• News
    Bats for Six series concludes with 65 young women participating across Aote...

    Women in Sport Aotearoa, in partnership with Nuku Ora, Women in Sport Waitaha and ICC Women’s Cricket... Read more

  • News
    Bats for Six makes its way to Hamilton ahead of India v Bangladesh #CWC22

    Women in Sport Aotearoa, Sport Waikato, This is ME and ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup join forces... Read more

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    IWG World Conference and SportNXT join forces in 2022

    A new initiative has been announced between the 8th IWG World Conference on Women & Sport and... Read more

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    20 Kōhine from Tauranga and Tāmaki Makaurau join the Bats for Six program...

    Women in Sport Aotearoa, in partnership with Sport Bay of Plenty, Aktive Auckland and ICC Women’s Cricket... Read more

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    WISPA and WISPO collaborate to advance women’s leadership in Dunedin.

    In our first series of Bats for Six, Women in Sport Aotearoa in partnership with ICC Women’s... 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 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 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 14-17 November 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.






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