– a conversation with Sarah Hirini, Captain, Black Fern Sevens (New Zealand)

We talk with Sarah Hirini about leadership in a high performing team, empowering wahine and career choices when you’re at the top.



Every month we host conversations with people who are leaders in the digital technology and communications space. Some weeks we might be talking to them about new tech opportunities, or other weeks about developing as a leader in this fast changing environment.

In this special session we are talking with Sarah Hirini, the Captain of the Olympic Goal Medal winning Black Fern Sevens.

Sarah, the current Black Ferns Sevens captain has an impressive list of accolades to her name including Sevens World Champion in 2013 and 2018, Olympic gold and silver medallist, Commonwealth Games gold medallist and six-time World Series winner. Sarah’s game is characterised by her tireless work-ethic and dogged defence. In 2019 she became the first female player to bring up 200 matches on the World Series.

Sarah is one of several international rugby players who went to Feilding High School, and she has proudly won five National Sevens titles with Manawatu.

Outside of sevens, Sarah was a member of the 2017 Black Ferns that won the Women’s World Cup, she was made a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2019 and became the first women to be awarded the prestigious Tom French Memorial Māori Player of the Year.
This is a free online event.

The event is finished.


Aug 19 2021


8:00 pm - 8:30 pm