Women & Girls Conference


Photo 1: Sport & Recreation Minister, the Hon Grant Robertson gave the keynote at  the ‘She Moves. She Leads. We Win.’ Symposium 2017. The Conference focused on practical insights and learnings.

Women & Girls in Sport and Active Recreation Conference 2019 – 2021

Sport New Zealand has appointed Women in Sport Aotearoa and the Shift Foundation as delivery partners for its new annual conference series between 2019 and 2021, dedicated to driving increased participation, leadership and visibility of women and girls in sport and active recreation across Aotearoa New Zealand.

The event series will build on the successful ‘She Moves. She Leads. We Win.’ Symposium in 2017 (see below) and will culminate in Aotearoa New Zealand’s hosting of the 8th IWG World Conference – Auckland 2022. Staging an annual event in 2019, 2020 and 2021 in the lead up to IWG 2022 is one of the 24 commitments made by Sport New Zealand in response to the Government strategy for Women and Girls in Sport and Active Recreation, launched October 2018.


The first event will take place in Wellington on Monday 7 October 2019. Shortly, this website will updated to include everything you need to know to attend.


In the meantime, please make sure to pre-register your expression of interest so that we can make sure to keep you informed of all the latest news!


‘She Moves. She Leads. We Win.’ Symposium 2017

In late 2017, Women in Sport Aotearoa and our friends at the Shift Foundation, along with Sport New Zealand, Wellington City Council, Sport Wellington and the New Zealand Recreation Association (NZRA), partnered together to deliver the successful ‘She Moves. She Leads. We Win.’ Symposium in Wellington.

This conference was based on the belief that women and girls require planned and sustained opportunities and support to achieve their full potential in sport. 

The one-day forum highlighted the power of sport and recreation as a way to engage and empower women and girls and to create ways in which they can equally participate, compete and build careers in this arena. In particular, it looked carefully at the range of systemic changes needed to make this a reality.

The success of this event, and the contribuitions made by delegates, will be used as a basis to build the new Sport New Zealand series (above).

For more information, please visit www.shemoves.co.nz.

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