In four workshops spread over four months, Activate provides a huge return on investment, empowering you to step up from emerging to game-changing leader.

Mid-level Leaders

4 months Face-to-face workshops Team project

Online resources

Created by women, for women, Global Women’s Activate Leaders Programme is designed to lift participants from middle management to the next phase of their career – driving a mindset shift, inspiring their career trajectory, and helping them move from emerging to game-changing Leader.

The four day programme is run over four months in three locations – Wellington, Christchurch, or Auckland – limited to 30 places in each cohort. Women get the opportunity to learn from leading business, political and social leaders while enhancing their leadership skills and building their career networks.

Registrations for the 2022 Activate programme are now open, please click here to register. For any other enquiries, please email

The Benefits

A video some of our 2021 Activate participants created as part of a giveback project to other women!


The Workshops

Activate is a four-month series of motivating leadership sessions, led by world-class business, political and social leaders, featuring practical exercises and supported by bespoke resources.


          Leading with purpose


○  Gain clarity on what’s important to you as a leader
○  Learn to live and lead aligned to your purpose
○  Develop a leadership mindset
○  Understand what’s needed to make a difference in the workplace—and the world


          Influencing with impact and presence


○  Develop the tools to influence and negotiate
○  Enhance your executive presence
○  Grow the skills and confidence to have impact with a broad range of audiences


          Purposeful leadership conversations


○  Developing your individual and team coaching skills
○  Supporting others to thrive – through effective delegation and feedback
○  Building more confidence with conflict – valuing differences
○  Leveraging the value from meetings – working in a more virtual world


          Navigating change with resilience


○  Learn to mobilise people and connect them to the future
○  Leverage your style under pressure
○  Gain the skills to manage resistance to workplace change
○  Develop your ability to deal with uncertainty and ambiguity

Programme Locations & Dates 2022


Activate Virtual

5 April, 5 May, 2 June, 1 July (full)

Auckland 1 (Central – CBD)

16 June, 27 July, 23 August, 29 September (full)

Auckland 2 (South – Sylvia Park)

5 August, 8 September, 21 October, 17 November (full)


23 June, 29 July, 25 August, 6 September


7 July, 3 August, 2 September, 4 October

Investment Cost

Standard registration  $5,500 + GST

Global Women partners’ registration  $5,000 + GST

We are delighted to provide Global Women Principal and Major partners with a set number of complimentary places on the programme, as a partner benefit.

Scholarships and Funding

We are now accepting scholarship applications for the Global Women Activate Leaders Programme 2022 and we are delighted to announce that we currently have scholarships available to emerging 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.

There are two types of scholarships you can apply for below: