In four workshops spread over four months, Activate provides a huge return on investment, empowering you to step up from emerging to game-changing leader.

Mid-level Leaders

4 months Face-to-face workshops Team project

Online resources

Created by women, for women, Global Women’s Activate Leaders Programme is designed to lift participants from middle management to the next phase of their career – driving a mindset shift, inspiring their career trajectory, and helping them move from emerging to game-changing Leader.

The four day programme is run over four months in three locations – Wellington, Christchurch, or Auckland – limited to 30 places in each cohort. Women get the opportunity to learn from leading business, political and social leaders while enhancing their leadership skills and building their career networks.

We are currently taking applications for 2021. Please email Chantelle Lincoln for enquires or to express your interest.



The Benefits

The Workshops

Activate is a four-month series of motivating leadership sessions, led by world-class business, political and social leaders, featuring practical exercises and supported by bespoke resources.


          Leading with purpose


○  Gain clarity on what’s important to you as a leader
○  Learn to live and lead aligned to your purpose
○  Develop a leadership mindset
○  Understand what’s needed to make a difference in the workplace—and the world


          Influencing with impact and presence


○  Develop the tools to influence and negotiate
○  Enhance your executive presence
○  Grow the skills and confidence to have impact with a broad range of audiences


          Purposeful leadership conversations


○  Developing your individual and team coaching skills
○  Supporting others to thrive – through effective delegation and feedback
○  Building more confidence with conflict – valuing differences
○  Leveraging the value from meetings – working in a more virtual world


          Navigating change with resilience


○  Learn to mobilise people and connect them to the future
○  Leverage your style under pressure
○  Gain the skills to manage resistance to workplace change
○  Develop your ability to deal with uncertainty and ambiguity



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Programme Locations & Dates 2021


Auckland 1 (Central)

28 May, 25 Jun, 6 Aug, 3 Sep

Auckland 2 (South)

17 Jun, 5 Aug, 24 Sep, 28 Oct


18 Jun, 13 Aug, 10 Sep, 15 Oct

Auckland 3

19 Aug, 16 Sep, 14 Oct, 18 Nov


26 August, 23 Sept, 21 Oct, 24 Nov

Investment Cost


Standard registration  $5,500 + GST

Global Women partners’ registration  $5,000 + GST

We are delighted to provide Global Women Principal and Major partners with a set number of complimentary places on the programme, as a partner benefit.

We are currently taking expressions of interest for 2021. Please email Chantelle Lincoln to express your interest.


Scholarships and Funding


We are now accepting scholarship applications for the Global Women Activate Leaders Programme 2021 and we are delighted to announce that we currently have scholarships available to emerging women leaders to help drive diverse participation in the programme. These scholarships recognise the need to develop a pipeline of diverse women leaders that have the skills and knowledge to drive New Zealand forward.

There are three types of scholarships you can apply for below:

He aha te kai ō te rangatira?
He kōrero, he kōrero, he kōrero.

What is the food of the leader?
It is knowledge. It is communication.