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Women in Sport Aotearoa delivers and is involved in a number of international, national and grassroots programmes and projects, dedicated to ensuring that women and girls are valued, visible and influential in sport and recreation, ensuring they gain equity of opportunity to participate, compete and build careers.

Insight Hub

Gain real insights to help you make a case for change through the Women in Sport Aotearoa Insight Hub.

Women in Sport Network

Join our Women in Sport Aotearoa Network, Hine Manawa Rau and find out what’s happening nationally with our regional hub developments.

Whanake o te Kōpara – Young Women’s Leadership Programme

Whanake o te Kōpara is our Young Women’s Leadership Programme. Learn more

Pacific Women’s Leadership Programme

Pacific Programme WISPA

In 2023, WISPA ran a pilot of its Pacific Women’s Sports Leadership Programme, delivered in partnership with Pasifika SiS Sisters in Sport. Based on the Global Sport Mentoring programme, this leadership programme aims to empower emerging female leaders from four Pacific Island nations through mentorship and cultural exchange. The programme is made possible through investment and partnerships with the US State Department and the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Learn more

Advocacy Campaigns

Find out more about our Advocacy Campaigns driving awareness and engagement in gender equity issues in sport.

Change Leadership

Learn about our Change Leadership work, including support for the government ‘Women and Girls in Sport & Active Recreation’ strategy.

Past events and programme activity

IWG 2018-2022

Find out about our leadership work on the global stage via the International Working Group (IWG) on Women and Sport Secretariat & Conference 2018-2022.



The Sport NZ Women + Girls Summit was a series of annually staged events delivered by WISPA and The Shift Foundation and was one of the 24 commitments made by Sport NZ in response to the Women and Girls in Sport and Active Recreation strategyto help women and girls across Aotearoa realise their potential in and through sport and active recreation.



The annual Captains Lunch was a sport and business leadership event hosted in partnership with the Trans-Tasman Business Circle. 



As an Official Charity Partner of the 2022 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup, we launched a special women’s leadership series for young women in Aotearoa New Zealand, during the tournament.

IWG 2018-2022

Find out about our leadership work on the global stage

Insight Hub

Gain real insights to help you make a case for change


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Read about our work to influence gender equity in sport