President - Dr Lubna Alam
Lubna is an Associate Professor of Information Systems with nearly two decades of teaching and research experience. Lubna has also taught at University of Canberra and North-South University in Bangladesh. She holds a PhD in Non-Profit Crowdsourcing, Master’s degree in and Bachelor’s in Information Technology. A recipient of Vice-Chancellor’s Excellence Award for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning, she has also received multiple industry and government grants and was a finalist for the prestigious WIC’s Wicked Women of the Year 2022! As a professional migrant herself, Lubna is passionate about gender equity and women’s independence.
Secretary - Mehniaz Aziz
Mehniaz moved to Australia from Bangladesh to pursue higher studies. She has been working in the federal government for more than 15 years and now as an ICT Procurement and Contract Specialist. She is passionate about workforce participation for CALD women. These women struggle to pursue a career due to their background and for the family and caring responsibilities they must undertake even after achieving Australian degrees due to their cultural and linguistic differences. Mehniaz’s strong focus is to help ALO achieve their objective in empowering CALD women.
Treasurer - Surabhi Mishra
Surabhi is an Account Director working for Ignite Limited, specialising in IT Recruitment. She is committed to reducing bias against Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) women in the ICT industry. She works to promote diversity and inclusivity in technology by advocating for the empowerment of women and raising awareness of the challenges faced by CALD women in this field. She strives to create a more equitable and inclusive future for women in ICT through mentorship programs, community outreach, and diversity and inclusion events