Women + Girls Summit

The Sport NZ Women + Girls Summit 2021 is a one-day event on Wednesday 29 September for those who aspire to or are currently working towards delivering more equal opportunities for women and girls to improve their physical activity and wellbeing in Aotearoa, New Zealand.

Young women and their experiences are the focus of this year’s Summit, weaving in their whakaaro (thoughts and ideas) around how to provide inclusive and positive environments for them. The event will be LIVE on the virtual platform with a great programme including workshops, panels and some amazing headline speakers.

We are aware of the disruption COVID-19 is having on businesses and organisations and so we have EXTENDED THE EARLYBIRD RATE of $115 right through to the event. Student prices are still set at a low $28. If you are an organisation with team members spread across the country, you can get up to five registrations for only $345. That’s five registrations for the price of three!

A small number of satellite events will still go ahead. Please visit the event website for more information about how to attend a satellite event.


 Wednesday 29 September

Where: Join the virtual event or a Satellite event
Registration Website: https://tcc.eventsair.com/spnzwomengirls2021/  

Registration Type all prices are inclusive of GST Price
EARLYBIRD EXTENDED (right through to the event) $115
Organisation for up to 3-5 users $345
Student (High School, Tertiary or recent graduate) Student I.D required $28

The 2021 Summit will mark 3 years since the Government launched the Women and Girls in Sport and Active Recreation Strategy. The event will culminate in New Zealand’s hosting of the 8th IWG World Conference on Women & Sport, from 5 – 8 May 2022 and is one of the 24 commitments made by Sport NZ in response to the Government’s strategy. Click here to find out more!

About the Women + Girls Summit
The 2019 Women and Girls Summit was the first of the annual women and girls in play, active recreation and sport event series, over 2019-2021. More than 350 participants gathered for the one-day event at the Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa Tongarewa in Wellington. The event series builds on the successful ‘She Moves. She Leads. We Win.’ symposium in 2017.

Recognising the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on travel, budgets, and gathering sizes, the 2020 and 2021 Summit evolved to become a digital-physical hybrid, with a national online conference and where possible within alert levels, regional workshop events.

Past Events


The Sport NZ Women and Girls Summit 2020 was outstanding! It included a great mix of keynotes, panels and workshops featuring leaders from across sport, business and government, ably guided by our join MCs, Rikki Swannell and Kirstie Stanway.

You can watch again, or catch up on anything you missed:

WATCH DAY ONE: ‘Leadership’, 7 October 2020 

WATCH DAY TWO: ‘Participation’, Thursday 8 October 2020

WATCH DAY THREE: ‘Value & Visibility’, Friday 9 October 2020

For content timecodes, visit the Summit Content Hub.


The inaugural Women + Girls Summit was hosted as a one-day event at the Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa Tongarewa in Wellington on 7 October 2019.  Speakers included Dr Nicole LaVoi, Beatrice Faumuina ONZM OLY, Jennah Wootten, Mary Fisher and Ingrid Cronin-Knight.

You can view the 2019 programme agenda here and learn more about the speakers that attended here.

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