We really hope you enjoy listening to the inspiring career story of Louisa Wall on The Female Career podcast
Louisa (Ngati Tuwharetoa me Waikato) is a member of the New Zealand Labour Party and has been an MP since 2008. She has held a variety of roles across the public sector as a policy advisor and community advocate in the social policy and public policy areas. Louisa’s work is founded on a commitment to universal human rights together with promoting the rights of gender and sexual minorities, ending TB, guaranteeing universal access to family planning and strengthening women’s rights through increased political participation. Louisa also had a highly successful sporting career as both a Silver Fern and also a Black Fern, including being named NZ Women's Rugby Player of the Year in 1997. She strongly believes that striving to attain goals can be achieved with the support and encouragement of our families and communities.
"I do take very principled, strong stances. I don't sit on the fence. I'm not afraid to use my voice. When I take a position and I believe in something then I will fight for it, literally, because it's something that I passionately believe in. That's how I played sport, that's how I do life."
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