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

The Women Leaders Institute is delighted to announce our 6th Annual Women in Leadership Summit returns to New Zealand this August – with a renewed focus on bold leadership and resilience. 
2020 has been the biggest leadership test for many of us. As restrictions ease but the pandemic continues, how prepared are you to lead in this new normal? 
Join us this August at the Women in Leadership Summit, where we bring together 19 exceptional leaders from diverse backgrounds and professions to: 
  • Explore the most effective leadership tools, tips and techniques you need to inspire, support and motivate your teams through these uncertain times 
  • Navigate with confidence to take the next step in your leadership journey 
  • Share and celebrate your wins with like-minded leaders as we reaffirm our commitment to diversity in leadership even during the most challenging of times!  
With our additional virtual platform, speakers and delegates can join us from all corners of the world, enabling our community to keep learning and building new and lasting relationships.
You can either join us in-person or from the comfort of your home or office. Whichever option you choose, you will have the opportunity to participate in outcome-focused workshops, ask questions directly to our speakers in real-time, and even take part in a networking game – making it a highly interactive, truly unique and valuable experience for you to gain the essential leadership insights you need today. 
For the last six years, the Women Leaders Institute has consistently delivered a high-impact leadership conference for emerging and established women leaders to be inspired, connect and grow in a safe space. Join the community and find out more at  
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Women in Leadership Top Speakers

Saunoamaali’i Dr Karanina Sumeo

Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner

New Zealand Human Rights Commission

Zarifa Ghafari


Maydan Shahr

Tracey Hickman

Executive General Manager Retail Operations

Genesis Energy

Catherine Gacad

Senior Vice President, Advanced Technology and Partnerships

Wells Fargo

Agnes Naera

Chief Executive Officer

NZ Global Women

Pip Marlow

Chief Executive Officer

Salesforce ANZ

Monique Davidson

Chief Executive Officer

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council

Craig Robertson

Chief Executive Officer

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11 Reasons Why You Can’t Miss Out!  

  1. Hear from some of New Zealand’s most influential government, business and community leaders on leadership in today’s uncertain climate – lessons learnt from the crisis 
  2. Inspiring international keynotes from the USA, Australia and Afghanistan on bold, adaptive and resilient leadership  
  3. Success stories, leadership tips and personal anecdotes on progressive leadership from successful male and female leaders 
  4. Take away strategies for mastering adaptability during turbulent times
  5. In the post COVID-19 working environment learn how to implement and maintain effective flexible initiatives that will create more opportunities for women to thrive in the workplace 
  6. Position yourself and your organisation to thrive, bounce back, and grow from adversity  
  7. Sharpen your leadership skills in resilience, stress management, and negotiation to lead effectively in an everchanging environment. 
  8. Learn to coach and sponsor the best leadership talent for your organisation.  
  9. Realise the benefits of implementing effective mental health and wellbeing strategies in your organisation 
  10. Network with like-minded leaders, make global connections and share best practice strategies in taking your career to the next level  
  11. Learn to create inclusive and diverse workplaces to unlock greater productivity  

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

The event will take place in a premium hotel in Auckland as well as the option to stream online.