Ifrin Fittock (She/Her), Indonesia
Ifrin became the CEO of SisterWorks in 2021. As the organisation’s fourth employee, she has held several, inaugural leadership positions, including Head of Social Enterprise, Chief Operating Officer and Deputy CEO.
Originally from Indonesia, Ifrin is the eldest daughter in a Chinese family, making her well placed, with her own lived experiences, to understand the challenges migrant women face, in addition to the more severe circumstances experienced by refugees and asylum seekers. Her passion for empowering these women to build new lives and livelihoods is unsurpassable and underpins her leadership style.
“SisterWorks for me is not a job, it is a family. I learnt a lot from our sisters, staff, and volunteers and drew strength and inspiration from them. They taught me that making differences is not a mission, it is the way of life.”
Ifrin was introduced to SisterWorks during a sabbatical from a 23 year career in management consulting, whilst she cared for her three daughters. She started her journey as a volunteer and quickly realised that the organisation’s mission resonated deeply with her.
Since those early volunteer days, Ifrin has never looked back. Her leadership over the years has helped grow SisterWorks from a small grassroots charity into the respected social enterprise it is today. In 2023, SisterWorks will celebrate its 10th anniversary, and Ifrin is well placed to shepherd the organisation into its second decade.