Brenda Gaddi (she/her) is a Filipina settler living, working, and playing on sovereign land of the Wallumattagal clan of the Darug nation. She is a first-generation migrant born and raised during the Martial Law era in the Philippines. She and her young family arrived in Australia in the late 90s to join her mum.

Brenda is an entrepreneur with a deep curiosity for discovering new opportunities that will take her out of her comfort zone. She is an avid trail runner and calls running a moving meditation.
She was part of the inaugural Changemakers Program. Changemakers is a campaign shining a spotlight on individuals using LinkedIn to drive genuine change in the world of work. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations. She is currently completing her Master of Public and Social Policy at Macquarie University.

Brenda has been building women-focused communities and championing women’s voices for over a decade. She established one of the first community platforms in Australia where content creators were fairly remunerated for their work and time. She got involved in the not-for-profit space in 2015. She is passionate about racial, economic & social justice, gender equity, and intersectionality.

Starting Women of Colour Australia is Brenda’s most important and biggest initiative so far. She is equal parts excited and terrified. Creating change is not meant to be easy. Growth and comfort do not co-exist.

As we stand in solidarity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, the first and original matriarchs of this land, we humbly ask for your help in creating a fairer and more equitable for all Women of Colour
Let’s get things done.