Meet our 2024-25 Board Trainees

As we come to the end of the financial year, we say goodbye to our 2023-24 Board Trainees, Brea Dorsett and Imogen Senior. We would like to thank you both for your contribution, time and dedication to the YWCA Board, and wish you all the best with your board director careers. 

We would also like to introduce our two newest board trainees, Zodie and Linda, commencing in July. Meet them below!

Linda Le

Linda is a passionate feminist focused on advancing gender equality and creating a future where all women, young women and girls are safe and respected, with equal access to power, opportunity and resources.

She has a breadth of experience across law, startups, not-for-profits and marketing. She has previously worked with not-for-profit organisations to maximise their social impact including as the Chair of Youthlaw, the President of the Global Consulting Group, and Vice President of a social enterprise focused on empowering women. 

Outside of this, she has also contributed to a number of youth advisory committees, including for Unilever’s Dove and the US Embassy. Most relevantly, she was also YWCA delegate to the sixty-fifth session of the Commission on the Status of Women in 2021!

Zodie Bolic

Zodie is a passionate youth advocate with experiences across the public, private and the not-for-profit sectors. A recent Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance) graduate from the Victorian College of the Arts, Zodie combines artistic expertise with an understanding of public policy as an early career public servant. She is currently pursuing a Diploma of Governance at the Institute of Community Directors Australia, supported by the Victorian Government’s Office for Women’s Board Leadership program, and a Graduate Certificate in Public Administration at the University of Canberra. 

Zodie has a proven track record in leadership and governance, having served two terms on the board of the University of Melbourne Student Union. Currently, Zodie sits on the Youth Affairs Board Subcommittee of the Y Victoria and volunteers for several youth led not-for-profits. In 2023, Zodie chaired the Victorian Government’s flagship youth advisory body, the Victorian Youth Congress, whilst working as a young co-designer and peer facilitator at the Youth Affairs Council of Victoria.

In addition to her professional endeavours, Zodie is an independent contemporary dance artist. She recently presented an original work, ‘COOKING WITH GAS,’ at Buxton Contemporary, supported by the University of Melbourne’s flagship program for global sustainability, the Wattle Fellowship. Her artistic practice complements her advocacy work, reflecting her multifaceted approach to driving positive change in the community.

YWCA Australia wishes to acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the lands on which we work, live and play and pay our respects to Elders past and present. We recognise First Nations people as the custodians of the lands, seas and skies, with more than 60,000 years of wisdom, connection and relationship in caring for Country.

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