Dai Le short Bio
Dai lives and breathes diversity and inclusion. Her mission is to help build an inclusive society where mainstreams institutions and organizations genuinely reflect the diverse community we live in. Born in Saigon, Vietnam, Dai 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.
Dai speaks, consults, and help organisations understand the economic and social benefits of leveraging diversity and inclusion as part of their business development, market innovation and corporate responsibility. She founded DAWN, a platform that gives voice to diverse and inclusive talent who are shaping today’s society. DAWN walks the talk with its diverse team contributing to content, network, and thought-leadership discussion with a greater depth and genuine lens on inclusion and diversity.
A former award-winning journalist, film-maker and broadcaster with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), Dai was named one of AFR-Westpac’s Top 100 Influential Women in Australia in 2014. With over 20 years of change making experience, Dai is a strong believer in the use of storytelling to inspire, educate and inform.
Dai currently serves as an Advisory Board Member to Multicultural NSW, a Government statutory body; a former Ambassador for Fairfield Relay for Life and NSW Cancer Council Greater Western Sydney. Dai is also a breast cancer survivor.
ACCF (Australian Chinese Charity Foundation) Women’s Conference 2019
AGNSW International Women’s Day event 2018
Queensland Public Sector Speakers Series 2019
Brisbane CEDA Event 2018
Orange TedX 2015
Various corporate speaking engagements