Dame Malvina Major has been awarded a Lifetime Achievement award at the Women of Influence awards.
Now in its second year, the Women of Influence Awards celebrate the women helping shape the future of New Zealand. Dame Malvina’s02Lifetime Achievement award recognised her success as one of New Zealand’s finest and most loved opera singers and a tireless worker in the community. Judge Dame Rosanne Meo said she had been a giant figure in New Zealand and abroad in the Arts.
“Not only has she been one of our finest cultural exports, but she has been a tireless and selfless supporter in nurturing the generations that have followed her path. She has also raised literally millions of dollars in over 30 years of charitable work.”
The Women of Influence Awards is partnership between Fairfax Media NZ and Westpac NZ. The awards are judged in eight categories; Board and Management, Local and Regional, Business Entrepreneur, Community, Social Enterprise, Innovation and Science, Arts and Emerging Leader. This is the first year the Women of Influence Lifetime Achievement award has been presented.