MEET THE SPEAKERS

Title
GM Heritage & Identity
Company
Waikato-Tainui
Speaker Bio
Glenda is an experienced senior manager with tribal post-settlement entities in New Zealand. As a servant of 91,000 tribal members and 68 tribal marae or communiites, Glenda leads the grants, scholarships and community distributions and is a current PhD student researching post-settlement dependency and its impact on identity.
Title
Owner
Company
Matriarch Media
Speaker Bio
Laura Mueller is the owner of Matriarch Media, a company dedicated to empowering Indigenous communities through an integrative business and marketing approach. As an IWE National Role Model focused on Indigenous Economic Development and an MBA candidate, Laura's research explores the role of self-efficacy in the success of Indigenous entrepreneurs. Her work aims to inform the development of targeted support mechanisms and policies, ensuring Indigenous traditions thrive in the modern digital era.