Speaker and Networking Event with Tiana Epati, Barrister and Former President of the New Zealand Law Society

The Speaker and Networking event with Tiana Epati, New Zealand’s first Law Society President of Colour, took place on Thursday 9th of June at KPMG Auckland. This was the first Speaker and Networking event to take place with a live audience, who were able to enjoy the fireside chat in-person and even network with Tiana and other Multiethnic Young Leaders Members before and after the session. 


The fireside chat was moderated by Multiethnic Young Leaders Membership Committee Chair, Jess Jenkins. Jess will be heading off to Harvard in the US later this year to commence her undergraduate studies.


At the fireside chat, Tiana spoke openly and passionately about her career and leadership journey. She challenged the young people watching to be visible, and to always remain authentically themselves. Tiana shared about the power of diversity, the importance of allies, and why she’s committed to building the next generation of Pacific lawyers and future leaders. For a recording of the fireside chat, please visit our Videos or Resources page.


The 2022 Speaker and Networking series is brought to you by Multiethnic Young Leaders NZ and made possible through the generous support of KPMG New Zealand. The Series aims to inspire, educate and empower the next generation of ethnically diverse leaders in Aotearoa, normalise the presence of underrepresented peoples in positions of influence, and further the discourse on diversity, equity and leadership in the workplace.