SYDNEY — Michelle Higelin has spent her career empowering women and advocating for equality within Australia and developing countries.
Out of university, she started working for a number of women’s rights organizations with a continuous career focus on social justice and development. Four years ago, she joined ActionAid Australia as deputy executive director. At the start of August, she officially became their new executive director after acting in the role for four months.
This week, Higelin spoke to Devex about the importance of career progression and her plans for a feminist leadership and strategy within the ActionAid.
Here is the interview, edited for length and clarity.