The inaugural Women in Governance Awards – designed to raise the profile of gender diversity in the boardroom and at C-suite level – will be held next week at Villa Maria Estate in Auckland.
Event organisers Women on Boards New Zealand (WOBNZ) has recently announced the nine finalists, all of whom will be celebrated for their success in the governance and leadership space.
WOBNZ Chief Executive Lesley Whyte says while she is thrilled with the quality of nominations received for the Awards, the organisation is working hard to improve New Zealand’s low boardroom gender diversity.
“The research shows that we are still languishing at the bottom of the table as a country when it comes to women holding positions at board level.
“While the Women in Governance Awards aim to recognise and celebrate women who are going great work in leadership roles, Women on Boards is also dedicated to nurturing women coming through the pipeline and giving them the confidence to step up.”
The finalists are:
- Norah Barlow
- Martelli McKegg
- Dr Alison Patterson
- Kaye Thorn
- Summerset Group
- Bowls NZ
- Frances Benge
- Jan Dawson
- National Health Committee