ASB is proud to support the launch of Women in Sport Ngā Wāhine Hākinakina o Aotearoa (WISPA) – New Zealand’s first national advocacy entity for women in sport.
WISPA will launch with an event in the ASB Cube in Wynyard Quarter tonight.
Northern Mystics CEO Julie Paterson, one of WISPA’s founding board members, says WISPA is committed to establishing a strong network of engaged supporters across New Zealand to support its vision for women and girls to be valued, visible and influential in sport.
The group’s initial focus is to around research that accurately reflects the snapshot of women and girls’ presence and influence in sport, from grassroots to governance levels.
“WISPA is committed to establishing a strong network of engaged supporters across New Zealand to support its vision for all women and girls to be valued, visible and influential in sport,” Ms Paterson says.
ASB head of community, sponsorship and events Mark Graham says ASB believes in the importance of creating an environment to enable, support, and develop women to recognise and use their full potential.
“Sport plays an important role in growing New Zealand’s future female leaders – women who will build on their sporting careers to excel in business, education, politics and a range of other fields will ultimately benefit the country as a whole,” Mr Graham says.
ASB is pleased to stand alongside WISPA as they launch in New Zealand; taking the first step in building - and celebrating - the role, profile and influence of women in sport.