iWahine Leadership Hui 2017 - Opening Speech

Kia ora, here is a recording of my opening korero at the first iWahine Leadership Hui 2017: E Tu Wahine. It was recorded after the hui in response to several requests from participants and followers. I would love to hear your comments. Please share. Nga mihi

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Introducing our Key Note Speakers

I'm super excited to announce that Raina Ferris is our key note speaker together with her daughter Piri Gailbraith. 

They run the Kurawaka Retreat in Porangahau and also hold a number of Karanga Workshops around Aotearoa. 
Raina and Piri will start both days of our hui. 

DAY ONE Ngā Atua Wahine: The Goddess is Me!
Raina will present the Maori World View, from Te Kore through to the first human, Hineahuone. She will introduce you to some of the Atua Wahine who are in our Maori pantheon and identify their existence in you as a Wahine Maori. Discover the Goddess Within.

DAY TWO Karanga Workshop.
Piri is passionate about karanga and empowering our wahine to take control of their destiny and to take on the responsibility of upholding the pae Karanga on our marae throughout Aotearoa. 
I don't know about you but I'm so looking forward to being nourished and uplifted, and tapping into my feminine power. 
Don't miss out on the...

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Have you always wanted to work overseas?

I'm thrilled to introduce Kiri Tahana as one of our many fabulous speakers at the iWahine Leadership Hui on 25-26 October 2017, at the CQ Hotel, Cuba Street, Wellington.

Kiri's session is titled “Maori International” after a painting by Robyn Kahukiwa that she received as a graduation present. The painting depicts a Maori woman observing the USA political landscape and noting the absence of indigenous peoples.

Kiri will discuss the benefits and opportunities of working internationally as a Maori woman. The discussion will consider how working internationally may help with the ongoing mahi in Aotearoa to improve the lives of Maori. She will share her international experiences and the experiences of other Maori women still working abroad. Kiri's experience includes 15 years living and working as a lawyer in Australia, the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates (Dubai) and travelling through Africa, parts of the Middle East, Europe and the United States.

Kiri is Special...

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He oranga ngakau, he pikinga wairua

Whakarongo ki tenei hotaka e pa ana ki te Mana Wahine, me kii 'He orange ngakau he pikinga wairua'. This month's korero is about leadership and being clear about what it is, and it being in alignment with your purpose. It's also about encouraging others to walk their own path and share their truth. 

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Te Upoko o te Ika: Maui Mu Show - Whakawhanaungatanga

Aue! I was supposed to be talking about whakawhanaungatanga starting with yourself.

In my view you need to know yourself, accept yourself, love yourself and have a good relationship with yourself first, before you can engage and nurture great relationships with others.  

But no I went slightly off track.

It may have to do with the fact that I just delivered my speech at the Women On Boards Conference on "Finding Your Turangawaewae". Heoi ano it is what it is.

I would love to hear your comments. 

Mauri ora!

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Te Upoko o te Ika Radio: Maui Mu Show ~ Mehemea ka moemoea ahau ko ahau anake. Mehemea ka moemoea tatou, ka taea tatou.

Nga mihi o te wa e hoa. He rangi paki kei waho, no reira he rangi ataahua, ahakoa te makariri. He pai rawa atu ki te koreroreo ano i runga i tenei hotaka – Maui mu. Tau ke!

Tenei e mihi kau ana ki nga kaiwhakarongo. Ko te tumanako kei te ora ake tonu koutou! Ko te kaupapa matua, ko te mana wahine me nga wahine toa. Ko te korero mo tenei marama, Paengawhawha, na Te Puea Herangi. Ki au nei, he tika tana korero mo tatou - ahakoa ko wai, ahakoa no whea?
Anei tana korero ~

“Mehemea ka moemoea ahau ko ahau anake. Mehemea ka moemoea tatou, ka taea tataou.”
What this korero means for me within the context of leadership is this - Great leaders do not lead by themselves but with others making it possible to achieve great things.
You only have to look at Te Puea’s many achievements to understand this whakatauki. One such achievement is the establishment of Turangawaewae marae in Ngaruawahia.
Actually last week I returned home to...

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Te Upoko o te Ika Radio: Maui Mu show - Kaitiakitanga

On today's show Awhimai talks to Gaylene about Whakapapa - leadership is about knowing who you are and where you come from. You need to know, accept and love yourself first, embrace your talents and skills that have been handed down to you from your tupuna and share those gifts with the world. However before you can lead others, you need to begin by leading with yourself. 

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Te Upoko o te Ika Radio: Maui Mu show - Kaitiakitanga

On today's show Awhimai talks to Gaylene about Kaitiakitanga - leadership of service and creating leaders. I'd love to hear your comments. 

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