Fuel Women’s Fitness Business Summit introduces New Zealand Woman of the Year award


Counting down to its inaugural event in Auckland on 22nd and 23rd February, the organisers of the Fuel Women’s Fitness Business Summit have announced that the event will feature the launch and presentation of an award that aims to celebrate and honour trailblazing women in the fitness industry.

Following the presentation of its 2023 Australian award to Georgia Nides, Chief Executive of Zoii wellness spaces, Fuel Summit co-founder Deborah Goldberg advises that for New Zealand “the Fuel Woman of the Year award seeks to celebrate and honour the trailblazing women who are reshaping the landscape of the fitness industry with passion, innovation, and a touch of fearlessness.

After three successful annual events in Sydney, Fuel Women’s Fitness Business Summit expansion to New Zealand has the theme, ‘Make Way,’ with Goldberg and Fuel co-founder Alisha Smith excited about providing a dynamic platform for women in the New Zealand fitness industry to forge new paths and foster growth and leadership.

Smith explains “we’ve got some exceptional talent lined up to present a combination of strategic, tactical, and personal development skills.

“These women such as activist, Puna Wano-Bryant; women’s health and fitness advocate Tracy Minnoch-Nuku; and global industry stalwart, Emma Barry, all know the industry inside and out, and are powerful advocates for the development of women.”

Attendees can choose to register for either the impactful Day 1 Firestarter, a group coaching day dedicated to an in-depth exploration of leadership skills, or Day 2 Fuel Summit, which will feature seven diverse sessions covering an array of personal development and professional strategy topics, all designed to inspire participants to ‘Make Way’ for new opportunities and progress.

A leading advocate for wellness solutions, Technogym has eagerly stepped in as the Wellness Activation Partner for Fuel.

Olivia Sheppard, Senior Marketing Manager for Technogym in New Zealand, expressed the company’s enthusiasm, noting “Technogym is thrilled to be the Wellness Activation Partner for Fuel’s first-ever New Zealand summit.

“Technogym wholeheartedly aligns with Fuel in fostering an environment for women to lead, grow, and excel in business. We’re proud to stand behind Fuel and all the wonderful female delegates attending this exciting new summit in Tāmaki Makaurau.”

The Fuel Women’s Fitness Business Summit in Sydney is being held on 2nd and 3rd May.

Entries for the NZ Fuel Woman of the Year award close on Wednesday 31st January 2024

Click here to nominate.

Click here for more information on the Fuel Women’s Fitness Business Summit in Auckland in the Australasian Leisure Management industry Calendar.

Fuel co-founder Alisha Smith wrote on why more women aren’t progressing in the fitness industry in Australasian Leisure Management issue 157.

Image: Fuel Summit co-founders Alisha Smith and Deborah Goldberg with 2022 Australian Fuel Woman of the Year Georgia Nides (at centre).

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Artist, geoscientist and specialist writer on the leisure industry, Karen Sweaney is Editor and co-founder of Australasian Leisure Management.

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