Wow – I am so excited to be a finalist amongst these amazing women – Debra 🙂
Back bigger and better than ever, the fourth NEXT Woman of the Year Awards has attracted entries from all corners of the country and all walks of life.
The countdown is on to the announcement of New Zealand’s most inspirational female: the NEXT Woman of the Year 2013. This month we introduce the ﬁnalists in our six categories: Arts & Culture, Business & Innovation, Education, Community, Health & Science, and Sport. While many impressive women entered, these 30 stood out.
They’re all innovative, inspirational leaders with tremendous determination, passion, perseverance, lateral thinking and courage who have battled their way past numerous obstacles. And they’re all having a positive impact on the people around them and the country we live in. Whether they’re helping migrants settle here or sending birthday cakes to sick children, starting charities in their garages or founding ﬁlm festivals and arts projects, championing isolated groups or ﬁghting for law change, making major medical breakthroughs or discovering new planets, leading the world in their chosen sport or helping businesses become sustainable, every one of them deserves a round of applause. And an encore.