"We instigated the Hall of Fame to honour those whose success has paved the way, whose brilliance has changed the way things are done and whose generosity has impacted our world for the better."

Instigated by Co.OfWomen, June 2022 will see The New Zealand Hall of Fame for Women Entrepreneurs enter its eleventh year and with it the induction of 3 more women to bring the total inducted to 35.

The hall of fame creates explicit examples of female entrepreneurial success to do 4 important jobs =

nomination criteria

Nominations are invited for entrepreneurs, by any individual,
for women who match these 4 criteria:

business success

has achieved significant national/global success - the business is mature or exited

impact on industry

business endeavours have had a significant, tangible impact on their industry

supporting women

involved with initiatives dedicated to championing female success

making a difference

applying their resources/profits for the good of others in philanthropic endeavours


Te Whare Whakahōnore i ngā Takhinonga Wahine o Aotearoa - Our Taonga

The New Zealand Hall of Fame for Women Entrepreneurs was instigated by Co.OfWomen in 2012 and has some precious taonga.

We have a deep respect for these items and the significance they confer on the Hall of Fame. From the outset of this important initiative we have endeavoured to appropriately reflect Te Ao Māori throughout the ceremony and are deeply grateful to the wāhine Māori within our community who have been guides alongside us on that journey.

Arohanui for this goes to Kiri Nathan MNZM, Kim Muriwai and Miriama Kamo. We are also grateful to engage with Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei who take part in the annual ceremonies and provide oversight and direction on the use of Te Ao Māori throughout.


The selection panel comprises members of Co.OfWomen's board and Hall of Fame inductees

Tara Lorigan

Co.OfWomen founder

Dr Lee Mathias

Inducted 2015

Sharon Hunter

Inducted 2012

Sophie Gilmour

Co.OfWomen Board Chair

Ranjna Patel

Inducted 2014


Nominations are openly invited by all.

Please email nominations by no later than October 31, 2021 to marketing@coofwomen.biz.

>> when submitting a nomination:
please provide relevant information against the 4 criteria above for your nominee to support of her nomination.


it’s about adding to what i know, and sharing what i’ve learnt, hell yeah.

Libby Oborn