Zahra Haydarbig
Zahra Haydarbig

Employment Support Coordinator

Zahra Haydarbig (She/Her), Afghanistan

Zahra comes from an Afghanistani-Australian diverse background calling Australia, Victoria home since 2008. Her professional backgrounds for the last ten years are in Social Services, Community Development and in Community Advocacy, while also completing studies in Social Services at La Trobe University. She is on the Multicultural Advisory of Victoria Police and a Representative of the Regional Advisory Council (RAC) at Victorian Multicultural Commission.

With her strong Community Advocacy she became the first Muslim-Hijab Woman Independent Candidate across Australia to run for 2020 local Government Election. She’s a proud daughter of a Former Refugee and a strong mother of 2 children born in Victoria.

Currently, Zahra works as the Employment Support Coordinator at Sisterworks empowering many diverse women across Greater Dandenong and City of Casey.

"SisterWorks is more than a workplace for me as a local diverse woman - it is an empowering station and an inclusive community for me and for many local diverse women. I enjoy working alongside the strong, capable and passionate team where I am glad to see how the ongoing support enables many local diverse women's social participation and their employment opportunities across South East of Melbourne. 

SisterWorks is an inclusive socialising place without fear of judgement from the team and for the local new arrival and diverse sisters/applicants whom I can see a milestone life change and independency as soon as they step into SisterWorks door. Also it is so wonderful to see them securing local jobs, contributing back to the local wider community where they get the sense of belonging. "