Meet Our Directors

Brenda Gaddi

Founder | Managing Director

Brenda Gaddi (she/her) is the Founder and Managing Director of Women of Colour Australia. She is a Filipina settler living on the sovereign land of the Wallumattagal clan of the Darug nation. She was born and raised during the Martial Law era in the Philippines. She has been building women-focused communities and championing women’s voices for over a decade. She is passionate about racial, social, & economic justice, gender equity, and intersectionality. She was part of the inaugural Changemakers Program, a campaign shining a spotlight on individuals using LinkedIn to drive genuine change in the world of work.

Jade Hoskins WOC profile

Jade Hoskins

Non-Executive Director

Jade Hoskins (she/her) is a Non-Executive Director of Women of Colour Australia. She lives on the land of the Gadigal and Wangal peoples of the Eora nation. In her current role with the NSW Government, Jade manages partnerships between NSW government agencies to ensure effective governance, service delivery, and regulatory operations. Jade is born to immigrants from Malaysia and England.

Tekan Cochrane

Non-Executive Director

Tekan Cochrane (she/her) is a Non-Executive Director of Women of Colour Australia. Tekan resides on the country of the Bunurong Boon Wurrung and Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung peoples of the Eastern Kulin nation. Tekan is proud Kooma and Yuwaalaraay. She is an established lawyer practising in Victoria. Tekan is passionate about anti-racism, particularly in the legal sector. She is a board member of the Tarwirri-Indigenous Law Students and Lawyers Association, Victoria.

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