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Golf New Zealand supports inaugural Leadership Award for women

Golf New Zealand supports inaugural Leadership Award for women
September 16, 2021

Golf New Zealand has announced its support for the inaugural Susie Simcock Leadership Award - a scholarship for women who wish to pursue their dreams and ambitions on a leadership pathway in sport.

The Susie Simcock Leadership Award will see the successful recipients supported on a 12-month leadership journey to attend the IWG World Conference on Women & Sport in Auckland in May 2022.

Simcock, who passed away in May 2020, was an instrumental figure in the amalgamation of Women’s and Men’s golf in 2005 – to form Golf New Zealand. She worked and played in squash for a long time before finding her love for golf. She was a New Zealand Women’s Golf Association board member and was later on New Zealand Golf’s board.

Simcock was one of New Zealand’s most influential sports leaders. She was a pioneer and trailblazer in women and sport and paved the way for many young women, providing advice and guidance as they made their way into leadership and governance roles.

The Award will include support and mentoring, participation in a global community of action committed to gender equity, creation of a personal development plan and attendance at the IWG World Conference.

This learning opportunity will further support women in developing confidence and leadership experience and impacting the sports sector. Funding is included in the scholarship, which includes fees and expenses.

To read the Susie Simcock Leadership Award Participation Pack, click here

To apply for the Susie Simcock Leadership Award, click here

Applications to be sent to Denise Langdon by Monday 11th October.

For more information on the IWG World Conference on Women & Sport in Auckland in May 2022 click here

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