The Activate Leaders Programme provides a huge return on investment, empowering you to step up from emerging to game-changing leader.

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 four separate locations – Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and our virtual classroom. Limited to 30 places for each cohort, women get the opportunity to learn from experienced senior leaders and each other, while enhancing their leadership skills and building their career networks.

Our virtual programme lends itself to those in the regions, travel often or prefer a virtual programme – accessibility is no barrier.

Registrations for the 2024 Activate programme are now open, please click here to register. For any other enquiries, please email

Mid-level Leaders

4 months Face-to-face workshops Team project

Online resources

The Benefits

The Workshops

Activate is a four-month series of motivating leadership sessions. At the heart of this programme is peer learning, exploring together useful leadership principles and evidence-based tools.


          Leading with purpose



          Influencing and presenting with impact



          Purposeful leadership conversations



          Leading impactful change


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


Programme Locations & Dates 2024

2024 Auckland 1: Thursday February 15th , Monday March 18th , Thursday April 11th and Thursday May 09th

2024 Wellington: Wednesday April 10th, Wednesday 15 May, Tuesday June 18th, Tuesday July 23rd

2024 Virtual: Wednesday March 27th , Monday May 13th , Monday June 17th, Monday July 29th

2024 Christchurch: Thursday May 30th , Thursday June 27th , Monday August 5th , Monday September 23rd

2024 Auckland 2: Thursday 20th June, Wednesday July 24th, Thursday August 15th, Thursday September 5th

2024 Hamilton: Thursday August 01st, Monday September 16th, Tuesday October 22nd, Monday November 11th

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.

Global Women Activate Leaders Programme 2024 Scholarships

We are now accepting scholarship applications for the Global Women Activate Leaders Programme 2024 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.

Selection criteria – We’re looking for recipients who:

1. Complete the application form.

2. We will be in touch with further information required for the scholarship.

3. Please note: We will make decisions on scholarships on a case by case basis