Women leading and influencing

Fozia and Sonia

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Fozia Muktar

Master of Strategic Public Relations
The University of Sydney, NSW

Fozia has worked as a communication specialist at Vodafone Fiji for the last eight years, as well as volunteering with the Vodafone ATH Fiji Foundation to implement various initiatives to drive social change. She believes that increasing opportunities for women’s leadership is not only vital to creating an inclusive workforce, but can also help to remove structural barriers preventing inclusive communities and nations.

The opportunity to learn from key aspects of the program, including mentoring, leadership training and professional development opportunities led Fozia to apply to join the Women’s Leadership Initiative. She intends to share the knowledge and opportunities acquired on the program with others in Fiji, strengthening networks of women in communication and leadership.

Sonia Zavesky

Media Trainer and Director, Zavesky Consulting, NSW

Sonia is an experienced media and crisis communication trainer, adviser and former Australian Broadcasting Corporation journalist. For more than a decade, Sonia has run her own strategic media training consultancy, Zavesky Consulting, which delivers training in Australia and internationally. She has also held senior communication roles at Greenpeace International – both in Australia and the Netherlands – and in 2015 supported Action-Aid’s Women-Led Protection Program responding to disaster in Vanuatu. 

Sonia is passionate about elevating women’s confidence in the workplace as well as women’s development in the Pacific region. She is also a mentor and presenter with GWNET, the Global Women’s Network for the Energy Transition.