Margherita Coppolino

As an inclusion/intersectionality consultant, Margherita has developed an outstanding network of contacts in government, business and social justice organisations. She has a proven ability to inspire and influence a wide range of stakeholders on inclusion/intersectionality issues. She has strong commercial acumen and ability to frame inclusion issues in a commercial context. During her career, she also has honed and developed specialist skills in project management, mediation, facilitation, recruitment and case management.

Margherita has undertaken the Australia Institute of Company Directors training and has sat on several boards in executive and non-executive positions. She was elected as National Ethnic Disability Alliances (NEDA) President in 2017. Previously, she held the position of Chair on Arts Access Victoria and Australia Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO) Boards. Non-executive positions on Spectrum Migrants Resources Centre and Action on Disability Within Ethnic Communities, Women With Disabilities Australia and Short Statured People of Australia.

Margherita is first-generation Australian, born to a Sicilian mother who migrated in 1959. She was born with a short statured condition and is a proud feminist and lesbian.

Outside of her consultancy work, Margherita is also an avid photographer. In her spare time you will find Margherita either taking photos, volunteering, playing boccia, working out in the gym, travelling, wine and whisky tasting and chilling with friends.