Sofa Sunday

A leadership and mentoring program that supports young female leaders from diverse cultural backgrounds.

Having lacked women of colour role models and mentors when I was younger, I started Sofa Sunday to ensure that young women from diverse backgrounds would not have to experience what I went through. I feel blessed and honoured to mentor a remarkable group of phenomenal young women.

Sofa Sunday allows me to be part of shaping the future of women’s leadership. Every young woman regardless of their background, has a story worth hearing and sharing.

Angel Chen

Angel Chen is the Strategy Chief at DrawHistory, a social impact brand agency that works to amplify the impact of social good organisations around the world. The consultancy has recently helped launch 250 nonprofit internships, kick-started the first West Australian...

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Viv Ishak

Viv graduated from Curtin University with a Bachelor of Commerce, double major in Entrepreneurship and Marketing. Upon completion Viv entered the corporate world where she completed a Graduate Program and was offered a role as a Human Resource...

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Sharon Mambwe

Sharon Tabitha Mambwe was born in Zambia and immigrated to Australia in 2005. Sharon is a financial planner assistant within the Westpac group’s BT Financial group division. Previously, Sharon worked as a client consultant within the Westpac group’s Asgard Wealth...

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Nikita Kumar

Nikita Kumar is an Indian born Australian who is pursuing a career as a Planning & Business Development Coordinator for BGC Contracting. She is passionate about gender diversity and learning about how to empower herself and other women so we can see an increase in...

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Darcy Harwood

Darcy Harwood is a Bachelor of Law/Bachelor of Arts (Politics and Journalism) student at the University of Notre Dame, Fremantle. She is interested in pursuing a career in international diplomacy and law, combining her passion for human rights and social justice.

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Grace Mugabe

Grace Mugabe is a CPA and Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors who is passionate about financial empowerment particularly of girls and women. 

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Sofia Kouznetsova

Sofia Kouznetsova was born in Russia, before moving to Singapore when she was just four years old. She completed her International Baccalaureate at the School of the Arts, Singapore with a specialisation in theatre and currently studies Political Science and International Relations at the University of Western Australia (UWA). 

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Tina Muzondo

Tina Muzondo is a graduate from the University of Western Australia, having majored in English and Cultural studies, with a minor in theatre studies. Having been the highest achieving drama student in her final year at Kingsway Christian College, she is passionate about …

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Shiko Kariuki

Shiko Kariuki is a Kenyan born African Australian who is passionate about health and well-being of the general population, which led her to pursuing a career as a Registered Nurse. 

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Wendy Ruwiza

Wendy Ruwiza is a final year Social work student at Edith Cowan University. She has a passion for working and engaging with the community especially young people.

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Ann Nyaga

Ann Nyaga is a Registered Nurse with a commitment to her community and a thirst for knowledge in both her career field and beyond. Ann’s interests extend through into community involvement despite her demanding role. She has been recognized by both her colleagues and the wider community for her voluntary work.

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Vuma Phiri

My name is Vuma and I am currently in my third year of my law degree, and I have a degree in international relations. These past four years of study have been enriching and have grown my character in ways I could not have predicted and I am grateful for the opportunity. I am a child of the Most High and I love being able to love people daily, the way Christ loves me.

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