Wesa Chau, Co-Founder

Wesa Chau, Co-Founder

Wesa is Director of Cultural Intelligence, a specialist consulting firm with cultural diversity experts from a range of professions. We combine academic understanding with real world experience to deliver solutions for businesses and individuals.  She is also a regular commentator on television and radio and has published a range of articles and opinion pieces on international education, cultural diversity and the Asian Century. She has received the following awards and honours:

  • Victorian International Education Award 2016
  • Finalist Agenda Setter of the year – Women’s Agenda Leadership Awards 2016
  • Australian Leadership Award 2013
  • Inductee to Victorian Honour Roll of Women 2012
  • Rising Star Award for Young Alumni (University of Melbourne) 2012
  • Young Victorian of the Year 2010
  • Australia Day Ambassador and Responsible Gambling Ambassador
  • Finalist Premier’s Community Volunteering Leadership Award (Metropolitan) 2010
  • Volunteers Award 2006
  • Award for Excellence in Multicultural Affairs 2006
  • Melbourne Award (Youth) 2005
  • Delegate to Australia-China Youth Dialogue
  • Scholarship to Global Leadership Program in Boston 2011

Wesa is a director for Carers Victoria and formally InTouch – Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence, Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria and 3ZZZ Melbourne Ethnic Community Radio. She was also a member of the Ministerial Overseas Students Experience Taskforce.

She has more than a decade of experience working with people from diverse backgrounds and specialises in Asian cultures. Some of her previous professional roles include, senior manager, project officer and management consultant in industries ranging from healthcare, IT, aged care, disability and international education.

Wesa contested in the 2013 Australian Federal Election an ALP candidate for the seat of Higgins.

She is a PhD candidate in leadership, holds Masters in Business Management; Graduate Diploma of Law; Bachelor of Engineering and Commerce (specialising in software engineering and marketing), and is a qualified teacher.

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