• News
    WISPA brings leaders to ‘Women You Can Bank On’ in March 2021

    Tickets on sale from 1 December – get in quick, as they will sell out! The truly... Read more

  • News
    LAUNCH: Annual Report & Audited Financials 2019 – 2020

    On Thursday 29 October 2020, a quorum including 18x of the original 22x Foundation Members gathered for... Read more

  • News
    LIVE! The Sport NZ Women + Girls Summit 2020

    The Sport NZ Women and Girls Summit 2020 has been outstanding! The first day included a great... Read more

  • News
    WISPA confirms new Board Appointments

    Julie Paterson and Pauline Harrison reappointed with three new Board members joining: We are delighted to confirm... Read more

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    WISPA launches ‘Change Inspires Change’ in support of IWG 2022

    The 8th IWG World Conference on Women & Sport launched today at a live digital event, officially... 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’. We are working toward this through delivery of insight and research, 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 currently, we are also the global delivery agent for the International Working Group (IWG) on Women and Sport Secretariat & Conference 2018-2022, with the 8th IWG World Conference taking place in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland from 5-8 May 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!

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