brightest minds to create opportunities for women in leadership. 
Be empowered and inspired by incredible public and private sector leaders as they address women’s role as innovators and disruptors, accountability in gender diversity, facilitating flexibility while maintaining productivity and profit, and creating equality of opportunity in modern businesses.   
As part of our global Women in Leadership series, this inspiring two-day forum is coming to Auckland; created for experienced leaders, aspiring executives, budding entrepreneurs, and established business professionals who want to advance their career and learn from influential and successful leaders.

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Women in Leadership Top Speakers

Nadia Lim

Celebrity Chef, Entrepreneur

Food writer and Television Personality

Kerre McIvor

TV Personality, Columnist

Best-selling Author

Georgina Beyer

World’s First Transgender Mayor and Member of Parliament

The Hon Dame Silvia Cartwright

Former Governor-General of New Zealand

Chelsea Herbert

Champion Race-car driver

Saunoamaali'i Karanina Sumeo

Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner

Human Rights Commission

Rob Campbell


SKYCITY Entertainment Group

Braden Dickson



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10 Reasons Why You Can’t Miss Out!  

  1. Hear how the CEO of Transpower New Zealand leads by example in creating an environment of equal opportunity for profession and life.

  2. Debate the merits and downsides of gender diversity quotas with Auckland Council, ANZ New Zealand, MinterEllisonRuddWatts, Vodafone and AIA. 

  3. Discover how the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment is designing, delivering and implementing initiatives to enhance the progression of women leaders in the public sector.  

  4. Learn from the Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner on how to reframe the conversation of LGBTIQ inclusion as a critical business issue

  5. Implement actionable strategies with SKYCITY Entertainment Group, Hays and Chen Palmer to improve diverse equality of opportunity at your workplace.

  6. Discover the changing requirements of modern business leadership from the Chair of EY and learn how to move towards purpose-driven leadership.

  7. Emulate the successes of CXOs from ACC, BP New Zealand, The Warehouse Group, New Zealand Post and Russell McVeagh as you continue your journey to the executive suite

  8. Gain practical tips and advice from Chief Health and Safety Officer of Fletcher Building to reverse the gender imbalance in male dominated industries.

  9. Learn to overcome key leadership challenges with BNZ, Fonterra, University of Auckland Medical School and more in our high impact interactive roundtable discussions.

  10. Identify the best opportunities for a fulfilling career with the 2018 Women of Influence Awards Supreme Winner, A Ground Breaking Chemist, Champion Race Car Driver, 2019 New Zealander of the Year Finalist and the Chief Executive and Secretary General of Paralympics New Zealand




Who Should Attend?

  • CEOs, Directors, General Managers, Presidents, Vice Presidents, Managers and Executives 

  • Human Resources professionals, recruitment and talent specialists  

  • Lawyers, accountants and consultants 

  • Diversity and Inclusion professionals 

  • Mentors, mentorship program managers, sponsors, coaches 

  • Professionals championing diversity in the workplace, including male allies

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Women in Leadership Summit Venue

Pullman Auckland Hotel 

Corner Waterloo Quadrant 
& Princes Street 

Conference Room: Princess Ballroom C
Workshop Room: Gallery Two 

T: +64 9353 1000

Pullman Auckland is offering a discounted accommodation rates.
You can never get too much of the three C's (Calm, Comfort and Convenience) and Pullman Auckland hotel offers a maximum of all three. This 5-star, Qualmark-certified hotel is situated in the heart of the city opposite the historic Albert Park. With 340 ho tel rooms, suites and self-contained apartments and 16 meeting and conference spaces.
How to get there:
Pullman Auckland is located in the heart of the city, just minutes from iconic Viaduct Harbour and a short stroll of Spark Arena. It is the ideal place to stay when visiting Auckland for the many international acts or sporting events held at the stadium. Also nearby you can explore the waterfront dining and entertainment precinct during your stay. Families may be interested in Auckland Zoo and Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium; easily accessible via local public transport.