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ACFID National Conference 2023
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Zahra Al Hilaly

Co-CEO - Oaktree


Professional Bio

Zahra is the CEO of Oaktree Australia, the nation's largest youth-led organisation, working to empower young leaders in the Asia and the Pacific region. Zahra is also the Chairperson of the WA Government Youth Council representing 600,000 young people in policymaking. She is a Duke University- Faith for Our Planet Fellow working on the intersection of Islam and climate justice strategies. Zahra work in gender equality has extended globally where she is currently part of the UN Women 30 for 2030 cohort, and has previously sat on the board group representing global youth at the Generational Equality Youth Forum, where 40 billion dollars for gender equality was pledged.  Zahra's work has been published by Vogue, Gucci, and Al Jazeera for being a visionary in peace and security. Zahra is also board director for Missing Perspectives and the Australian Youth Climate Coalition. In 2021 she was named the 2022 Western Australian Young Person of the Year and in 2023 the Australian Women in Excellence Recipient.

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