I believe we are all leaders. We just might not know it yet. Too often when people think of leaders they think of a political leader, a CEO, a chair of a board or even a celebrity. These are just people with a high profile i.e. more people know their name. They may or may not be leaders. 

But we, the rest of us, can be everyday leaders. We can lead every day from wherever we are. As everyday leaders we can inspire, influence or have a powerful impact in any endeavour we choose and sometimes without meaning to or realising it. An innocent remark, act of kindness or just being there can ignite a spark within another person.

Kia ora, my name is Awhimai Reynolds and I'm grateful that our paths have crossed. My mission and my purpose is to inspire wāhine to do work that inspires them because when they do, they change their lives for the better including their whānau, community and the world. 

In 2015, I was inspired to establish iWahine NZ in response to the invisibility of positive wāhine Māori voices, faces and stories throughout Aotearoa New Zealand. Through the use of social media, primarily Facebook, I promote mana wāhine and connect with wāhine toa throughout Aotearoa and beyond.

I help wāhine leaders prepare for their next leadership role. Like athletes, leaders need to get into shape, develop their leadership fitness and build their endurance for leadership every day - spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically. I help wāhine build their leadership strength and fitness. 

I also have a life. I'm a nanny of a beautiful boy whom I adore and mother of two fabulous adult children. I enjoy a great cup of coffee and kōrero with friends, working out and reading. I love watching sports and movies, and listening to music. I'm also passionate about business and online / digital marketing. I spend far too much time online. 

My Why

"To inspire wāhine to step into their leadership - at work, in the whānau, hapū, iwi and communities - alongside our tāne so together we can create a better future for our tamariki and mokopuna."


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