Our condolences to the family and friends of Ema Piutau

Pacific Woman Leader: Ema Piutau with Gail Brown.

Today we honour an incredible women whom we had the pleasure of connecting with through the Pacific Women Leaders Network. On behalf of the U.S. Embassy New Zealand, we extend our condolences to the family and friends of Ema Piutau. Sadly this fearless leader has passed and we will continue to acknowledge her work in New Zealand and the Pacific community. As our blog noted, “It’s her goal to encourage and empower women to be self-confident, courageous and daring by helping to set realistic goals for themselves.” We will always remember you as a courageous leader and your story will continue to be read and heard.

“Ema was a leader in everything she tackled.  Her intelligence was matched only by her beautiful personality and her grace.  We are thankful to have met such an accomplished woman.”  — Gail Brown