We are delighted to announce that Mariam Veiszadeh will be joining DCA as Members and Advisory Director, commencing January 2019. With the DCA team, Mariam will execute DCA’s member strategy and will deliver excellent member services, advice and support.
Mariam was born in Kabul, Afghanistan and fled as a refugee to Australia where she became a qualified and practicing lawyer working in major Australian corporates. Her most recent corporate role was with Westpac where she was Inclusion & Diversity Consultant.
Through her various ambassador roles, her social media platforms and her speaking and media appearances, Mariam is a fearless advocate for equal opportunity, diversity and inclusion for all. She has many accolades to her name including Fairfax Daily Life’s Woman of the Year 2016. She is also on the board of Our Watch, writes regularly across a wide range of publications, started the Islamophobia Register and was one of the subjects of Tara Moss profiled in her ABC program on cyberbullying.
We very much look forward to welcoming Mariam to DCA in the new year.