• News
    WISPA celebrate new partnership with MWDI

    Māori women and girls will now have a starring role in sport, thanks to a new multi-year... Read more

  • News
    Women in Sport Aotearoa releases new gender equity research at Captains Lun...

    Women in Sport Aotearoa to release new gender equity research, as Prime Minister Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern... Read more

  • News
    Captains Lunch 2021 featuring Prime Minister Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern

    Captains Lunch 2021 to celebrate female leadership in sport and business, featuring Prime Minister Rt Hon Jacinda... Read more

  • News
    Peta Forrest joins as Marketing & Communications Manager

    Women in Sport Aotearoa (WISPA) is delighted to announce Peta Forrest (Te Rarawa & Ngati Porou) has been... Read more

  • News
    Government announces $950k investment into WISPA to support IWG 2022

    Investment set to significantly increase gender equity capability across the play, active recreation and sport sector in... 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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