Fairfield City Council
Cr Dai Le lives and breathes diversity and inclusion. Her mission is to help build an inclusive society where mainstream institutions and organisations genuinely reflect the diverse community we live in.
Born in Saigon, Vietnam, Cr Le spent many years in refugee camps in South East Asia before being accepted for resettlement in Australia. Her childhood experiences and growing up with a dual identity – being a Vietnamese in an Australian and western cultural surroundings, helped to shape her perception of life. It has also made her a passionate advocate for refugees and migrant communities.
She founded DAWN, a platform that advocates for increases in diversity in leadership representation across our mainstream institutions and she also founded the South West Entrepreneurial Hub (SWEH), a platform for business owners, start-ups and entrepreneurs living in Sydney’s South West, to meet, collaborate and share their experiences and leverage one another. She’s a strong advocate for mentoring the next generation of young, emerging leaders to step into politics and business.
Cr Le serves as an Advisory Board Member to Multicultural NSW, a Government statutory body; an Ambassador for Fairfield Relay for Life and NSW Cancer Council Greater Western Sydney. She is also a councillor on Fairfield City Council, one of the most culturally diverse councils in Australia.
A former award-winning journalist, film-maker and broadcaster with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), Cr Le was named one of AFR-Westpac's Top 100 Influential Women in Australia in 2014. With more than 20 years of change-making experience, Cr Le is a strong believer in the use of storytelling to inspire, educate and inform.
Cr Le is also a breast cancer survivor.
She was elected to the Board of LGNSW in October 2019.
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