Global Women and The Tindall Foundation provide scholarships to Māori and Pasifika women leaders to help drive diverse participation in Global Women’s Breakthrough Leaders 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. This is a reflection of what we believe will be a competitive edge for New Zealand.

Application Dates

We are currently taking applications for Breakthrough Leaders – you can apply here

Please include a statement around why you would like to apply for a scholarship in your application.

Applications close on the 28 November, if you would like further information you can contact

Available scholarships

Scholarships are available to women of Māori or Pasifika descent who are citizens or permanent residents of New Zealand. There are two scholarships available to Māori women and two available to Pasifika women, four scholarships in total.

When selecting scholarship recipients we consider their ability and opportunity to receive funding from other sources. Candidates are unlikely to be employed by a large corporate, mid-sized private sector, or substantially-funded public sector organisation.

What the scholarships include

$29,500 per scholarship, to cover programme fees.

The scholarship funding does not cover travel, accommodation, or any other associated programme costs.

Selection criteria

We’re looking for recipients who:

  1. Have a significant track record in the private or public, NFP or NGO sector
  2. Are recognised within their organisations and externally as a high-potential leader with influence and ethics.
  3. Are motivated to move to the next level of leadership and have greater leadership impact in their present role.
  4. Demonstrate a willingness to make active and valuable contributions to their community.
  5. Are able to challenge their peers, yet also empathise with and support them.
  6. Are intellectually curious.
  7. Work for an organisation that actively supports the attraction, development and retention of diverse women to the highest levels.
  8. Are backed by an Executive Sponsor with the intent to accelerate their leadership.
  9. Have a maturity and willingness to step outside of their comfort zone and embrace challenging experiences.

Contact us for more information


Postal Address: Level 4, 57 Fort Street, Auckland CBD