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I was a journalist for 36 years and I've seen first-hand how systemic racism affects where Māori and Pacific peoples live, our health, our jobs, and our prospects for advancement.
I've travelled to nearly every tribal area in Aotearoa and engaged with more than eight ethnic Pacific communities in New Zealand and the Pacific region.
One thing I've learned is that allyship must go beyond passive support. It's when leaders actively navigate systemic challenges and dismantle barriers to inclusivity.
The world has changed and our future workforce won't accept the old ways of doing things. I'm committed to working towards a more just and unified global community, through the convergence of advocacy, empathy and collaboration.
Since co-founding The Culture and Design Lab, I've learned how to apply my graphic design skills to decolonise workplaces. This includes NGOs, local government and iwi. I'm passionate about this because I want to see more diversity, equity and inclusion in the future.
Visual expression can be used to create a sense of belonging for everyone. I want to deepen my understanding of human behaviour and how to create more inclusive and equitable experiences. That's why I'm excited to be studying Psychology part-time at the University of Auckland.
I'm confident in my ability to use my skills to make a positive impact on the world. I believe that my graphic and UX design skills can be used to create more inclusive and equitable experiences for everyone.
With expert knowledge in Māori and Pacific cultural intelligence, we offer tailored strategies that bring cultural sensitivity and inclusion front and centre in the workplace. Let's work together to challenge systemic racism and foster belonging and inclusion in the workplace.
“I loved the point about Pākehā being in the cultural minority by 2038 and the challenge that we’re not moving fast enough to put systems in place that will serve future NZ."
Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
The Culture and Design Lab empowers workplace leaders to create social cohesion at work. We use indigenous knowledge, design, and strategy to foster inclusion and belonging in the workplace.
Digital Nudge Learning
Indigenous Graphic Design
Design Thinking & PolyUX Tools
Taumarunui and Auckland
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