Mary Soonaoso Tiumalu is a descendant of orators, hailing from the villages of Saina and Falelatai in Samoa.
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Asaeli Pene’s motivation for his work comes from his sisters; he wants to create opportunities and support for them.
Kassie is a political activist who is led by community. Her heart is in LGBTIQ / takatāpui communities across New Zealand.
Earlier this year Sophie Handford led the first NZ School Strike 4 Climate, where 20,000 young people made their voices heard.
Talei has co-founded the Find your Fish Movement, an organisation dedicated to connecting young people with their passions.
A serial entrepreneur, divergent thinking expert and wellness + wander addict. Co-founder of Unleashed Travel.
CEO of Tell Someone Who Cares; helping consumers to create change with their everyday purchases.
Serving the ever-growing mental health needs of young people in Aotearoa, especially those from refugee and migrant backgrounds.
Dr Elspeth Tilley teaches theatre and creative activism, and is an award winning teacher and multi-award-winning playwright.
Mother. Future Leader. Champion. Whai is passionate about making a difference for rangatahi mental health and wellbeing.
Former economist with a passion for helping to bring about systemic change. Co-founder of the Human Rights Measurement Initiative.
Lisa McLaren is a climate change activist, and the National Convenor of the Zero Carbon Act campaign, run by Generation Zero.
12 year old Climate Activist and Songwriter, Lucy Gray is helping young people to learn about climate change through her music.
Leading the Societal, Environmental and Animal Rights Action Group (SEAR), and project managing the SEARbot, a beach cleaning robot.
Suzannah leads the Asia New Zealand Foundation’s research and engagement work, following 13-year career as a New Zealand diplomat.
Dr Robbie Francis has dedicated her personal, professional and academic life to advocating for the rights of marginalised populations.
John is a Fellow of the NZ Psychological Society and a member of the Society’s Institute of Clinical Psychology.
Never above, never below, always side by side, working with rangatahi (our youth), supporting the development of our Future Leaders.
Para-athlete. Entrepreneur. Public Servant with GovTech Talent. Charlotte is passionate about universal design and inclusion.
Anya strives for rights-based, innovative, restorative and ethical approaches that amplify young people’s agency and strengths.
Dr Arama Rata is ridging the home and away divide to enhance iwi engagement (Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga)