ARE YOU THE NEXT GIRLBOSS?
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.
We have two award events: The Nationwide Awards and the Canterbury Awards. The Nationwide Awards are open to every young woman in New Zealand, while the Canterbury Awards are reserved for young women who reside in the wider Canterbury region. All Canterbury based applicants will be automatically entered into both Awards.
Founder, GirlBoss New Zealand
A nationwide search for trailblazing young women aged 11 - 18
Our National Categories
Each category winner will receive
a $1000 cash grant.
A GirlBoss who empowers others to dream more, do more, and be more.
Sponsored by PwC New Zealand
A leader who defies stereotypes, inspires others, and creates change.
Sponsored by Citycare Property
A GirlBoss who plays like a girl - giving it her all and helping others do the same.
Sponsored by ANZ
Arts & Culture
A GirlBoss whose love for arts and culture see her leading the way.
Sponsored by Grandkid Power
A GirlBoss who imagines a better future and sets out to create it in new and innovative ways.
Sponsored by Spark
A GirlBoss (aged 11–14) who is not afraid to speak up and embodies the question:
‘If not me, who? If not now, when?’
Sponsored by Delta Insurance
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
A GirlBoss with the heart to make a difference and the courage to take a stand.
Sponsored by Serato
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
A GirlBoss who is stepping out and making it happen in the world of business.
Sponsored by Lyttelton Port Company
Digital Impact Award
A GirlBoss who uses technology to bring communities together and make the world a better place.
Sponsored by Harvey Norman