Natalia is the powerhouse and visionary behind Kate Sheppard Place Women (KSPW). She is a Mexican born – Kiwi citizen with a reputation for getting it done. Natalia is a passionate advocate for all things women, diversity and equity. As the driving force behind New Zealand’s first TEDxWomen’s event back in 2013, Natalia believes in women being at the forefront of leading and shaping our world from a kind and tolerant perspective. Natalia is a senior advisor by day for a government agency, and the director and founder for KSPW by night. She recharges her batteries by shredding it up on Wellington’s many beautiful mountain and road bike tracks. She lives with her partner Mike and their puppies Mexi and Margarita, and calls Wellington home.