What’s it like to be in a minority and sitting at the meeting room table, one of very few female, let alone brown, faces?

In this talk, highly successful Pacific academic Dr Jemaima Tiatia-Seath, relates how academia can be a lonely place at the top for a brown female leader as she navigates power at “the intersection of hypervisibility, invisibility, colourism and gender”.

Touching on real-life examples, Jemaima will talk candidly about institutional racism, sexism and feminism, as seen through her eyes.

If you want to learn how to have thick-skin, strengthen resilience and navigate challenging and complex environments, then this talk is for you. 


Dr Jemaima Tiatia-Seath is Co-Head of School, Te Wānanga Waipapa, School of Māori Studies and Pacific Studies. She is of Samoan descent and has a public/community health background. She was recently appointed a member to the inaugural Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission and was one of six panellists on the New Zealand Government’s 2018 Mental Health and Addiction Inquiry.

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Last updated: 24 March 2021