The 2020 GirlBoss Awards brought to you by ZURU.

Are you the next GirlBoss?

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Now, more than ever, the  world  needs confident, energised and resilient leadership from young women just like you.

That is why we have developed the GirlBoss Awards - a nationwide search for trailblazing young women (aged 11–18) who are defying stereotypes and creating change in their communities. We're after inspiring young leaders, facilitators, role models, and innovators.


A nationwide search for trailblazing young women aged 11 - 18


Our Categories

Rewarding young women defying stereotypes and creating change.


A GirlBoss with the heart to make a difference and the courage to take a stand.

Sponsored by Serato

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Arts & Culture

A GirlBoss whose love for arts and culture see her leading the way.

Sponsored by Grandkid Power

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Emerging Leader

A GirlBoss who is an emerging leader (aged 11–14) who embodies the question: ‘If not me, who? If not now, when?’

Sponsored by Delta Insurance

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STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths)

A GirlBoss whose love for STEM has her thinking, researching and creating to make our world a better place.

Sponsored by Orion & Connetics

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A GirlBoss who imagines a better future and sets out to create it in new and innovative ways.

Sponsored by Method

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A GirlBoss in the Primary Industries who takes action, isn’t afraid to get her hands dirty, and lets her strength and determination lead the way.

Sponsored by the Ministry for Primary Industries


Our Judges

Trailblazers leading the way

Anna Mowbray

Chief Operating Officer


Sam Ramlu

Managing Director,


Petra Lucioli

Claims Manager,

Delta Insurance

Peggy Koustos

Diversity & Inclusion,

Ministry for Primary Industries

Jane Taylor

Chair of the Orion Board of Directors

Jennifer Farani

Human Resources Manager



Proudly sponsored by

New Zealand's leading companies

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