Faiza El-Higzi is a recognised social advocate for her work as a social change expert. While her current focus is gender and social inclusion, her professional experience includes strategic economic and social policy at both state and Federal government levels in Australia. She is an adviser on gender and culture diversity and sits on a number of Australian government committees and not-for profit organisation boards to build institutional capacity. She has extensive experience in international development policy and practice having worked in refugee resettlement. Internationally Faiza has worked with community organisations and academia to raise awareness and build capacity. She holds a number of post graduate qualifications.