About us

Our Story

DAWN is a professional and social network that promotes an inclusive Australia through culturally diverse leadership across the public and private sectors.

Our mission is to unlock the talent from within organisations to help Australian businesses and government prosper. In an increasingly globalised and interconnected world – businesses now more than ever need cultural capability, increased innovation and market insight that talented staff from Asian backgrounds can offer. It’s time to utilise our untapped human and cultural capital.

The time for change is now.

Meet our Team

Founder

Named one of AFR’s Top 100 Influential Women in Australia, Dai has two decades of storytelling skills and experience working within mainstream institutions. Dai was born in Saigon, Vietnam and spent years in refugee camps in South East Asia before being accepted for resettlement in Australia, arriving with her mother and two younger sisters in December 1979.

As a former award-winning journalist, film-maker and broadcaster with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), Dai has a unique understanding of the challenges that people of culturally diverse backgrounds face in progressing their leadership positions in public and private organisations.

Dai currently serves on the Board of Multicultural NSW; on the Advisory Board of the Australian Vietnam Youth Leadership Dialogue (AVYLD) and AIESEC Australia, a global platform developing young people leadership potential.

Making Ideas Happen

Margaret is a passionate program delivery specialist with a proven track record in bringing to life large scale and critical projects/events in ambiguous operating environments with corporates and social enterprises both locally and internationally. With a strong bias towards action Margaret has a reputation of someone who gets things done.

Margaret has worked both in Australia with her most recent stint at Macquarie Bank and overseas in Events and Logistics. Currently Margaret is a senior member of the Haymarket HQ team. Haymarket HQ is Australia’s first dedicated co-working space with a strategic focus on Asia. A not-for-profit dedicated to showcasing and harnessing Asian-Australian talent, innovation and leadership.

Mr Do It

Mr just do it, a passionate, committed & slightly obsessive individual, who was an early influencer on DAWN. He has rejoined DAWN as a platform to expand “Inclusion” and re-invision the future direction for DAWN in a new era.

As an entrepreneur who runs a boutique Creative Digital Agency Sii Studio Pty. Ltd., with clients like the Westpac group, Rams, St. George, Thredbo, etc, He brings a wealth of Strategic experience from Branding, Marketing, and Executions. Re-focusing DAWN’s effort to provide a platform for diverse voices to be heard.

As a Chief Strategist, the important roles of finding new audience to DAWN’s Platform will be the key. Taking from his commercial experience to enable to switch from targeting converted to un- converted audience.

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