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Introducing Ty Farani-Watene, Ty hails from Waikato Tainui, Nofoali’i, Taputimu and is currently studying Anthropology and International Relations at Victoria University. Over the summer, Ty interned at the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

Ty shares the challenges of balancing University life, commitments and responsibilities, to ultimately find her fit in the world. Tys’ skillset and passions were matched to @mbiegovtnz. Crediting success to her support systems, and that she was mirrored within her team, which is managed by Pacific women. Ty is destined for success, securing part-time employment with the Ministry as she works to complete her studies, ensuring that her voice is at the table. Thank you for sharing your incredible story with us, you’re an inspiration to us all. #TupuToa #MBIE

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