The IWG New Zealand Secretariat 2018 – 2022
Following a competitive bid in 2018, New Zealand won the right to become international host nation for the IWG 2018 – 2022 quadrennial.
The bid was led by New Zealand’s leading research and advocacy agency for gender equity in sport and recreation, Women in Sport Aotearoa New Zealand, in partnership with sport and active recreation government agency Sport New Zealand; plus the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE); the Ministry for Women; Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED); Tourism New Zealand; and the New Zealand Olympic Committee (NZOC).
In September 2018, a delegation from IWG Botswana visited Auckland, New Zealand, to hand over the reins to Women in Sport Aotearoa New Zealand. From 1 October 2018, it became global delivery agent for the international IWG Secretariat programme and host for the 8th IWG World Conference, Auckland 2022.
Women in Sport Aotearoa New Zealand was set-up in late 2016. It exists to transform society through leadership, research and advocacy, ensuring that all women and girls gain equity of opportunity to freely and safely participate, compete and build careers in sport and recreation. Read about the hand-over.
Women in Sport Aotearoa New Zealand has a strong Board which provides extensive support to the IWG Secretariat & Conference. Meet the Board.
IWG Secretary General
Photo: Rachel Froggatt became IWG Secretary General 2018 – 2022 in September 2018
The global administrative function and conference delivery is led by the IWG Secretary General, appointed by the host nation at the start of each period. Experienced global sports leader, New Zealander Rachel Froggatt, started in the role on 3 September 2018. Read about her appointment here.
IWG Advisory Group
Photo: IWG Advisory Group members with Women in Sport Aotearoa New Zealand
Uniquely, the IWG New Zealand Secretariat 2018 – 2022 benefits from the support from several significant external organisations. The IWG Advisory Group includes Sport New Zealand; the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE); the Ministry for Women; Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED); Aktive Auckland; the New Zealand Olympic Committee (NZOC); and members of the Women in Sport Aotearoa New Zealand Board.