Membership Criteria

What are we looking for?

We are looking for women with demonstrable influence in advocating for a diverse and inclusive New Zealand, and a commitment to supporting other women in their leadership aspirations. It is important to us that our membership not only champions diversity, but represents it, too. We welcome new members from all parts of the country and globally, across all sectors, of any sexual preference or identity, of all physical abilities, and from any ethnic background.

To become a member you need to be nominated by an existing Global Women member. You can check if you know any existing members by browsing the directory.


Browse the Member Directory

Nominate a member

If you have a woman in mind, please follow these steps to making a nomination:

1. Determine for yourself if she meets our criteria – potential members must be prepared to show evidence of advocacy and impact in regards to diversity and female leadership, beyond the requirements of her current role.

2. Speak with her about Global Women, so that she has a full understanding of our purpose, activities and the benefits of joining us.

3. Ensure that she is aware of the $500 + GST annual membership fee.

4. If she would like to be nominated to become a member, the application is easy to fill out online.

All nominees must be nominated by a current member that can attest to their vision and commitment to increasing diversity in leadership in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Our intake of new members happens twice a year, around March and August.

Next round closes 1 February 2019


Nominate a Member


Who can act as a nominator?
All new members must be nominated by a current member that can attest to their vision and commitment to increasing diversity in leadership in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Does any supporting information need to be provided along with the nomination?
All required information should be completed as part of the submission form. No additional documentation is required unless specifically requested.

Who assesses the nomination?
The Global Women membership committee reviews all nominations against the membership criteria. Nominees and/or nominators may be contacted for further information during the review process.

When are decisions announced?
The membership committee meets in March and August to make decisions on nominations received. Nominees and nominators will be advised of the exact committee meeting date and will receive news of the decision within 4 weeks after the meeting.

What does it cost to become a member?
There is no application cost, however there is an annual membership fee of $500 + GST that covers 1 April – 31 March. The initial membership fee will be charged on a pro-rated basis and invoices are issued once nominations have been approved by the membership committee.

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