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

Conference | 5-6 December 2019
Pre-Conference Workshop | 4 December 2019

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Following on from the overwhelming success of last year’s event, the 2nd Annual Women in Leadership Summit Wellington will bring together industry leaders to explore successful gender parity initiatives and the most effective tools and strategies to enable women leaders to take the next step in their leadership journey. 

In 2012, the Women Leaders Institute was created to inspire action and drive change for emerging and established women leaders through business empowerment, leadership and career advancement opportunities. Join the community and find out more at 

Be part of the change at the 2nd Annual Women in Leadership Summit Wellington. Learn and be inspired by leading corporate, government and not for profit leaders and engage directly with leadership coaches in focused interactive sessions as you take your career to the next level and realise your leadership potential.

Featured Speakers at this Summit

Chlöe Swarbrick MP

Spokesperson for Mental Health, Drug Law Reform and Education

Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand

Pele Walker

Former Chief Executive

Human Rights Commission

Peter Bradley CBE

Chief Executive Officer

St John New Zealand

Nicole Rosie

Chief Executive

Worksafe New Zealand

Tania Benyon

Chief Executive Officer – Group Sourcing

The Warehouse Group

Angela Nash

Chief Technology Officer

New Zealand Rugby

Hon Julie Anne Genter MP

Minister for Women; Associate Minister of Health and Associate Minister of Transport

New Zealand Government

Georgina Beyer

World’s First Transgender Mayor and Member of Parliament

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Endorsing Partner

Media Partner

Knowledge Partners

Charity Partner

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Key Reasons To Attend! 

  • Hear from some of New Zealand’s most inspirational leaders on their personal anecdotes to becoming a leader and learn how you can too
  • Establish effective and mutually beneficial mentoring partnerships  
  • Overcome self-doubt and imposter syndrome to be a more confident and effective leader
  • Gain practical advice on improving workplace flexibility and equality
  • Sharpen your leadership skills in resilience, stress management, negotiation, authentic leadership and leading in an ever-changing environment
  • Learn to recruit, coach and mentor the best talent for your organisation  
  • Embrace feminine leadership and own the strengths women bring to male-dominated industries
  • Realise the benefits of effective collaboration between leaders of all stages and ages
  • Network with like-minded leaders to share best practice strategies in taking your career to the next level


Who Should Attend?

Regardless of gender or role – whether you are a board director, CEO, senior or middle manager, entrepreneur or young emerging leader, the 2nd Annual Women in Leadership Summit Wellington is a valuable platform of information, insights, and networking opportunities for you.  
  • CEOs, Directors, General Managers, Managers and Executives   
  • Human Resources Professionals, Recruitment and Talent Specialists  
  • Diversity and Inclusion Professionals  
  • Women Leadership Programme Managers  
  • Mentors, Mentorship Programme Managers, Sponsors, Coaches  
  • Changemakers championing diversity in the workplace including male allies and advocates 


Group Discounts




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Basin Reserve
37-39 Rugby Street, Mount Cook, Wellington 6021 New Zealand
Conference Room: Longroom
Workshop Room: Norwood Room 
T: 04 381 2282 

The Basin is one of the world’s most iconic and intimate cricket venues and a unique Wellington offering. Our two function spaces look directly out onto the wicket, making it one of the most playful venues in New Zealand.
The Basin is just a few minutes walk from the CBD, Cuba Street and Courtenay Place. It is also close to bus stops for all major routes and has easy driving access to the motorway out of Wellington. The Wellington Airport is only 15 minutes drive away.

Our function rooms are in the RA Vance Stand, which has driveway access large enough for buses, and parking for up to 30 cars.

No accommodation on site, however the four closest hotels are:
- Bay Plaza Hotel:
- Liberty Apartment Hotel: