Amy Van Wey Lovatt is no stranger to solving complex problems. In fact, as a career mathematician and academic, she specialises in doing just that. But her success is all the more remarkable considering where she started from.
Sarah Reo is the founder of award-winning Maori language and culture business CultureFlow and CultureFlow China. Sarah is currently working towards a MBA at the University of Hawaii, after winning a 2014 Fulbright Platinum Triangle Award in Business scholarship.
With women accounting for just 30 percent of local government representatives, there’s plenty of space for more. Six New Zealand women in local government tell us what they've learned - and why you should stand.
Annette Main became the mayor of Whanganui in 2010, following a long career in tourism and a stint on the Manawatu-Wanganui Regional Council. Read about what prompted her to enter local government and what she has learnt.