Vanisa Dhiru

National President, National Council of Women New Zealand

New Zealand born Indian Vanisa Dhiru is the President and International Secretary of the National Council of Women New Zealand and past Chair of the Inspiring Stories Trust, an organisation focused on building youth social enterprise in Aotearoa.

Her community involvement has helped her become the only kiwi in the BMW Foundation Responsible Leaders Global Network. During her recently working career, she has been in CEO level roles within the not for profit sector, including CEO of Volunteering New Zealand, Executive Director of the 2020 Trust and acting General Manager of the YWCA of Aotearoa New Zealand.

Her background in marcomms and role as a Hootsuite Ambassador gives an interesting perspective on social media and digital engagement in Aotearoa. In her day job, she is the acting Community Programme Director at InternetNZ.