Tania Te Whenua, Principal Te Whenua Consulting (BA Māori Resource Management and LLB Commercial Law), is a passionate educator and practicing solicitor specializing in Māori commercial law. She is the former Programme Manager Māori at Victoria University’s Centre for Professional and Executive Development and co-wrote the Centre's Māori language resources. Tania also managed Maori educational programmes for the Peace Foundation Aotearoa – a not-for-profit organisation which educates on peaceful conflict resolution in New Zealand schools. Prior to this Tania held the role of senior researcher Māori at Te Papa Tongarewa, the Museum of New Zealand, where she worked across the curatorial and repatriation teams to support the generation of knowledge on Māori taonga and customary practices. Tania is known for fostering confidence in those with little or no exposure to the Māori language and culture in a safe learning environment.