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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 five separate locations – Wellington, Christchurch, New Plymouth, Hamilton or Auckland – limited to 30 places in each location. 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 purposefully
○  Manage your 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 ask for what you want and deserve


          Customised learning labs


Topics for the learning labs are self-directed by participants. Previous sessions have included:
–  Customer-centred design
–  Improving your personal productivity
–  Developing your team coaching skills


          Navigating change with resilience


○  Learn to mobilise people
○  Gain the skills to manage resistance to workplace change
○  Develop your ability to deal with uncertainty and ambiguity




Programme Locations & Dates 2021


Auckland (Central)

28 May, 25 Jun, 6 Aug, 3 Sep

Auckland (Central & South)

17 Jun, 5 Aug, 24 Sep, 28 Oct


18 Jun, 13 Aug, 10 Sep, 15 Oct


25 Jun, 6 Aug, 17 Sep, 29 Oct

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:

The Activate Leaders Programme is also registered with the Management Capability Development Voucher Fund, which provides funding for this programme.


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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.