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Morgan Cataldo

'If you deny people a voice, their own voice, there is no way you will ever know who they were.' – Alice Walker

Morgan Cataldo

Community Advocate and Writer

About Me

Morgan works to utilise her life experiences to advocate for policy development within the not-for-profit, NGO and Government sectors, and works alongside others in sharing their own stories of growth and resilience. She believes wholeheartedly in supporting people to share their stories as a form of leadership development and as a tool for systems co-design with a particular focus on lived-experience.

Morgan currently works as the Community Manager at Peer Academy, and previous to this as the Policy & Strategic Projects Officer at Melbourne City Mission.

Morgan currently sits as the Victorian representative on the national Young Women’s Advisory Group (YWAG) for the Equality Rights Alliance, advocating for young women’s voices in policy and sector development both in Australia and internationally.

In 2014, she was selected as 1 of 24 young women in the country to represent Plan International Australia at the inaugural ‘Girls’ Leadership Summit’ in Canberra as part of the global campaign ‘Because I am a Girl’.

In 2015, she was a state finalist in the Victorian Young Achiever Awards, in the category of Community Service & Volunteering, and sat as co-chair on the Board of Governance for the Youth Affairs Council of Victoria (YACVic).

In 2016, she was selected by the Queen’s Young Leaders Awards programme as 1 of 5 highly commended runners up for Australia, and has also recently been selected as a YLab Associate with The Foundation for Young Australians (FYA).

Morgan is passionate about social justice, women’s rights, and youth advocacy.

Qualifications

Associate Degree Applied Social Science
Diploma Business Management
Certificate IV Applied Project Management
Certificate IV Telephone Crisis Counselling
Certificate IV Frontline Management

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