28 March 2016
Zoe began working as Indigenous Employment Coordinator in February this year, as part of Wunan’s exciting new employment brokerage partnership with Wesfarmers.
Of Noongar heritage, Zoe is part of the Bardalong people from the Northam area of Western Australia. She was born in Geraldton, the second eldest of five children, and grew up on a farm near Mullewa on Yamitiji/Wadjarri country. When she was twelve years old, her father moved the family to Mount Magnet, where he worked in the mines.
Before coming to Wunan, Zoe had extensive experience in coordinating employment programs, including the delivery of the Remote Jobs and Communities Program for Mission Australia and Salvation Army Employment Plus in remote WA.
Zoe says the best thing about her job with Wunan is meeting new people and being able to provide them with assistance into meaningful employment.
“It’s great being able to support people into real jobs, because a job has such a big flow-on effect on their lives and the lives of their families,” says Zoe.
“Wunan has a strong leadership team and a welcoming environment and I feel well supported in my role. I’m enjoying being able to bring my ideas to the table in such a positive environment.”
In the future, Zoe hopes to continue supporting people to make positive changes in their lives. She would also like to complete her degree in Business Management & Human Resources. Oh, and she wouldn’t mind winning lotto, too.