About Us

OUR ORGANISATION

Multiethnic Young Leaders NZ (MYLN) is a network of ethnically diverse young leaders between the ages of 18 and 35 who are committed to serving Aotearoa through furthering racial justice, equity and unity, championing greater ethnic and intersectional diversity in leadership, and empowering diverse young New Zealanders.

OUR KAUPAPA

To eliminate the barriers that exist and persist for ethnic New Zealanders and Tangata Whenua, so that all New Zealanders have access to the same opportunities and resources to succeed academically and professionally.

OUR GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

  • To resource, support and empower ethnically diverse young people in the formative stages of their careers.
  • To provide networking, leadership and professional development pathways and opportunities to Māori, Pacific and ethnic rangatahi.
  • To increase the visibility and normalise the presence and success of ethnically diverse New Zealanders in high profile spaces.
  • To enable collaboration between fragmented ethnic community groups in Aotearoa to increase social cohesion.
  • To unlock the full potential of all young people in New Zealand.
  • To transform the face of Aotearoa’s leadership to better reflect New Zealand’s diversity.

OUR INITIATIVES

  • Professional Networking and Leadership Development Opportunities for Members
  • Public Speaking Opportunities for Members to Share Their Stories and Increase Their Influence
  • 3 Kapu Kawhe Mentorship Programme
  • National Multiethnic Young Leaders Hui
  • Stories & Voices of Multiethnic Young Leaders Event
  • Annual Kaupapa Māori Campaign
  • Rangatahi Leadership Opportunities Database
  • Race Unity Speech Awards and Hui participation as judges, MCs and facilitators
  • Thought Leadership Contribution and Public Resource Development
OUR 2021 FUNDERS AND COLLABORATORS