Dr Natasha Anu Anandaraja
Dr Natasha Anu Anandaraja is the founder and director of Women Together, the founder of Equity Now and the co-founder of Covid Courage. She is an educator, a paediatrician, a public health practitioner, and a social activist. She completed her training at Auckland University before moving to New York to work at Mt Sinai Hospital – one of the oldest and largest teaching hospitals in the US. Anu was born and raised in Taranaki to parents who had previously immigrated from Sri Lanka. Her fight for equality across all areas of the health system has had a global effect on organisations and she credits her success to having New Zealand at her back.