Ezekiel is a 2018 Queen’s Young Leader Award Recipient, and a champion for improving mental health and wellbeing amongst rangatahi and Māori men.
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Vanisa is the President of the National Council of Women. She’s helping to lead the movement for a more Gender Equal New Zealand.
Guy is the Founder and CEO of Inspiring Stories, the instigator behind Festival for the Future, and a former Young New Zealander of the Year.
Alexia is a 2018 Queen’s Young Leader Award Recipient. She’s the Founder and Co-director of GirlBoss NZ, and is challenging the status quo.
Justin is the Founder of New Zealand AI, and is passionate about emerging technology and new opportunities to create customer value.
Jill is the Deputy Mayor of Wellington City – the first Māori woman elected into this position. She plans to make Wellington NZ’s Te Reo Maori Capital.
Guled is a former refugee who is passionate about advancing the social wellbeing, inclusion and development of ethnic and refugee communities.
Louise is the CEO of Akina, helping to grow social enterprise in New Zealand. The NZ Government recently invested $5.5M to support this.
Malcolm is the CEO of LGNZ, working across New Zealand’s 78 local, regional and unitary councils, and acting as a voice into Central Government.
Josiah is a recipient of the Prime Minister's Pacific Youth Leadership Award, and part of the panel working on NZ’s mental health inquiry.
Chloe is NZ’s youngest MP in over 40 years. She is the Spokesperson for Education, Tertiary Education and Youth for the Green Party.
Adithi leads strategy and operations, and the social impact practice at Deloitte NZ. She’s passionate solving wicked problems.
Andrew is the youth principal chief justice, and Children’s Commissioner working with some of New Zealand’s most vulnerable young people.
Mateawa is a business owner who is passionate about empowering Ngati Porou women to achieve financial and economic independence.
Head of Te Pūtahi-a-Toi, Massey University's School of Māori Knowledge. His work focuses on rangatahi-centered pathways.
Pamela a former winter olympian, and the founder and CEO of PrefabNZ. PrefabNZ seeks out and creates solutions for NZ’s housing crisis.
Carina heads up the Future Leaders programme run by Inspiring Stories, working with young people to make a difference in grassroots New Zealand.
Now as NZ’s Minister of Housing and Urban Development, he is committed to fixing Auckland’s housing and transport issues and deliver hope and opportunity to all people.
Georgina was elected as the world’s first openly transsexual Mayor (Carterton), and then as the world’s first openly transsexual Member of Parliament.
Ben is former chef and ideas guy. His dream is to fuel disadvantaged children with the opportunity to learn, be successful and break the poverty cycle.
Activist and Social Entrepreneur in Residence at Massey University, Thomas was part of the Nobel Prize-winning Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons.
Anya is the Executive Officer of Ara Taiohi where she is working to raise and champion youth development and promote sustainability.
Glen believes that a more ethical and sustainable model for dairy farming is possible, and will share the challenges he’s faced trying to change the industry.
Merenia is Co-founder and Strategic Director of Manawa Ahi. She is passionate about building relationships for change.
CEO of the Edmund Hillary Fellowship, convening entrepreneurs & investors to tackle global challenges.
CEO & Co-founder of Eat My Lunch, tackling child poverty through NZ's fastest growing social enterprise.
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CEO of Inspiring Stories, Director of Festival for the Future, and Former Young New Zealander of the Year.
Director at Ngati Whatua Orakei Whai Rawa, and Board Member at The Centre for Social Impact.
Recipient of the Prime Minister's Pacific Youth Leadership Award, champion for Pacific Peoples.
Young leader for the Office of Ethnic Community, Award Recipient for Young Women in Public Affairs.
CEO and Co-Founder of one of the world's best social enterprises Thankyou, tackling extreme poverty.
Founder and CEO of PrePair NZ, building a movement to end abusive relationships and domestic violence.
Author. Economist. Political and media commentator. Public speaker. Making economics easy.
Entrepreneur and futurist, ONZM, Kea World Class NZer and Company Director.
Doctor and entrepreneur. On the Board of Inspiring Stories, and MYD's Youth Partnership Fund. Fighting for equality.
Co-founder of the Student Volunteer Army and WeVisit, former Young New Zealander of the Year.
Chief Executive of Leadership New Zealand. Passionate about Pacific Peoples, diversity and inclusion.
Author. Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University. Passionate about the future of politics and democracy.
Entrepreneur and futurist. Founder of The Mind Lab and Tech Futures Lab, future of work and technology.
Co-founders and Directors of CoLiberate. Building a movement for better mental health and wellbeing.
From brain surgery to a life more meaningful and finding purpose. General Manager of Inspiring Stories.
Founder of GirlBoss NZ. Passionate about women in leadership and the future of work and technology.
NZ's most famous teen dad, creating opportunities for teen parents through social enterprise.
Director of Campaigns at ActionStation. Champion for civic engagement.
Lawyer. Chair of JustSpeak. Advocating for a fairer and more inclusive criminal justice system in New Zealand.
CEO of Creative Agency, Shine. On the Board of Dilworth College. Passionate about education.
Director of Community at the Kiwi Landing Pad, helping Kiwi companies enter the United States.
From the hood. Entrepreneur, adventurer and technologist. Learning how to build global companies.
CEO of Limitless, helping young Kiwis find purpose and make the most the 80,000 hours in our lifetime.
Teen entrepreneur and CEO of DeXTech, one of New Zealand's fastest growing tech companies.
Former CEO of Social Innovation NZ, working in philanthropy and social technologies at Microsoft.
Future Leaders alumni and NZ Awards Local Hero Medalist. Champion for rangatahi in Opotiki.
Entrepreneur. Futurist. Various leadership roles in the technology sector. Head of digital futures at KPMG NZ.
Radio show host and former Mayoral candidate for Palmerston North City Council.