Women leading and influencing



Welcome to our newest cohort!

Tuesday, 26 January 2021

The Women’s Leadership Initiative congratulates the newest cohort of emerging leaders selected to join the Leadership & Mentoring program in 2021!

The 26 successful applicants from seven Pacific Island countries (Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Vanuatu, Kiribati, Fiji) are current Australia Award scholars with great leadership potential and commitment to positive change.

Over the next 18 months, the participants will be mentored by Australian women leaders, coached by leadership experts, challenged by face-to-face and online learning sessions, have the opportunity to grow their networks and intern at reputable Australian and Pacific organisations, and more.

Read more about the 2021 Leadership & Mentoring Program participants:

Amelia Faotusia, Tonga

Betty Nime Uri, Papua New Guinea

Tracey Falemanu Tupou, Tonga

Teitinrerei Bobo, Kiribati

Veronica Samof, Papa New Guinea

Sophie Sindra Hepota, Papua New Guinea

Samantha Kusari, Papua New Guinea

Save Redfern, Kiribati

Ruth Arotaing Garry, Kiribati

MariaAriti Ioakim, Kiribati

Lisa Tepu, Papua New Guinea

Longovuka Misi, Tonga

Mary Gaige, Papua New Guinea

Jean Uwesi, Solomon Islands

Diana Guria, Papua New Guinea

Emily Ipi, Papua New Guinea

Fozia Muktar, Fiji

Jocelyn Loughman, Vanuatu

Paliame Palisah, Papua New Guinea

Neelta Goundar, Fiji

Monica Tauna, Papua New Guinea

Mereula Lobeka, Fiji

Nehusita Vakaola, Tonga

Mary Konobo, Papua New Guinea

Manaini Bulu, Fiji

Rosana Chan, Solomon Islands

You can find out more about the Leadership and Mentoring program here.