Inclusion & Diversity, women empowerment, motivational speaker, leadership coach & mentor
Alma Besserdin combines her extensive leadership and culture change experience enabling organisations to apply cultural and communications wisdom to create an inclusive, diverse and engaging workplace that better positions them in today's global market. She is a Leadership and Career Coach, Mentor, Facilitator and Speaker. She is passionate and well known for her advocacy for women, gender equality and inclusion. Being a woman immigrant who had to deal with the challenges of immigration herself, inspired Alma to establish Wimmigrants, an organisation that specialises in inclusive leadership, diversity and gender equality as well as being a leading Coaching and Mentoring platform for women. She is a recognised leader in the development & empowerment of women with diverse backgrounds, helping them achieve their professional careers, building confidence, integrating into society and becoming leaders in their workplaces and communities.
With a career spanning business transformation, leadership development, culture change and human resources, Alma is a sought-after advisor, facilitator and speaker on inclusion, diversity, unconscious bias, inclusive leadership and culture change across a wide range of industries nationally and globally. These include telecommunications, financial services, retail, utilities, real estate, manufacturing, transport and logistics; State and Federal Governments, Local Councils, Regulatory and Not-for-Profit, to name a few.
Alma holds a Postgraduate Diploma in HRM & IR, a Bachelor of Law Degree and is an NLP Coach. She is an AHRI Fellow and Victorian Councilor, a former Board Director at the African-Australian Multicultural Employment and Youth Services (AAMEYS) and a former Board Director at Crohn's & Colitis Australia. She is admitted to Forbes Coaches Council.
Alma is a Mentor at Leadership Victoria and an Industry Mentor at the RMIT Applied Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program. She was a host at "The Global Workplace" Radio Show on Voice of America, where Alma interviewed leaders worldwide on topics discussing the best global practices in gender equality, inclusion and diversity.
Alma has been awarded a Scholarship for the Board Leadership Program for Women at Leadership Victoria and is proud to be an Australia Day Ambassador. She was a Nominee for the Telstra Women's Business Awards 2016 and 2019 and was nominated for the Kingston Council Woman of the Year 2019.
Wimmigrants is a consulting provider at the Australian Gender Equality Council and CareerMoneyLife Platform.