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Agnes Loheni: Strength comes from building connections

Success Stories 23 Oct 2020

We were delighted to have Fonoti Agnes Loheni speak at the workshop where she shared the origins of her family's business known as MENA, overcoming challenges and knowing our worth as Pacific businesswomen.

Agnes is an accomplished Samoan businesswoman in the manufacturing, export and retail sector as an owner of the Pacific fashion brand called MENA. Established 15 years ago as a home business in Samoa, the business expanded its operation to Auckland 10 years ago to expand its wholesale and export channels.

In 2010, the business was awarded the MIT Pacific Business Trust 'Pacific Exporter' Award.

Passionate about growing Pacific success and enterprise, Agnes provides her time freely to mentor small business owners and is regularly asked to share her business journey at community, school or business networking events.