• Pacific Womens Sports Leaders
    A Milestone Week at the Sports Leadership Programme

    The Pacific Women’s Sports Leadership Programme has successfully wrapped up its inaugural week, marking a significant milestone... Read more

  • News
    Women in Sport Aotearoa (WISPA) announces new Co-Chair

    WISPA is pleased to announce the appointment of Susan Sawbridge to the board Co-Chair position. Women in Sport... Read more

  • News
    Harbour Sport and World Off-road Riding Department Join Hine Manawa Rau

    In an exciting development for women and girls in sport and physical activity, Women in Sport Aotearoa... Read more

  • News
    Our plans to accelerate gender equity in the sport and recreation sector

    Women in Sport Aotearoa (WISPA) publicly announces its plans to accelerate gender equity within Aotearoa New Zealand’s... Read more

  • News
    Pacific Women’s Leadership Programme to empower emerging female leade...

    Women in Sport Aoteaora launch pilot leadership programme for Pacific Women with Pasifika SiS Sisters in Sport Designed... Read more

  • About Us

    Women in Sport Aotearoa, Ngā Wāhine Hākinakina o Aotearoa, is a charity that exists to transform society through leadership, advocacy and research, ensuring that all women and girls gain equity of opportunity to participate, compete and build careers in play, active recreation and sport in Aotearoa New Zealand.

    Our strategic vision is to see ‘women and girls valued, visible and influential in sport and recreation’. We are working toward this through delivery of the WISPA Insight Hub, change leadership, advocacy campaigns, speaking engagements and events like the Captains Lunch and the annual Sport NZ Women + Girls Summit.

    We work across Aotearoa New Zealand, and were formerly the global delivery agent for the International Working Group (IWG) on Women and Sport Secretariat & Conference 2018-2022. 

    The Women in Sport Aotearoa Board and Chief Executive are leaders with strong sport, business, academic and public sector expertise. Our Patron is the Rt Hon Helen Clark ONZ, former New Zealand Prime Minister and former Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme.

    Our funding comes from a mix of Grants & TrustsDonations, Fundraising & Gifts and Commercial Partnerships.

    You can help too – Donate Now or visit Support Us to find out more!

    Visit About to learn more and to meet Our People.




    IWG 2018-2022

    Find out about our leadership work on the global stage

    Insight Hub

    Gain real insights to help you make a case for change


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    Read about our work to influence gender equity in sport