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.

This year’s event is focussed on the experiences of girls and young women aged 16-30 and we are delighted to announce Arizona Leger as our first keynote speaker. More speakers will be announced on the website over the coming weeks. 

The 2021 event will take a hybrid approach where participants can jump online for the featured content or deepen connections with those in their region by joining a physical gathering. Spaces are limited, so we encourage early registration to secure your spot at a physical event. 


 Wednesday 29 September

Where: Join the virtual event or get along to a physical event being hosted by our partners across Aotearoa, New Zealand
Inclusions: Earlybird, Standard and Student Registration types include access to the online event and an invitation to a physical gathering. Organisation Registrations are for the virtual event only.
Registration Website: https://tcc.eventsair.com/spnzwomengirls2021/  

Earlybird registrations are open for a limited time only. Visit the website for information about regional events, speakers and FAQs.

Registration Type Price
Earlybird (1 July to 1 September) $115
Standard (from 2 September) $230
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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