Mary-Elizabeth Tuck

General Manager Corporate Services & General Counsel, Auckland International Airport

My aspirations for the Women of Aotearoa New Zealand is to build the pipeline of female talent into areas outside of where women normally operate. We can do this through programmes encouraging females at an early stage of their education into STEM subjects and other male dominated areas as well as providing them with role models to aspire to and demonstrate what is possible. This needs to be into all schools and across all ethnicities so we develop an inclusive and diverse talent pool. Corporate New Zealand also needs to change their views and practices on the criteria for recruitment and challenge themselves on prior thinking to create the pull through of this talent. By focusing here we will create even broader leadership opportunities for women and the breadth needed to have representation and influence across all industries. A win for women and a win for Aotearoa.