- Human Resources Consultant, Educator and Human Rights Advocate
- Alternative Names
Varvara Ioannou arrived in Melbourne in 1972 and has been instrumental in the evolution of multicultural policy in Victoria. Committed to social justice and human rights for migrant women refugees and other disadvantage groups, Varvara has worked hard towards changing the policy of assimilation (which governed relationships with and between culturally and linguistically diverse groups until the 1970s) to one of inclusiveness. Her work in industry and the community is based upon encouraging and celebrating diversity. Most recently, she has worked as the 'Get a Balanced Life' Program Manager at Australia Post in Victoria. In terms of her community work, her most recent achievement is the establishment of a Greek women's network called 'Food for Thought'.