We are delighted to announce the 2019 recipients for
The Michael Barnett Scholarship.

Emily Hacket Pain

Emily will use her scholarship to establish ‘Youth-Not-For-Profit Hub,’ an online communication service,e to help young people who want to set up their own not-for-profit (NFP) organisation.

Her inspiration came from her own journey starting ‘Paper Pens Pencils’ which collects and donates stationery to low decile primary schools in Auckland. Emily couldn’t find any help on how to start up an NFP business for young people that was user friendly.

NFP organisations contribute $6 billion to the NZ economy (stats.govt.nz, 14 June 2016).

Michael’s comments:
Emily is an inspiring young woman who is already making a tangible difference in the not-for-profit sector.


Garth Tunnicliffe

Garth completed a thesis exploring how neuroleadership can drive positive change in how diversity is encouraged and promoted. Neuroleadership refers to the application of findings from neuroscience to the field of leadership.

Garth made several recommendations including investigating opportunities between business schools and organisations and encouraging collaboration in the creation of framework testing for unconscious workplace bias.

Garth is completing a Master of Management Studies in Leadership Communication.

Michael’s comments:
Garth is committed to making a difference in the diversity sector and we wish him well.


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