Education

  • Grad. Cert. Social Impact University of Western Australia Business School WA (2011)

  • Certificate 1V Training and Assessment TAA40104 Perth WA (2008)

  • Grad. Certificate. Training and Development: 'Instructional Design' unit Curtin University Perth WA (2008)

  • Grad. Certificate. Management (Business) Edith Cowan Perth University WA (2005)

  • Bachelor of Arts Murdoch University WA Double Major: Women's Studies and Sociology (1998)

  • 3 Independent Book Launches: 2013-2021

  • Book 3: Perth WA Museum Boola Bardip 15 August 2021 at Perth Museum WA RSVP at viti@bearfruit.com.au or Mob: +61 428 174 546 

  • Book 2:Launched at Manukau City Council - Southern Initiative - Manukau City Auckland NZ (2016) 

  • Book 1: Launched at International Womens Day Event in Karratha North West WA March (2013)

 Professional Development

  • Cranlana Programme, Wisdom in Leadership Perth, WA (2010)

  • Leadership WA Signature Program - Awarded Regional Scholarship - 10-month Leadership Signature Program (2009)

  • Honorary Research Associate, the University of WA Centre for Women and Business (2003-2006)

International Activities:

  • Australian International Volunteers - International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) Suva Fiji - Resource mobilisation and social enterprise advisor February-August (2019)

  •  Australian Business Volunteers - Hanoi City Vietnam Social Enterprise Advisor and training March-June (2017)

  •  Nepal (Hands with Hands) Microcredit projects Chitwan rural villages and Annapurna Children's Home in Pokhara (2011-2016) Book 1 & 2: Community development and community members initiating change

  •  Small-group tour - 'Textiles of Gujurat' in India covering a range of textiles, historical family businesses and distribution channels necessary for products created by women in rural villages and sold in urban settings (2011)

  •  Presenting at International Indigenous Research Conference November 2016, Tamaki Makaurau, Auckland NZ, Theme - Prosperous Indigenous Economies (2016)

  •  Maori Health Symposium Auckland, Economic empowerment of Microfinance (2016)

  • Presented at the 7th Biennial International Indigenous Research Conference 15-18 November (2016) at Auckland University - Prosperous Indigenous Economies

    • Dept. of Social Development New Zealand Staff in 2016, Wellington NZ

  • Current LWA Community Project 

  • An"...opportunity to make an impactful difference in solving some of WA's most urgent social issues." Sourced 01 June 2021 workshop material associated with @ Lottery Lotterywest @ Leadership WA @ Uniting WA @ Anglicare, For community By community, The Design Lab.