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Soon you'll be able to browse a full directory of our trailblazing tribe - yher women, mentors and collaborators working across the Pacific Islands. To start, why not explore our female founders, game changers in their local communities.

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Anaseini Iotebatu

Anaseini Iotebatu

Tini Design & Photography

Tini Design & Photography empowers and advocates for young persons with a disability through their social enterprise photography business. 

Audrey Jean-Baptiste

Audrey Jean-Baptiste

ygap Pacific Islands Regional Director

From New Caledonia, Audrey is passionate about creating the right conditions for entrepreneurs across the Pacific Islands to reach their full potential. Her work focuses on building innovative, sustainable, scalable and just solutions to society’s big problems. Audrey has supported over 200 early-stage ventures across Australasia and co-founded Malaika made (now Humanisms), a social enterprise that aims to provide dignified, safe and living wage work for marginalised communities. Audrey is yher's Regional Director for the Pacific Islands and heads ygap.co, ygap's consulting arm.

Courtney Kruse

Courtney Kruse

Allied Print Designs

Allied Print Designs provides skills development and employment opportunities for women by using high quality off-cuts from Fiji-based manufacturing houses of big brands to create merchandise and fashion products.

Donna Marie Wate

Donna Marie Wate

Marie’s Private Clinic

Marie’s Private Clinic provides quality and affordable basic healthcare for low income earners in the Solomon Islands, and have a specific focus on women and children.

Fanny Fiteli

Fanny Fiteli

Mama’s Mushrooms

Mama’s Mushrooms specialises in the production of high end, healthy produce such as microgreens and mushrooms. They train single mothers in the highly technical process of indoor farming and then help them establish their own small scale farm before linking them to big markets.

Glennis Kuper

Glennis Kuper

MiTutor

For 6000 school dropouts in the Solomon islands each year, there are only 400 jobs available. MiTutor is a preventative model that supports high school students who are at risk of dropping out by giving them work experience and training.

Grace Hilly

Grace Hilly

Lady Grace Network

Lady Grace Network provides training to unemployed women and connects them to employment opportunities. 

Hosanna Kabukuro

Hosanna Kabukuro

Mana Magazine

Mana Magazine is a free magazine app, with content written by pacific islanders for pacific islanders.

Jonina Saili

Jonina Saili

Kahuto Pacific Investments (KPI)

KPI leverages drone technology and GIS mapping to improve the efficiency and accuracy of planning for large scale social infrastructure projects, all whilst empowering more women to participate in the technology industry.

Kaitlin Tait

Kaitlin Tait

Director of YHER & Global Acceleration Team

Kaitlin is a Co-Founder of ygap, Program Director for yher and manages the Global Acceleration Team. Her nine years of international development experience began with her leading a school for street-children in a Tanzanian slum and managing an HIV orphanage in a Kenyan village, before launching and growing the ygap model across Africa and the Asia Pacific. She has accelerated hundreds of impact entrepreneurs and overseen programs that have changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people living in poverty. Having led and contributed to various female entrepreneurship initiatives, she is extremely passionate about supporting and championing the next generation of female entrepreneurs and leaders.

Letila Uluiqalau Takala

Letila Uluiqalau Takala

Honey Love Apiary

Honey Love Apiary is the first beekeeping training center in Fiji. They conduct basic beekeeping knowledge & skills training to assist existing and prospective local beekeepers to improve their practices and increase their income.

Luana Ross

Luana Ross

Tuki Collab

Tuki Collab fuses Samoa's traditional jam recipes with modern flavours, and provides a means to lift rural Samoan youth out of poverty through employment.

Madeira Gatu Manepuhi

Madeira Gatu Manepuhi

Crez Home Based Care

Crez Home Based Care provides quality, affordable home-based nursing services and palliative care to urban and rural communities in the Solomon Islands.

Mane Leatualevao Esera

Mane Leatualevao Esera

Penina Pasefika Group

Penina Pasefika Group is a servicing agency that focuses on increasing revenue for locally owned Samoan businesses in the Travel & Tourism industry. 

Maria Varea

Maria Varea

Talanoa Tanoa

Talanoa Tanoa empowers young women farmers to participate in the Kava industry by establishing a persuasive, accessible brand that appeals to women.

Marlene Delis

Marlene Delis

Sarklok

Sarklok produces and provides affordable sanitation products (slabs, seat raisers, sanitary pads, soap, hand washing basin) for low income earners. They have a specific focus on improving the health and hygiene of women and girls.

Moira Solvalu

Moira Solvalu

8 Mountains

8 Mountains is an established fashion house in Fiji exporting to 9 countries and providing employment in the fashion industry for women from squatter settlements.

Nakita Irvin

Nakita Irvin

Tasty Island Treats

Tasty Island Treats is Fiji's only artisanal fresh fruit ice pop maker. Using locally sourced ingredients, each pop is handcrafted, vegan, gluten-free, with no additives or artificial colours. They're collaborating with women in developing a "business incubator” to facilitate access to a commercial kitchen.

Ruth Maetala

Ruth Maetala

Dignity Pasifik

Dignity Pasifik empowers young mothers in the Solomons Islands by providing them with personal and professional training, direct and indirect employment, assistance in obtaining high school certifications and advocating for policy changes.

Sagufta Salma

Sagufta Salma

Fusion Designs

Fusion Designs promotes sustainable living through upcycling and recycling waste materials into high end furniture and home decor. They do this whilst also providing training and employment opportunities for women and youth.

Sashi Kiran

Sashi Kiran

Tukuni

Tukuni is an organic farm to plate restaurant that offers traditional authentic Fijian cuisine and helps rural communities earn a better income by sourcing their produce from them.

Seutatia Vai’i

Seutatia Vai’i

Purpose Plantations

Purpose Plantations is a Samoan diversified farm addressing sustainable commercial farming in a green economy, all whilst providing skills development and employment opportunities for families. Its vision is to provide all Samoans access to a variety of locally grown, nutritious food.

Talei Goater

Talei Goater

yher Pacific Islands Program Manager

With ancestral roots planted in Fiji, Talei has spent two decades managing multifaceted creative projects across New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific Islands. Her immersion in the region’s social enterprise ecosystem began twelve years ago when she established a community-led textiles label and then managed the first Pacific Islands presence at Australia’s Fairtrade Fortnight. Certified friend-maker, expert in tangled curls and yher's Pacific Islands Program Manager.

Thelma Ninjipa Kavanamur

Thelma Ninjipa Kavanamur

Imbonggu Baskets

Imbonggu Baskets provides a safe and economical way for local weavers to earn an income at home by providing them with product design guidance and market access.

Vasiti Tebsmare

Vasiti Tebsmare

Kiribati Health Retreat

Kiribati Health Retreat provides natural products as well as health services and education to reduce the rate of Non Communicable Diseases as well as build a resilient Kiribati in the face of climate change.

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