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Erica Austin
Sep 12, 2022
In Ambassadors
Kia ora (Hello!) My name is Erica Austin, based in Ōtautahi Christchurch in New Zealand. I'm honoured to be the NZ Ambassador of The Octopus Movement. It's Te Wiki O Te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week) this week. So I'm weaving in some kupu (words) in Māori, our indigenious language of Aotearoa NZ. Ko wai au (who am I?) I'm a proud multi-potentialite - a title I've embraced for a decade - I'm trained in architecture and now use the skills from my training to design and curate meaningful and inclusive experiences. I'm passionate about collective impact and bridging conversations across sectors and communities. I started my own business, E.A.Curation, a way to pursue my many passions. What this looks like: Leadership Consultant, Leadership Lab NZ Programme Manager, Te Pūtahi - Centre for Architecture and Citymaking/Open Christchurch Architectural Festival Trustee, Ako Ōtautahi Learning City Christchurch Facilitator - Ally Skills NZ, Digital Storytellers, Young Enterprise Trust Community Activator - Edmund Hillary Fellowship Photographer - Peanut Productions Photography Digital Producer - Big Bloom Online Hackathon World Economic Forum Global Shaper Asia NZ Leadership Network Member 2020 Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Local Hero 2021 Emerging Leader (Christchurch Civic Award) Mother to Jay (2.5 year old) and wife to Jonny Super keen to connect and excited to grow the Octopus Movement: Ngā mihi (Thank you) Erica
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