Mireille Kayeye hails from Burundi and has more than eight years’ experience using media and communications for social change. Mimi is currently working at the Jesuit Social Services where she implements the African Australian Inclusion Program (AAIP), a joint initiative with National Australia Bank (NAB) in Victoria and New South Wales. The AAIP provides supported work experience at NAB and is a pathway to ongoing employment in the Australian business sector.
Mimi is a board member of One Girl, an organisation that is providing access to quality education in Uganda and Sierra Leone. She is a steering committee member of the National Refugee Led Advocacy and Advisory Group (NRAAG) and a member of the Multicultural Advisory Committee of the City of Port Phillip.
Mimi holds a Master of Advanced Studies (International Development and Gender) from the Australian National University, where she researched the trafficking of African women for forced labour in Australia.
Mimi will be moderating the session entitled ' My transition to work: a refugee perspective' on Friday 14 February.