• News
    NOTICE: WISPA Annual General Meeting, 21 October 2021

    Despite the ongoing challenges presented by COVID-19, the past year has been a successful one for Women... Read more

  • News
    Spark and SkyCity join, as IWG2022 registrations launch

    Secure your early bird registration now for the world’s largest gathering to advance gender equity and equality in... Read more

  • News
    Auckland Sport and Recreation Women’s Networking Event

    Originally Published on AKTIVE. More than 110 women sport leaders from across Tāmaki Makaurau attended the recent... Read more

  • News
    Charlotte Guscott-Gregory joins the WISPA team

    Women in Sport Aotearoa (WISPA) is delighted to announce the appointment of Charlotte Guscott-Gregory to the senior... Read more

  • News
    Sport NZ Women + Girls Summit registrations are now open!

    We are delighted to announce Arizona Leger, Emerging Director at Counties Manukau Rugby as our first keynote... 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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