Special Notices

Deadline – 5pm, Wednesday 7 September 2022

Seeking New Board Member – August 2022

Women in Sport Aotearoa, Ngā Wāhine Hākinakina o Aotearoa, (WISPA), was established in 2017 and its vision is for ‘women and girls to be valued, visible and influential in sport and recreation.’ It 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 by:

  • Being the voice for women in sport;
  • Leading the change and influence, representation and leadership;
  • Promoting the value of women and girls;
  • Promoting equal opportunity for women and girl’s in sport;
  • Commissioning and disseminating research on relevant matter for women in sport;
  • Reviewing and monitoring existing and proposed research on relevant matters for women in sport and;
  • Promoting attitudes and behaviour which will enhance or assist in achieving all or any of the objects set out above

In addition Women in Sport Aotearoa has been appointed as the delivery agency for the International Working Group (IWG) for Women and Sport Secretariat 2018 – 2022, which will culminate in New Zealand being the host country for the 8th IWG World Conference on Women and Sport in November 2022.

Women in Sport Aotearoa is seeking applications for one vacant board position, and one board position where the incumbent is re-standing, from individuals who believe that they have what it takes to provide collaborative and focussed leadership for Women in Sport Aotearoa.

The successful application for the vacant board position is specifically required to assist with bicultural strategy implementation.

These appointed positions are for a three-year term, to commence immediately and will require to be endorsed at the AGM to be held September 2023. 

Particular skills and competencies sought:

The ideal candidates will have skills and experience in the following:

  • Proven experience as directors with highly effective governance skills
  • A sound background in innovative and strategic thinking
  • Commercial experience and business skills
  • Relationship management expertise
  • A clear understanding of and experience in communications both through strategy and implementation
  • Experience and expertise in the delivery of bicultural strategies

Women in Sport Aotearoa acknowledges the important relationship and place which tangata whenua hold within Aotearoa, and has their own Rōpū – He Wāhine toa kei te Kokiri, which guides its way.  Women in Sport Aotearoa are sensitive to the diverse cultures of New Zealand, commitment to inclusivity, diversity of thought and gender equity. Male candidates are encouraged to apply.



The Women in Sport Aotearoa Board meet bi-monthly with most meetings taking approximately three hours maximum.  A further four hours per month of support/networking etc could be expected.

Meetings are held in Auckland, however applicants from other centres who travel to Auckland on a regular basis are encouraged to apply. Zoom meetings are also available.

Board members of Women in Sport Aotearoa undertake this role in a volunteer capacity.


Download our Strategic Plan and find out more.

To apply, please forward a brief letter of interest and CV to the contact details below no later than 5pm, Wednesday 7 September to julie@tennis.kiwi 

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