The NEXT Woman of the Year Awards, in association with Elizabeth Arden, celebrates the achievements of exceptional Kiwi women who succeed in all aspects of their lives while making a remarkable contribution to other New Zealanders.
The 2018 awards, held at the Cordis hotel in Auckland on October 11, honoured Professor Philippa Howden-Chapman as Supreme Winner, for her long-standing crusade for healthy, warm and dry homes in New Zealand (read more about her achievements here).
Diane Foreman was named Lifetime Achievement winner, for her work in paving the way for women in business.
The category winners were:
Health & Science: Professor Philippa Howden-Chapman
Arts & Culture: Dr Renee Liang
Education: Dr Rachel Williamson
Sport: Professor Sarah Leberman
Business & Innovation: Sharndre Kushor
Community: Merenia Donne
The judges for the NEXT Woman of the Year were The Project presenter Kanoa Lloyd, Global Women CEO Miranda Burdon and NEXT editor Rachael Russell.
The winners are featured in the November issue of NEXT, on sale from October 15.