Goretti is a senior lecturer and coordinator at the Solomon Islands National University. She has a background in physiotherapy, working with communities both at a national and rural level. Growing up in a rural area herself, Goretti recognises the importance of her primary education in developing a sense of identity and belonging in young people.

A member of a small “women-uplift project” based in Honiara, Goretti hopes that participating in the Women’s Leadership Initiative will help her develop the skills and networks needed to assist rural women’s groups in addressing key issues in the community. Using traditional practices such as storytelling, Goretti aims to improve livelihoods in rural communities through empowerment and education.