Tupe Solomon-Tanoa'i

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.

Ethnicity

Samoan

Location

Wellington, New Zealand

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Skills

Compere/MC, Keynote Speaker, Panel Facilitator, Panellist

Interests

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

Speaking Topics

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

Event Highlights

2021Golf NewZealand Summit
2021International Women's Day Parliamentary Breakfast
2021The New Zealand Women's Leadership Symposium

Testimonials (2)

CAANZ Women in Business Conference 2021

Tupe has a combination of humility, honesty, authenticity and diverse leadership experience. I have been very impressed by her ability to listen effectively, speak genuinely and in depth on the subject, use inspirational examples that add a lot of value to the conversation, be very empowering and bring out the best in her listeners.

Eugenia Postoenko | Professional Development Consultant

Chartered Accountants Australia, New Zealand