Tena ra tatou katoa,
The wellbeing of our people is foremost for FOMA and so, after careful consideration and professional advice on Covid-19 matters, we have decided to postpone Huihuinga Wahine 2021 from Thursday 11 February to Thursday 22 April still at Villa Maria Estate, Manukau.
E hoa ma, this is a postponement, not a cancellation. FOMA will still host Huihuinga Wahine 2021 – just a couple of months later in the year.
While all registrations received to date will be held over for the April event, we understand the change in date may affect diaries so please contact our Administrator Nat Smith with any queries.
Finally, a big thank you to our sponsors, speakers, suppliers, and most importantly our members for their support to help us bring Huihuinga Wahine together - we look forward to seeing you all soon!
Tenei te mihi aroha ki a koutou!
Me Uru Kahikatea
Traci Houpapa MNZM JP & Liz Mellish MNZM
FOMA Chair & Deputy Chair
FOMA hosts wahine from across Aotearoa and internationally in executive leadership roles as well as our wahine who are aspiring leaders in their communities to this one-day summit to discuss economic and commercial matters of interest and importance to Maori Women Leaders.
Huihuinga Wahine Maori Women's Leadership Summit is held annually, to a capacity crowd, at the Villa Maria, 118 Montgomerie Road, Mangere, Auckland.
In 2019 at FOMA32 Tai Tokerau received Te Mauri for FOMA33. For those who do not know Te Mauri is a Toki that was made one of our whanau at home. It was gifted by Tai Tokerau to FOMA in 2010 as the mauri of their conferences and particularly for the kaupapa of FOMA “Me Uru Kahikatea”. It will be lovely to have Te Mauri return home and also all “Nga Kete Korero O Te Motu” since 2010.
FOMA brings over 33years of industry and economic experience to its strategic business and industry partnerships. Our strategy is simple and straightforward – we exist to help our members prosper and grow.
Our diverse membership spans all regions and all industries across Aotearoa. Our commitment to Our legacy of leadership on economic strategy and policy means we are the natural partner of choice for government and industry.
This age old, intergenerational matrix of people and place gives us the confidence and courage to reimagine our culture and causes, and ensures we remain ever relevant and engaged, and able to create a safe and secure space for our new leaders to emerge and grow.