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Wānanga celebrates wāhine leaders

Posted By TEU on Aug 13, 2015 |


A Wāhine Leadership day at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa’s Mangakotukutuku campus gave women at the wānanga a different perspective on leadership.

Maraea Turketo, the wānanga’s branch president described her mum as the first woman leader in her life; the ‘glue’ in her family’s lives.

Turtoko says that leadership begins in the home and lasts through the legacies left for generations to come.

Benita Tahuri, the branch vice-president said women looking to take on a leadership role need to make sure they have a clear purpose or reason for doing it and the power to make it happen.

But they also need to have a pathway – clear direction and identifying the steps necessary to reach their leadership goal.”

Rachel Jaunay, the co-founder of Mama’s Donuts, talked about setting up her own business selling handmade donuts while also raising a large family.

TEU organiser Megan Morris said the union was really pleased to organise  the event

“It was terrific, well organised and really engaging for all the participants. We’re looking forward to doing this again.”

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