Khadija Gbla is a very passionate and inspired young African Australian woman. She is an award winning inspirational speaker, facilitator and consultant. She has displayed great courage and determination in achieving her aspirations of giving women, youth and minority groups a voice at a local, state and international level. She is dedicated to her voluntary work and has utilised every opportunity to further her involvement in the community. Khadija wishes to inspire others to accept the differences in our multicultural society and with that make a difference in our society. Khadija utilises her powerful and inspired voice to advocate equality and acceptance within her community. She has become an optimistic and passionate representative of the African community.
Khadija is the Director of Khadija Gbla Cultural consultancy, which offers cultural awareness training and facilitation to government agencies, non for profit organizations and individuals; advocacy and mentoring to culturally and linguistically diverse communities and khadija is also available as a motivation/inspirational speaker.
She is the Executive Director of not for profit organisation No FGM Australia which works to protectAustralian girls from FGM and to support survivors of FGM. She is an Ambassador for Our Watch, an organisation established to change attitudes of violence towards women and their children and Director of Reacher’s Philanthropy - Committed to Women's and Girl's Self Empowerment;
Khadija has been recognized through numerous awards for her vision and leadership, including 2016 women's Weekly and Qantas Women of the Future finalist, 2014 The Advertiser South Australia’s 50 most Influential Women, 2013 Madison Magazine Australia's top 100 inspiring Women, 2013 Amnesty International Human Rights Activists to watch out in 2013, 2011 State, Finalist Young Australian of the Year just to name a few.
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- Australia Awards for Africa Students and African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific Members enjoyed a lively presentation from Khadija Gbla at the inaugural welcome event for African Students to Adelaide, South Australia. Of her presentation, many students declared that they were inspired to succeed by her dynamic enthusiasm for education, culture and community in Adelaide.
The sponsors of the event were thrilled to have Khadija Gbla talk to the students and were equally inspired by her passionate approach to education and community development.
- Khadija Gbla truly is an inspirational speaker. Her high energy and passion is obvious from the moment she walks into a room, and when she starts talking it is captivating! Her troubled past has given her the strength and determination to make a mark in society and I wish her the best of luck for her future plans with Chocolate Magazine.
- I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed your presentation at the Volunteering SA&NT's International Women's Day Networking Event a couple of weeks ago. You are an inspiration to everyone, always speaking from the heart with such passion and enthusiasm. The audience is always captivated by what you have to say and I am sure you have encouraged many young people from all cultures to volunteer.
- What a passionate, dynamic and genuine speaker! Thank you for sharing your personal experiences and insights with us Khadija - you are a powerful and amazing young woman!
- Khadija spoke for a group of 25 young women at the SHE Leads Forum in March 2012. Khadija has a vibrant way of telling her life story and applying it to the context of the event. She talked about how she finds her strength to face challenges, with the voice of her Mum in her mind saying 'Khadija, you have dodged bullets, you can face life's other challenges'. This has inspired me to develop my own mantra when things get hard. She is also a strong advocate for community volunteerism and demonstrates how you get more out of it than you put in. I would recommend Khadija as a speaker to your event around women in leadership and community volunteerism.
YWCA of Adelaide
- Khadija was the guest of honour at our 2011 Annual Speech Day and Awards Ceremony and gave the Occasional Address. In an extremely confident manner she engaged the diverse audience who were captivated by her 'story', openness, warmth and genuine enthusiasm. She spoke of her life, the challenges, the opportunities and the willingness and belief in the need to assist others. Khadija was truly inspirational and is a remarkable person and outstanding role model for the global community. Our school is richer for knowing Khadija Gbla.
- Absolutely delightful speaker. Honest presentation but combined with humor. Khadija's personal story is one of great hardship but her ability to confront her problems and others and take action is truly inspiring.
Australian Public Service Commission
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