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Former President, International Women's Development Agency (IWDA)
Coleen Clare has worked with IWDA for over 10 years as President, Vice President, on Programs and as Acting Executive Director: currently she is providing support to IWDA on a range of program developments.
background in development includes work in New Zealand, Australia, Western Samoa, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, India, Maldives and Sri Lanka focusing on programs that empower girls and women in education, child welfare and economic empowerment.
has had a long career as a teacher, psychologist, trainer, state and commonwealth public servant (focusing on work-life balance and stopping violence against women) and as the CEO of the Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare
is a Churchill Scholar and has received awards for her
work with girls and women in Australia and overseas.
is committed to working with diversity and is inspired by her
work with Indigenous women and with partners from IWDA's
Asia Pacific programs.
spare time is largely devoted to a large family and she
recently celebrated the arrival of identical twin great-grand-daughters.