Fadzi Whande is a Global Diversity and Inclusion Strategist, award winning Social Justice Advocate and Keynote Speaker. Her background ranges from launching telecommunication networks to addressing gender equality, racism, discrimination, health disparities, financial literacy, unemployment and social disadvantage across various sectors in Africa, United Kingdom, USA and Australia. Fadzi is currently the Inclusion and Diversity Adviser for the University of Western Australia.
A skilled facilitator in the areas of Unconscious Bias, Cultural Competency and Racial Socialisation and Identity, her work primarily focuses on addressing systemic and institutionalised barriers held towards historically undermined groups.
She currently serves as the National Human Rights Program Convenor for the United Nations Association of Australia and sits on the Board of the Museum of Freedom and Tolerance WA, and was appointed an Ambassador for the philanthropic women’s circle 100 Women, Water for Africa and the Humanitarian Group.
A dynamic and engaging international speaker, Fadzi is a champion for encouraging dialogue as a means of understanding difference. Over the course of her career she has been the recipient of various awards and accolades including being awarded the 2016 International Racial Equity Leadership Award in USA; 2016 finalist for the Australian Human Rights – ‘Racism it Stops With Me’ Award; 2015 Australian National Committee for UN Women’s delegation to the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York; 2014 recipient of the National Community Ambassador Award and was appointed a People of Australia Ambassador by the Federal Mister for Multicultural Interests.
Fadzi received an Executive Master in Business Administration and Graduate Certificate in Social Impact from the University of Western Australia.