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Our Host for 2024 International Women’s Day Breakfast at Parliament

Updated: Feb 19

Hon Louise Upston, acting Minister for Women,

Minister for Community and Voluntary Sector, Minister for Social Development and Employment and Minister for Child Poverty Reduction


Hon Louise Upston is the Member of Parliament for Taupō, a seat she has held since the General Election of 2008.

 

In December 2016, she became a Cabinet Minister and was appointed Minister of Corrections. She was also the Associate Minister of Education, Associate Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment and Associate Minister for Primary industries. She previously held roles in Land Information, Local Government, Women, Social Investment, Whānau Ora, and Land Information.

 

Hon Louise Upston

Before being appointed a Minister, she was Government Chief Whip for two years and was Junior Whip for one year.

Hon Louise Upston is currently the acting Minister for Women, as well as Minister for Community and Voluntary Sector, Minister for Social Development and Employment and Minister for Child Poverty Reduction.

 

Prior to entering Parliament in 2008, Hon Louise Upston was self-employed as a project management consultant. She also held directorships in a number of trusts and companies involved in property, tourism, management, and consulting. She holds an MBA from Waikato University.

 

She lives with her partner Hamish and her children. She enjoys participating in sporting events and has competed in the Round the Lake Relay, the Lake Taupō Cycle Challenge, and the 63.3km challenge—three Taupō-based half marathons in three months. She is also co-captain of the Parliamentary netball team.


 


We look forward to you joining us on Friday 8th March, in-person or online.

When we inspire inclusion, we create a better world for women. 

Purchase your tickets*

www.eventspronto.co.nz/IWDbreakfast2024

*All tickets include a hot vegan breakfast

Register to receive the livestreaming link

www.eventspronto.co.nz/LivestreamIWDbreakfast2024 

Please contact us at iwdbreakfast.wellington@gmail.com if you have any questions.



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