Date posted: 12/07/2021

Women of Influence Awards an opportunity for CA ANZ members

CA ANZ is proud to sponsor the Diversity Award at the upcoming Women of Influence Awards and is encouraging members to submit nominations for the awards which are now open.

In Brief

  • CA ANZ is again sponsoring the Diversity Award
  • The WOI Awards are an opportunity to celebrate our successes
  • Members should make nominations for the WOI Awards now

Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand is proud to again sponsor the Diversity Award at the upcoming Women of Influence Awards, and Chief Executive Officer Ainslie van Onselen is encouraging members to celebrate their Women of Influence by submitting nominations for the awards, which are now open.

Last year the awards, jointly presented by Westpac NZ and Stuff, attracted 339 nominations with 81 finalists shortlisted for the awards dinner on 17 November.

Finalists included Auckland’s Dame Alison Paterson FCA, who won the Board & Management Award and Wellington’s Emma Grigg CA in Public Policy.

CA ANZ Chief Executive Officer Ainslie van Onselen knows that it only takes a few minutes to reflect on the talent around you, and nominate a Women of Influence (WOI), but that it can have a hugely positive effect on both the nominee and the wider CA community.

“Across New Zealand, Chartered Accountants have been passionate supporters of their communities both professionally and personally, and these awards are a chance to recognise what a difference that great work makes. I encourage all of our members to take this opportunity and nominate the inspirational women you both know and work with.”

“CA ANZ is very proud to sponsor the diversity award as promoting equality and diversity in our workplace is a cause close to our hearts. We want to see Difference Makers that reflect our communities, and sponsoring this award is a way to celebrate that,” said Ainslie.

You can show a high performing colleague that their work is appreciated by making a nomination here by 16 August. There are ten categories including Business Enterprise, Young Leader, Diversity, Arts & Culture, Board & Management and Community Hero. To find out more about the categories and what a good entry looks like, take a look at the 2021 Nomination Guide.

The WOI programme also includes a speaker series from 30 July to 6 August, which is becoming a landmark event to both hear from a range of inspirational speakers, and network with previous winners and finalists from across the country.

Every year, a supreme winner is chosen from the ten category winners. The past two supreme winners were neonatologist Dame Jane Harding (2019) and scientist and pandemic communicator Siouxsie Wiles (2020).

The Women of Influence 2021 winners, including the CA ANZ sponsored Diversity Award, will be announced at the Awards Dinner on 21 October, location to be confirmed.

Women of Influence Awards

Visit the Women of Influence Awards website to access a nomination form and nomination guide.

Women of Influence Awards

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