I hope to contribute to a legacy of female leadership that enhances that which I stand upon.Ruihana Paenga
Ruihana Paenga, National Rangatahi Coordinator Te Pīhopatanga o Aotearoa
Ko Hikurangi te Maunga
Ko Waiapu te Awa
Ko Ngāti Porou te Iwi
Ruihana has been part of the AWSC since 2014 as a link representative, and she is excited and honored to step-up to the role of council member. She is interested in the origins of the AWSC and hopes to contribute to a legacy of female leadership that enhances that which she stands upon.
Ruihana is the National Youth Coordinator for Tikanga Māori working with youth enablers, developing the next generation of leadership in the Church. She would like to see provincial bodies collaborating more, so they can better plan how tikanga roles can be supported to achieve our dreams and aspirations for developing young female leaders and academics.