Girl(s) you need to know: Your Influence Awards Social Change finalists

17 August 2018
By Fashion Quarterly

At Miss FQ, we’re all about making bold moves which is why we’ve teamed up with Revlon for our annual Influence Awards.

As you know, there’s more to having ‘influence’ than being an ‘influencer’ and this year we are shining a light on awesome New Zealanders doing amazing things, both on and off the ‘gram.

Ready to meet your Social Change finalists?

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Facebook Group: NZ, Please Hear Our Voices

Not all superheroes wear capes… Especially not for the anonymous duo behind Nurse Florence; the two administrators behind the New Zealand, please hear our voices Facebook page. But they are superheroes nonetheless as they engage the public in a bid for fair working conditions of healthcare professionals.

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ALEXIA HILBERTOU  |   @nzgirlboss

Alexia set up social enterprise GirlBoss to encourage young women to join her in considering career pathways in business, leadership and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). What’s bolder than helping women support other women?


Preventing thousands of menstrual products going into the landfills and putting thousands of dollars back into the pockets of Kiwis, Wā Collective deserves a #StandingOvulation for their enterprise and open conversations on what’s typically been a taboo topic.

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Nope Sisters sells t-shirts with a strong social message. They raise thousands of dollars for New Zealand charities and start open conversations about important issues such as sexual abuse, youth suicide, periods and eating disorders.

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Hailey travels throughout New Zealand, speaking in schools and community talks in an effort to change attitudes and the stigma around mental health by talking about her own experience having spent six months in hospital in 2017 with mental illness.

Like what you see? Make sure you head to our voting page to make sure your favourite finalist takes out their category, plus be in to win some amazing prizes up for grabs.

Vote for your favourite finalist here.

Remember to check in to on 20 September to find out who you chose as New Zealand’s most influential and read all about the winners in our beautiful new issue of Miss FQ, on sale 24 September.


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