Support for female forestry business owners

Women in Forestry is a grassroots network of women working in the New Zealand forestry industry. We have a focus on supporting female business owners, who are often under immense pressure running their businesses. 

Why Join Women in Forestry?


Get invited to training and seminars hosted by Women in Forestry and our partners, on soft skills and techincal topics. 


Access relevant support from our members and business partners including mentoring through our member network.


Connect with like-minded business owners who are women working in your industry. They understand the challenges you face in your business, as they're facing them as well.


Help us help you by letting us advocate on your behalf. Sometimes it's difficult for an individual to speak up, but as a collective voice we have your back. 


Celebrate the successes of women in our industry through our e-newsletter, social media and events.


Get to know your peers and learn from each other by sharing on our platforms and at our events. 

Latest News

Ladies Lunch with Laura McGoldrick

Join Women in Forestry for our long ladies lunch with Laura McGoldrick, hosted by Terra CAT in Rotorua.  Laura will speak about her life, her amazing broadcasting career to date, life as a mum andRead more

Dale Digs In

When you meet Loggabull’s Dale Rutgers, you quickly appreciate her down to earth nature and ‘get on with it’ attitude. It’s easy to see why she and husband Brian have been successfullyRead more

FICA and Women in Forestry sign agreement to provide combined member value

FICA and Women in Forestry (WIF) have signed an agreement to work closer together, share resources and increase member value for forestry contractors. WIF is a grassroots network of women working in Read more

Every Cent Counts

As we head into another volatile year it is important that we focus on the things that we can control. Year end is a good time to reflect on your financial position and take the time to dig a bitRead more

Christchurch Event

Christchurch you didn’t disappoint! Massive thanks to Brand Logging who hosted us and showed us how it’s DONE, pulling out all the stops while showing around their impressive operation in theRead more

CHEERS TO SOME BEERS - Forestry Contractor Gathering

Thanks to everyone who came along to our Cheers to Some Beers event in October. A massive thanks to Shaws for hosting us at Picknicka Tauranga - epic crew and an epic night. Read more

ACC levy invoices – support if your circumstances have changed

If your business and financial circumstances have changed over the last year, you may have some questions around your ACC levy obligations. Women in Forestry has been working with ACC on optionsRead more

Tauranga Catch Up A Success

Thanks to everyone who came along to our Tauranga event at Trinity Wharf.  A big WIF shoutout to our amazing speakers Morgan Strong from UDC Finance, Jen McIvor from Creating Wealth and Nigel AireyRead more

Upcoming Event - Tauranga Catch Up

Join us in Tauranga for a Women in Forestry catch up. The main day is Thursday 4 May but we'll also be there for plenty of catching up from the evening before for those who want to join us. Read more

We’re highly skilled, safe and professional – let’s highlight it

Growing up on a diary farm and working as a registered nurse, Christine Axtens didn’t always picture a future in forestry. But after meeting partner Mike, who founded Mike Harris Earthmoving, oneRead more

Taupo Gathering Coming Up - 3 November 2022

Women in Forestry is proud to be bringing you our last catch up for 2022. We have a great line up including planning for succession with forestry succession expert Garth Beker and all you need toRead more

Women in Forestry meet in Rotorua

Our Rotorua Roundup event was held on Thursday 12 May 2022. It was great to reconnect with so many women of forestry after all the disruptions Covid has brought.  With a great line up of informativeRead more

Join Now!

When you join Women in Forestry, you'll have access to our great package of membership benefits and programmes including training, workshops, networking, knowledge sharing and advocacy. 

"I was nervous coming along but was pleasantly surprised to find a group of like-minded women with similar experiences. Having people that understand this volatile industry with its ups and downs has been great, because I'm often quite isolated in my role"

Past Event Attendee


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