Meet Our Founder
Diversity & Inclusion Strategist |Best Selling Author |Award Winning Social Justice Advocate
Fadzi Whande is a Global Diversity and Inclusion Strategist and has extensive experience in community development and social justice as a speaker, trainer, consultant, facilitator, and activist. Her background ranges from launching telecommunication networks to addressing financial literacy, unemployment, social disadvantage, poverty, and gender inequality. Fadzi has worked with Government, Business and Not for Profit sectors in Africa, United Kingdom, USA and Australia.
A champion for encouraging dialogue as a means of embracing multiple perspectives, Fadzi is a skilled facilitator in the areas of unconscious bias, gender inequality and racial socialisation and identity. In 2015, Fadzi was part of the Australian National Committee for UN Women’s delegation to the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) held at the United Nations, New York. Later that year together with internationally renowned racial equity expert Glenn Singleton, they implemented the award winning Courageous Conversations about Race© suite of training programs with key leaders from law enforcement agencies and Government departments in Western Australia. As Founder and Director of Whande Group, her work primarily focuses on capacity building and leadership development that addresses systemic and institutionalised barriers held towards historically underrepresented groups.
Fadzi is a sought after dynamic and engaging speaker both locally and internationally. As a passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion, she also volunteers as the National Human Rights Program Manager for the United Nations Association of Australia and sits on the Board of Directors for the Museum of Freedom and Tolerance, Diversity Committees for White Ribbon and the Australian Computer Society, Western Australian Police Multicultural Women’s Advisory Group and is an Ambassador for the philanthropic 100 Women.Over the course of her career she has been the recipient of various awards and accolades including: 2018 Western Australian of the Year finalist
2018 Australia Day Ambassador
2016 recipient of the International Racial Equity Leadership Award in the USA
2016 Australian Human Rights, ‘Racism it Stops With Me’ Award finalist
2014 National Community Ambassador Award
2013 People of Australia Ambassador
Fadzi is an alumna of the 2017 HIVE Global Leadership Program and the 2017 Leadership WA Signature Program, where she was voted valedictorian. She received an Executive Master in Business Administration and Graduate Certificate in Social Impact from The University of Western Australia.