Tupe Solomon-Tanoa'i MC/Entertainer Profile


Keynote Speaker, Panelist, MC

Tupe is an engaging speaker, skilled presenter and powerful storyteller who has spent her professional and personal life advocating for diversity and inclusion.

The Samoan/Fijian Kiwi is the creator of an award nominated web series on unconscious bias called "Misadventures of a Pacific Professional" Her chat show, "Talanoa with Tupe", showcases successful Pacific peoples in a range of different fields. She is the co-founder of the first Pasifika Youth Short Film Competition, and an independent singer/songwriter.

Tupe is a law graduate and former diplomat who has a seat on various boards and advisory groups offering her expertise in areas such as international trade, philanthropy, media, and engaging with Asia and the Pacific. She is also a leader in the philanthropic sector.

In 2020, Tupe was recognised as one of the University of Auckland’s 40 under 40 and won the diversity category in the New Zealand Women of Influence Awards. This year Tupe was named as one of New Zealand’s most Influential Lawyers by NZ Lawyer Magazine in the category of Human Rights, Advocacy and Criminal Justice.






Wellington, New Zealand

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Compere/MC, Keynote Speaker, Panel Facilitator, Panellist


Asia Pacific region , Diversity & Inclusion, International Trade , Leadership, Unconscious bias

Speaking Topics

Building Effective Relationships, Diversity and Inclusion, Leadership, The Power of Listening, Unconscious Bias

Event Highlights

2022FirstGas Interview, FirstGas Group - Interviewee
2021Golf NewZealand Summit
2021International Women's Day Parliamentary Breakfast

Testimonials (3)

Belonging Conference 2022

Tupe is a considered and insightful speaker, who uses her own experiences to narrate the cultural impacts on leadership styles. She is approachable and took the time to engage with our people.

Jessica Chilton | Project Specialist People and Culture

Firstgas Group