Angela O'Leary, WIP Founder & Chairperson
City Councillor, Hamilton
"Being a woman in politics can be a lonely road, and many of the woman political leaders I admire greatly today, know that more than I do. Gender all too often plays a role in evaluating our successes, and our failures. WIP was formed to strengthen women in their political roles and to support and inspire more women to choose politics as a career."
Local Board Member, Waiheke
"I believe that civic and corporate leadership should reflect the diversity of our communities. Women in Politics provides a forum for women to discuss and lobby on issues that affect our ability to participate equitably as well as support each other. The achievements of Women in Politics will ideally benefit women in other spheres who face similar challenges, and also pave the way for greater diversity in political representation generally."