Minister For Citizenship & Multicultural Interests' Multicultural Advisory Group / Government of Western Australia
Maria Osman (M.ED GAICD) is a leader with over 40 years of experience in gender equity, diversity and inter-cultural communication as a senior government policy adviser, speaker, trainer and community activist. As the former executive director of Western Australia’s Office of Multicultural Interests and Office for Women’s Policy, she led the development and implementation of cutting edge strategies policies and programs. She has always combined her senior roles with grassroots advocacy with migrant and refugee women. In 2015, the Australian Government appointed Ms Osman as the official delegate to the 59th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women in New York. In 2007, she was awarded the Government of Western Australia’s Multicultural Community Service Award and in 2012 the National Living Legends Award, awarded to the 100 most influential African-Australians.
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Minister For Citizenship & Multicultural Interests' Multicultural Advisory Group