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2017 Women of Influence nominations open now

Now in its fifth year, the Women of Influence programme recognises and celebrates those women from all walks of life who make a positive difference to the lives of their fellow New Zealanders; women whose achievements go beyond success in their personal and professional lives, and whose influence benefits their communities.

Presented by Westpac and Fairfax Media, the programme highlights the significant contribution women are making to New Zealand’s growth and development, builds the profile of women leaders, and reaffirms the value of bold and diverse thoughts and actions in creating a vibrant present and a bright future for all New Zealanders.


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Nominations are closing soon for the 2017 Women of Influence Awards!

We're looking for women who go beyond their formal roles and make a difference in the lives of everyday New Zealanders – this maybe someone you work with, live with, or even yourself.

With limited time until nominations close, don't miss out on your chance to nominate yourself or a deserving women you know by midnight, Sunday 28 May. Nominate at

A nomination guide is available to download at, or visit for more information.​


Categories include 'Arts and Culture' with women who contribute to the advancement of arts and culture, either as creative artists or by enabling others to further New Zealand arts and culture.


Updated on 16th May 2017