In October the achievements of incredible Kiwi women were celebrated at the 2019 NEXT Woman of the Year Awards, in association with Elizabeth Arden.
Eight winners were announced at a glittering event at the Cordis hotel in Auckland.
Diana Sarfati was named the Supreme Winner, for her tireless efforts to improve cancer outcomes for all Kiwis.
Dames Lynda and Julie (Jools) Topp were named Lifetime Achievement winners, for using their platform as entertainers to fight for social justice.
The category winners were:
Arts & Culture: Samantha Scott
Education: Dianne Daniels
Sport: Neelu Jennings
Business & Innovation: Helen Robinson
Community: Zhiyan Basharati
Health & Science: Diana Sarfati
The judges for the NEXT Woman of the Year were The Project presenter Kanoa Lloyd, Revlon and Elizabeth Arden general manager Valerie Riley and NEXT editor Nicky Dewe.
The winners are featured in the November issue of NEXT, on sale from October 14, or read about the finalists and winners on nowtolove.co.nz.