Margherita Coppolino is an Inclusion consultant. With an outstanding network of contacts in government, business and social justice organisations, Margherita has a proven ability to inspire and influence a wide range of stakeholders on inclusion issues. She has strong commercial acumen and ability to frame inclusion issues in a commercial context. Margherita is a tertiary-qualified and industry accredited Trainer and Mediator. 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 the National Ethnic Disability Alliance (NEDA) President in 2017. Her previous positions include Chair of Arts Access Victoria and Australia Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO) boards, and 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 the 1959. She was born with a Short Statured condition and is a proud feminist and lesbian.
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.
Margherita will be joining the session “Working with people with disabilities” on Wednesday 20 February from 1.15pm – 2.45pm.