June 12, 2016

Wesa is Director of Cultural Intelligence, a specialist consulting firm to help organisations understand the power of cultural diversity. We combine academic understanding with real world experience to deliver solutions for businesses and individuals.  She is co-founder of Poliversity, a partisan independent body that promotes culturally diverse leadership, representation and recognition.

She is also a regular commentator on television and radio and has published a range of articles and opinion pieces on international education, cultural diversity and the Asian Century.

Wesa was a delegate at the Australia China High Level Dialogue in 2017 and delegate of Australia China Youth Dialogue in 2012 and has been accepted as a delegate to the Australia India Youth Dialogue in 2018. Additionally she serves on the Board of Carers Victoria, Glenuc (Holmesglen Foundation) and is a member of the Ministerial Council on Women’s Equality. She was previously a director of InTouch – Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence, Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria and 3ZZZ Melbourne Ethnic Community Radio and a member of the Ministerial Overseas Students Experience Taskforce.

She has experience working with people from diverse backgrounds and specialises in Asian cultures. Some of her previous professional roles include, senior manager, project officer and management consultant in industries ranging from healthcare, IT, aged care, disability and international education. In 2016 she was awarded the inaugural Swinburne-Scanlon Intercultural Fellowship.

Wesa was an ALP candidate in the 2013 Australian Federal Election in the seat of Higgins.  She was named 2010 Young Victorian of the Year, inductee to the Victorian Honour Roll of Women 2012.  In 2016 joined the inaugural Pathways to Politics program for women at the University of Melbourne.

She is a PhD candidate exploring young leaders in activism and politics, holds Masters in Business Management; Graduate Diploma of Law; Bachelor of Engineering and Commerce (specialising in software engineering and marketing), and is a qualified teacher.