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Christina Ryan

Class Year: 2017

Scholarship: Social Change Fellowship

State: ACT

Position: Currently starting up the Disability Leadership Institute and establishing Australia’s first National Register of Disability Leaders.

Focus Area

Positive social change

Christina Ryan

Class Year: 2017

Scholarship: Social Change Fellowship

State: ACT

Position: Currently starting up the Disability Leadership Institute and establishing Australia’s first National Register of Disability Leaders.

Focus Area

Positive social change

Scholarship Project

Where are the leaders with disabilities, what helped them get there and what works to grow and sustain leaders with disabilities?

Its time people with disabilities were represented at all levels of the community including in leadership and decision making. We need to understand how to make that happen so it becomes real.  

Biography

Christina Ryan founded the Disability Leadership Institute in 2016 creating a professional hub for leaders with disabilities.

 

Christina has been an NGO executive manager and sat on many boards over two decades.

 

Representing Women with Disabilities Australia she pioneered the use of mainstream forums by women with disabilities at the United Nations. She now mentors and teaches effective use of the UN for rights activists globally.

 

Christina was on the NGO delegation to the UN CEDAW Committee in 2010 and a member of the official Australian Delegation to the UN Commission on the Status of Women 55.

Skills & Expertise

  • Human Rights
  • Disability Leadership
  • NGO governance and management
  • Mentoring / coaching
  • Innovation and design thinking

The best advice I ever gave was to stop apologising!


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