About Activate Leaders Programme

Applications for our 2017 intake are now closed, but you can sign up to be notified as soon as registrations open for the 2018 intake.

Looking to take your leadership journey further? Global Women’s Activate Leaders Programme is designed to empower and enable a new generation of diverse leaders.

Created by women, for women, the programme is designed to lift you from middle management to the next phase of your career—driving a mind-set shift, inspiring your career trajectory and helping you move from emerging to game-changing leader.

Activate Leaders Programme is run in parallel as three workshop series in three separate locations—Wellington, Christchurch or Auckland—and are limited to 30 places in each location. You’ll get the opportunity to learn from leading business, political and social leaders while enhancing your leadership skills and building your career networks.

Activate for you

  • Experience four different one-day integrated workshops spread over four months
  • Be inspired and challenged, and learn leadership strategies that will last a lifetime
  • Create a clear purpose and define the difference you want to make
  • Learn from leading business, political and social leaders
  • Be part of a wider group of women leaders and make contacts invaluable in an often male-dominated work culture
  • Negotiate for what you want and desire
  • Be better organised and calmer while balancing life and work

Activate for your organisation

  • Improve the engagement and retention of talented women
  • Develop a women’s leadership pipeline
  • Build organisational brand reputation as an advocate for diversity
  • Broaden commercial networks

More details

Get a full rundown of the programme, including costs and times.

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ACTIVATE SCHOLARSHIPS - Registrations now closed

Each year, we make six scholarships available to emerging Māori and Pasifika women leaders to help drive diverse participation in the programme. These scholarships recognise the need to develop a pipeline of diverse women leaders that have the skills and knowledge to drive New Zealand forward.


Registrations for 2017 are now closed. Register your interest in the 2018 intake below.