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Annah Stretton is an engaging, powerful and emotive speaker.  As the opening keynote at the inaugural Rotorua Innovation Festival Taiopenga Auaha 2019, Annah gave a moving presentation on the importance of successful business owners and entrepreneurs using their personal brand, connections and commercial acumen to make a significant difference in the charitable sector.

Annah went on to speak passionately about her founding of RAW, Kia Puawai, The Good Collective and her commitment to the Waikato Women’s Refuge.

With Annah’s formation of RAW, it is clear that her drive to improve the lives of female offenders; particularly Maori who struggle on release, is formidable and the feedback we have received from festival attendees had Annah as one of the highest-rated speakers over the four days.

As event organisers and professional speakers, we can’t speak highly enough of having Annah as part of Rotorua Taiopenga Auaha 2019.  We would love to have Annah back at a future Firestation event.

Darren McGarvie, The Fire Station