CE, HOST International NZ | Chapter Co-Lead, Techfugees NZ
With a passion for transparency and accountability, I have long been a believer in the principles of equality, fairness and justice.
Describing myself as an Intrapreneur, I work to wrangle change from inside existing systems and drive social change. My focus is on driving active engagement between civil society, government, business, and academia.
I am a dynamic, self-motivated individual with extensive experience in leadership, stakeholder management, strategic planning, and project management across the government, NGO, community and business sectors, and academia. I have the ability to manage multiple-expectation environments, and have a collaborative approach.
As an Arts graduate, I spent my former years teaching tertiary art. I then moved into roles providing strategic and business advice across the government, business and NGO sectors, and completed post-graduate study in Strategic Studies. I also ran my own charity, Daya Trust, which empowered women and girls through education in India and New Zealand, and was Co-Founder of Wellington start-up, the Arabic Digital Reform Institute.