Samoan woman Fealofani Bruun makes BBC’s 100 Women list

A leading Samoan woman has made the BBC’s 100 Women 2018 list.

Fealofani Bruun, 35, is listed as number 15 in the list released yesterday.

Ms. Bruun is a Yachtmaster, the first Samoan and the first Pacific woman to hold the position of yachtmaster, and looks after a traditional voyaging canoe, the Gaualofa.

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According to the BBC, 100 Women are among the most inspiring and most influential women in the world for 2018.

“With their help we will explore a variety of themes, including using anger to spark action, and uncovering women from the shadows of history,” the BBC says.

“Ranging in age from 15 to 94, and from more than 60 countries, the BBC 100 Women list includes leaders, trailblazers and everyday heroes.

“Some will be telling us about what they will be putting in the Freedom Trash Can - our digital bin for all the items women feel hold them back.

“Others will bring us stories of achievement against the odds - from the British woman who used her jail time to create an inspiring business, to the Afghan girl who was almost swapped for a boy.”

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