Last night NEXT magazine announced its winners at its 2017 NEXT Woman Of The Year Awards.
Seven Sharp was there to capture the excitement in the lead-up to the evening, with Seven Sharp presenter Toni Street, who was also one of the Awards judges, interviewing three of the finalists as they prepared for the excitement ahead - Dr Deborah Lambie, Ranjna Patel and Heather Te Au-Skipworth.
In their interviews with Street, seen here in the video above, they share their inspiring stories, including how they and their businesses became so successful and what inspires them.
Eight awards were given in total, in what can only be described as a dazzling evening held at the Auckland Art Gallery. Sponsored by Elizabeth Arden and attended by some of New Zealand's most inspirational female leaders and role models, keynote speakers included Nikki Kaye, NEXT editor Rachael Russell and Elizabeth Arden spokesperson Valerie Riley.