19 Sep Wednesday Evening @ The Platform with Fadzi Whande
September 19 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Her background ranges from launching telecommunication networks to addressing social disadvantage across government, business, not-for-profit as well as educational institutions in Africa, Australia. UK and USA.
Fadzi currently works as the Manager of Inclusion and Diversity at the University of Western Australia and volunteers as the National Human Rights Program Manager for the United Nations Association of Australia and sits on the Board of the Museum of Freedom and is an Ambassador for the philanthropic organisation 100 Women.
Over the course of her career she has been the recipient of various awards and accolades for her efforts to promote social cohesion including being named a 2018 Western Australian of the Year finalist, Australia Day Ambassador and recipient of the International Racial Equity Leadership Award in the USA and finalist for the Australian Human Rights ‘Racism it Stops with me’ award.
Her work primarily focuses on addressing systemic and institutionalised barriers held towards historically marginalised groups and she is a sought after speaker, panellist and moderator.
Fadzi, together with US based racial equity expert Glenn Singleton, implemented the ground-breaking ‘Courageous Conversation about Race’ program with law enforcement agencies throughout Perth, providing participants with an understanding of how to interact with the State’s diverse communities and to be mindful of cultural sensitivities. In the short time since its inception, the program has engaged with hundreds of law enforcement personnel and community organisations, including the Australian Federal Police.
Driven by her personal experiences, and motivated by a sense of responsibility, Fadzi established a mentoring program, Sofa Sunday, for young women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to help them develop skills in leadership, networking, communication and global citizenship. Fadzi has also co-authored a book, Beyond the Scars, in which she shares her story of overcoming adversity, with the aim of cultivating a spirit of triumph for those facing similar challenges.
Fadzi is an alumna of the 2017 HIVE Global Leadership Program held at Harvard Medical School. She received an Executive Master in Business Administration and Graduate Certificate in Social Impact from UWA.
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