Congratulations to performing arts legend Jennifer Ward-Lealand – Te Atamira, a regular workshop tutor at HLT, on winning the Arts & Culture section of the 2019 Women of Influence Awards. In an article on the Stuff website, Stuff chief executive Sinead Boucher said the awards highlighted the women that weren't household names and often "flew under the radar". “The judging panel was struck by the number of women who are driving the change they want to see in the world. These women are out there quietly making a powerful difference to the future of our country, many in the important areas of environmental protection, science and sustainability. The Women of Influence Awards enable us to elevate our award-winners' profiles and recognise their achievements on a national stage."