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3 August 2015


Three entrepreneurs, responsible for transforming their industries and in doing so changing NZ, have been honoured for their contributions.  Collectively,...
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4 June 2015

hall of fame nominations open to all

The New Zealand Hall of Fame for Women Entrepreneurs was created to honour those whose success has paved the way,...
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25 May 2015

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hall of fame nominations open to all

4 June 2015

The New Zealand Hall of Fame for Women Entrepreneurs was created to honour those whose success has paved the way, whose brilliance has changed the way things get done and whose generosity has impacted our world for good and it’s time to add to their ranks.

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2015 see the new zealand hall of fame for women entrepreneurs enter its fourth year and with it the induction of three more women.

the hall of fame creates explicit examples of female entrepreneurial success to do 4 important jobs:

  1. normalise success as a possibility for others
  2. offer encouragement to those working on their own
  3. create explicit examples of successful women readily accessible
  4. demonstrate diversity of success


Nominations are open to all individuals and invited to be made for women whom the nominee believe match these criteria:

  1. business success have achieved significant success with their business/es (large scale or global)
  2. impact on industry have had a significant, tangible impact on their industry
  3. support for female entrepreneurial success involved with initiatives to support women’s success
  4. making a difference have initiatives applying their resources/profits for the good of others

 selection panel

The selection panel comprises members of the Co.OfWomen board and two current inductees to the Hall of Fame – they are:

email your 2015 nominations by June 20th to

3 women will be inducted into the New Zealand Hall of Fame on July 22 2015. 

2014 inductees

Ranjna Patel, QSM

Dame Trelise Cooper

Diane Foreman, ONZM

2013 inductees

Anne Norman

Naomi Ballantyne

Linda Jenkinson

2012 inductees

Colyn Devereux-Kay

Anita Finnigan

Sharon Hunter