Founder, DAWN, Fairfield City Councillor
Leadership, Community Service and Engagement, Cultural Diversity, Diversity and Inclusion, Media and Communications
Travels from Sydney, NSW
Named one of AFR-Westpac's Top 100 Influential Women in Australia in 2014, Dai has over two decades of storytelling skills and change making experience.
Dai's mission is to help build an inclusive society where mainstreams institutions and organisations truly reflect the diverse society we live in. Dai was a former award-winning journalist, film-maker and broadcaster with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).
She founded DAWN, a social enterprise that connects emerging leaders from culturally diverse backgrounds with senior and executive leaders from mainstream institutions through its online community, face-to-face events, and workshops in partnerships with corporate Australia and mainstream institutions. DAWN’s mission is to develop and build leadership capability for the next generations of leaders from culturally diverse backgrounds to influence and lead Australia.
Dai was born in Saigon, Vietnam and spent years in refugee camps in South East Asia before being accepted for resettlement in Australia, arriving with her mother and two younger sisters in December 1979. She is also a breast cancer survivor.