August 2, 2023

Women in Leadership – Tory Whanau X WYP

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Date(s) - August 2, 2023
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm



Update: We’ve moved the event to the 2nd of August due to scheduling conflicts, please get in touch with us at if you’ve got any questions or concerns.

WYP is extremely excited to present Tory Whanau for our Women in Leadership session on the 2nd of August 2023.

Join us for a session designed to help ANYONE gain insight into Te Whanganui-a-Tara’s new and first wahine Maori Mayor, and her journey to becoming a leader. Come along with a notebook and pen, and be prepared to ask questions and contribute in a Q and A portion of the session. Drinks and nibbles will also be provided.

WYP’s Women in Leadership session is about welcoming strong women in leadership to speak and share their wisdom, however learnings from this event will help anyone regardless of gender.

Pricing for this event (bookings are essential through our website, this event will sell out!):

Members – your entry is free

Non-members – entry is $10, alternatively you can register as a member for $40 a year or $15 a quarter so why not?

Tory Whanau’s Bio:

Tory Whanau won the Wellington City Council mayoralty in October 2022. As the council’s first wahine Maori mayor, she’s also the first Mayor to be elected without council experience since Mark Blumsky took office 27 years ago. Originally from Pātea in South Taranaki, Tory is of Pakakohe and Ngā Ruahine descent. She lived in the small town before moving to Wellington to study Media Studies at Victoria University at age 20. Tory has worked as a film censor, a marketing executive for AXA New Zealand and a marketing manager at an Australian superannuation provider and a digital marketing manager for Signa Insurance.

More recently she spent 6 years as the chief of staff for the Green Party. Tory lives in Wellington with her dog Teddy. She is learning to love the Phoenix football team.






Bookings are closed for this event.