Women & Leadership New Zealand (WLNZ) pledges $15,000 to help support leadership development for current and aspiring female leaders.

As part of the 2021 Women’s Leadership Symposium, WLNZ is offering ten full attendance grants (valued at over $15,000) to women who play active leadership roles within their communities, but would otherwise be unable to attend the Symposium due to a lack of funding or employer support. 

The purpose of the grants is to ensure the views of a diverse range of women are represented at the event and to help support the development of strong and effective leadership across New Zealand’s various sectors and communities. WLNZ appreciates that the cost of participating in the Symposium can be out of reach for those who work within particular sectors or who come from different backgrounds and experiences, so the grants have been created to provide an opportunity for these women to also get involved in the event, and connect, share ideas and enhance their leadership skills.

About the Symposium

The Women’s Leadership Symposiums are a series of events across New Zealand and Australia which are focused on the experiences of women in the contemporary workforce. These events are a valuable opportunity for female leaders to come together to hear from an exceptional line up of inspirational guest speakers and explore topics including gender equality, leadership, career advancement and life fulfilment. Women from every sector, industry, background and level attend the Symposiums each year, and this diversity allows participants to learn from each other’s experiences and be empowered to move forward on their leadership journey. 


To apply for a full attendance grant, applicants must submit responses to the following questions: 

Applications close on Friday 16th July 2021. If successful, we will be in touch via email shortly after the applications close.

To find out more, please email us at events@wla.edu.au.

Please note that the grants do not cover flights or accommodation costs associated with attendance at the Symposium.

Applications are now closed

Women and Leadership New Zealand