NZ rules!: The NEXT Woman of the Year finalists revealed
Courage, vision and determination all define these achievers who are making the world a better place. We present our Elizabeth Arden and NEXT Woman of the Year finalists
Every day we are surrounded by exceptional women. Like the one born in a refugee camp who is now empowering other young refugees to achieve their dream. Or the woman – the sole survivor of a bus crushed by a falling building during the 2011 Christchurch earthquake – who lobbied for a change to the Building Act and now has an amendment named after her. Some of these people you may be familiar with, while others were brought to our attention as nominees for this year’s NEXT Woman of the Year Awards, in association with Elizabeth Arden.
The awards shines a spotlight on Kiwi women who are achieving in all aspects of their lives while making a remarkable contribution to others. Across six categories: Arts & Culture, Sports, Education, Community, Health & Science, and Business & Innovation, these 30 women are shining examples of what can be accomplished through drive and determination.
We’d also like to thank prestigious and iconic beauty brand Elizabeth Arden for their support and involvement in this project, which celebrates these outstanding heroes. This is the second year this international company has been involved in the awards. “Our company’s game-changing founder, Elizabeth Arden herself, was a legendary innovator and entrepreneur, so it is only fitting that we honour and acknowledge these outstanding women,” says Elizabeth Arden general manager Valerie Riley.