Vanessa’s journey and striving to be the best you can be




We were so taken back during this part of our kōrero, Vanessa opens up about her upbringing and talks to us about her journey to where she is now, something that is immensely admirable! 

Homelessness, sleeping on the floor, living in caravan parks, a range of schools, connecting back with her family to now being the managing director at Mircosoft New Zealand and a proud mother of two!  

Vanessa had big goals that she wanted to achieve, she knew that she wanted to create something of herself and proudly be a woman that didn’t have to rely on anyone else. 

“You can’t be what you can’t see, but actually, you can if you visualise it!” 



To hear more from Vanessa about her journey to where she got to and the lessons she has been through click here! 

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