A Pacific Pioneer


Dame Meg Taylor is a pioneer for women in the Pacific. As the first woman to work as a lawyer in Papua New Guinea, the first ambassador for her country and the first woman to be appointed as the Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum, Taylor’s leadership is redefining women’s role in the Pacific.

It was reported by the Australian Institute of International Affairs that the traditional perception of women as wives and mothers is shifting, as more women assume leadership positions and their political participation becomes more visible. The report identifies a dynamic cohort of women who have been inspired by Dame Meg Taylor’s advocacy.

IWDA’s Funding Leadership and Opportunities for Women program focusses on engaging women in leadership training and supporting women in achieving their leadership goals.

Learn more in the full report