Margherita Coppolino, “From Shame to Proud!”

Margherita Coppolino 

Opening Plenary: Speaker Eight of Ten

Health In Difference 2018, 11 April 2018

Powerpoint presentation, “From Shame to Proud!”

Margherita Coppolino is an Inclusion consultant. With an outstanding network of contacts in government, business and social justice organisations, Margherita has a proven ability to inspire and influence a wide range of stakeholders on inclusion issues. Margherita has undertaken the Australian Institute of Company Directors training and has sat on several boards in Executive and non-executive positions. She was elected as NEDS President in 2017. Previously, she held the position of Cair on Arts Access Victoria and AFDO Boards. Non-executive positions on Spectrum Migrant Resources Centre and Action on Disability Within Ethnic Communities, Women With Disabilites Australia and Short Statured People of Australia. Margherita is first generation Australian, born to Sicilian mother who migrated in 1959. She was born with a Short Statured condition and is a proud feminist and lesbian. In her spare time you will find Margherita either taking photos, volunteering, playing Boccia, working out in the gym, travelling with wine and whisky tasting and chilling with friends.