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

Explore your potential as a leader, build resilience in yourself and your team, and take away the essential tools for genuineness and authenticity in leadership.

Conference | 18th - 19th June 2018          View Full Programme
Workshop   | 20th June 2018                      View Full Workshop  
While we celebrate the development and success of aspiring and established women leaders of New Zealand, it is without a doubt that the issues surrounding gender equity continue to linger.
Are you having difficulty forwarding your ideas and opinions across the office floor? Do you wonder if work-life balance is actually possible? These are some of the challenges that will be addressed at the 4th Annual Women in Leadership Summit NZ.
Hear from the country’s top corporate and government figures, and engage directly with the best leadership and performance coaches. Wear the heels of the women trailblazers of New Zealand as they share their insights and experiences.
New Zealand has come a long way on the route to achieving gender equity. As the first country in the world to recognise women’s political right to vote, Aotearoa is also the first to champion a woman Prime Minister. Realise your potential to be an effective leader and take your career to the next level. Register now for the incumbent leadership event.

Conscious Leadership for Complex Times Workshop 

Post Conference Workshop | 20th June 2018 
We live in a fast-changing, increasingly complex and interconnected world. The impacts can be felt in nearly every industry in every country and are placing new demands on leaders. In order to thrive, you must learn how to adapt to this constantly evolving landscape.
Aenslee Tanner is back by popular demand, championing this year’s 4th Annual Women in Leadership NZ Post-Conference Workshop (20th June), previously SOLD OUT in 2015 and 2016.
Do not miss this exclusive opportunity to pick up essential branding and networking tips for success, and gain valuable insights on how to be an assertive and effective leader. 
Key Learning Objectives:

  • Make deliberate choices that align with the leader you want to be

  • Use simple techniques to bring ease and grace to challenging situations

  • Prepare yourself for the exponential changes coming to the world of work

  • Apply strategies to amplify your influence as a leader

Women in Leadership Top Speakers

Rt Hon Dame Jenny Shipley

Former Prime Minister of New Zealand

Hon Anne Tolley

Member of East Coast and Deputy Speaker for the House

New Zealand Parliament

Hilary Barry

Journalist and Television

Host of Seven Sharp and Former Co-Host of Breakfast

Chelsea Winter

Celebrity Chef, Entrepreneur, Food Writer and Television Personality

Winner of MasterChef New Zealand

Gill Greer

Chief Executive

National Council of Women of New Zealand

Anna Curzon

2017 Westpac Women of Influence Board and Management Finalist

Chief Partner Officer, Xero

Bronwyn Rhynd

2017 Westpac Women of Influence Business Enterprise Finalist

Director, CKL

Hon Julie Anne Genter MP

Minister for Women

Associate Minister of Health and Associate Minister of Transport New Zealand Government

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Women in Leadership Partners

Media Partner

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Why Attend Women in Leadership? 

  • Former Prime Minister Address - Jenny Shipley 
From politics to commerce, the Right Honourable Dame Jenny Shipley has done it all. She is here to share her journey from becoming the nation’s first woman Prime Minister, to successfully taking on directorial roles in the business and economic sector.
  • Keynote Addresses - Hilary Barry and Chelsea Winter 
As one of New Zealand’s most renowned journalists and host of Seven Sharp, Hilary Barry tells her success story as a woman in the spotlight. Chelsea Winter has built her brand as an entrepreneur, celebrity chef and best-selling food writer. Come and find out her recipe for success.
  • Ministerial Keynote - Honourable Julie Anne Genter MP
The Honourable Julie Anne Genter MP opens this year’s event to celebrate the progress of New Zealand’s women in leadership. Hear the Minister for Women share the value of diverse and inclusive leadership, and her message to all leaders of Aotearoa.
  • Millennial Panel
Are millennials the “snowflake generation” or agents of change? Pick the brains of New Zealand’s future leaders and learn the approaches and strategies to bridge the intergenerational divide in this featured panel.
  • Future Leadership Hypothetical
The rapid advancement of technology means that humans’ relationship with machines is becoming more nuanced, fluid and personalised. This session explores the likely prospect of leadership in the time to come. What will your role look like in 2030?
  • Interactive Coaching
Engage first hand with New Zealand’s top leaders and performance coaches in this interactive session. Pick up essential branding and networking tips for success, and gain valuable insights on how to be an assertive and effective leader.

Who Should Attend Women in Leadership?


Regardless of gender or role – whether you are a board director, CEO, senior or middle manager, entrepreneur or young emerging leader, the 4th Annual Women in Leadership Summit NZ is a valuable source of information, insights, and networking opportunities for you.

  • Directors, Executives and Managers across all industries

  • Human Resources and Workforce Planning

  • Diversity and Inclusion Managers

  • Women’s Leadership Program Managers

  • Established, emerging and aspiring women leaders 

  • Male leaders looking to implement change on an organisation level

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Women in Leadership Summit Venue

Pullman Hotel Auckland 
Corner Waterloo Quadrant & Princes Street
Room: Princess Ballroom C
Workshop Room: Gallery 2 
T: (+64) 9/3531000
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 hotel rooms, suites and self-contained apartments and 16 meeting and conference spaces.

Pullman Auckland is offering a group rate to attendees.
To book

  • please call +6493531000 or

Group Name: Women in Leadership - Aventedge
Room Type: Superior Room
Bedding: King Bed
Room Rate: NZD$250.00 per room per night incl. 15% GST (subject to availability) 
Booking Code: WOM180618
Cancellation Policy: 30 Day Cancellation Policy. Any Room nights cancelled beyond and within 30 days of arrival are fully chargeable per room night cancelled