WHEN: SATURDAY, 26 JUNE 2021
WHERE: ONLINE VIA ZOOM. LINKS WILL BE SENT 24 HOURS PRIOR TO THE EVENT
A Cross-cultural Consultant, Tasneem Chopra addresses issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion across organisational leadership, including intersectionality within government, corporate, and community sectors.
For her efforts in cultural competence and community engagement, she was acknowledged with an OAM (Order of Australia Medal) in 2020. This follows her being named an Anti-Racism Champion by the Australian Human Rights Commission in 2019.
A TEDxMelbourne presenter, Tasneem has featured on BBC World, Al Jazeera and ABC’s Q&A, The Drum, and Radio Melbourne where she is a regular panellist and sought after commentator.
Tasneem is also the inaugural Ambassador of Women of Colour Australia
Carly Stanley is the CEO and Founder of Deadly Connections, an Aboriginal community-led non-profit service providing support to Aboriginal people, families, and communities - particularly those impacted by the child protection and/or justice system.
Carly is a proud Wiradjuri Woman, born and raised on Gadigal land. She has spent the last 20 years working in both government and non-government agencies across a range of areas whilst being an active member of her Aboriginal community which has provided Carly with a strong cultural/community connection, knowledge, and skills to establish and grow Deadly Connections. In addition to Carly’s professional expertise, Carly also holds a Masters of Criminology and other academic qualifications that complement her practical acumen.
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Mariam Veiszadeh is a Lawyer, Diversity & Inclusion Practitioner, Advocate, and a Social Commentator. Proud of her refugee background, Mariam is passionate about championing the rights of minority groups in an endeavour to normalise ‘difference’ or rather, normality.
Mariam is an Ambassador for Welcome to Australia, which aims to provide a positive voice in the public conversation around asylum seekers, refugees, and multiculturalism.
As a fearless advocate, Mariam is accustomed to being both an advocate against and a victim of xenophobia. In 2015, she made global headlines as she endured months of cyber-bullying for simply speaking out against bigotry. Australians responded by rallying behind Mariam using the hashtag #IstandwithMariam.
For over 10 years, Juliana coordinated the NSW Police Force’s Multicultural Community Liaison Officer Program. She led NSW and Australia’s work on Female Genital Mutilation for 11 years and continues to maintain subject matter expertise on this cultural practice and its impact on communities in Diaspora.
Juliana has served on Boards to improve the status of women, including YWCA Australia, Australian National Committee on Refugee Women, Act for Peace, African Ministerial Committee, and the Eminent Australians Committee that reviewed the Australian Citizenship Test.
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Antoinette Lattouf is a multi-award-winning journalist who has worked in television, radio, and online news and current affairs at Network 10, ABC, Triple J, and SBS.
She is the Director and co-founder of Media Diversity Australia. In 2019, Antoinette was named among AFR’s 100 Women of Influence. In 2021, she was awarded a Women’s Agenda Leadership Award. Her first book, ‘How to lose friends and influence white people’ will be published by Penguin Random House in early 2022.
Antoinette is also part of the Judith Nielson Institute For Journalism and Ideas’ International Advisory Council. She is an Ambassador for mental health organisation the Gidget Foundation and the Australian Thyroid Foundation.
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Katja (Kat) Henaway is a descendant of the Meriam and Mua peoples of the Torres Strait Islands. She is the Founder and CEO of Women's Business, whose mission is to amplify and empower Women of Colour in Leadership.
Kat is passionate about creating culturally safe ways to engage and support women of colour. She is a NSW Business Connect Advisor providing advice to small businesses across the state.
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ORIGIN OF THE PHRASE "WOMEN OF COLOR"
Women - Transgender and cisgender, all those who experience or have experienced oppression as women, including non-binary and gender non-conforming people and all those who identify as women. Self-definition is at the discretion of the individual.
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