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Pasifika women leaders recognised at the 2020 Women of Influence Awards

New Zealand’s first female MP of Pacific Island descent, Luamanuvao Dame Winnie Laban, became the first Pacific Island woman to receive the Lifetime Achievement award for her decades of service to the Pasifika community. Tupe Solomon-Tanoa’i received the Diversity Award, Aorere College Head Girl Aigagalefili Fepulea’i Tapua’i was awarded Young Leader, and Parris Goebel received the Arts & Culture award.

Full list of 2020 Winners

SUPREME WINNER AND
INNOVATION, SCIENCE & HEALTH
Siouxsie Wiles

ARTS & CULTURE
Parris Goebel

BOARD & MANAGEMENT
Dame Alison Paterson

BUSINESS ENTERPRISE
Sonya Williams & Brooke Roberts – joint winners

COMMUNITY HERO
Ranjna Patel

DIVERSITY
Tupe Solomon-Tanoa’i

GLOBAL
Jane Kelsey

PUBLIC POLICY
Una Jagose

RURAL
Trish Fraser

YOUNG LEADER
Aigagalefili Fepulea’i Tapua’i

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT
Luamanuvao Dame Winnie Laban

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