Leigh-Moana Manihera

Stakeholder Engagement Lead

Ko Ngāti Hine, Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairarapa e mihi atu nei.

Leigh joined Global Women shortly after completing a postgraduate degree at AUT and is currently working towards a master’s degree in Business Management. Prior to studying, she worked various roles in the Customer Service and Hospitality sectors across Australia and Canada before moving back to New Zealand. Her role at Global Women sees her support the Director of Partnerships, Global Women Partners, and Champions for Change leadership initiatives.

She is a purpose-led doer with a systematic, process-driven approach to partner outreach and relationship management. Leigh gets a kick out of problem-solving difficulties and as an enthusiastic traveller, has a flair for turning unpredictable circumstances into once-in-a-lifetime memories. She is passionate about meaningful change and continuously seeks to expand her knowledge and connect with like-minded people.