Farida Malek

Farida Sharifi

Farida Malek

Community Engagement Manager, CultureVerse

Farida is driven by a lifelong passion for working with people from different backgrounds. As our Community Engagement Coordinator, she plays a key role on the CultureVerse team in ensuring campaigns and communications represent and include our multicultural communities.

Working closely with community leaders and organisations, she supports efforts to engage and empower communities through events, research and communications activities. 

Farida is a firm advocate for people belonging to marginalised and disadvantaged communities. She harnesses her experience to analyse and determine the immediate needs of particular groups and effectively address them to create long-term change. 

She came to Think HQ after working as an administrative support officer at the Centre for Multicultural Youth and a volunteer paralegal at Refugee Legal. Her detail-oriented desire to impact change makes her a natural fit to support our work and help bring to life our vision of putting multicultural communications at the forefront of business practice.

Farida was president and member of the Noor Foundation Inc. Australia, where she facilitated projects to support and bring together newly arrived refugees and asylum seekers in Victoria. She sits on the board with Same Skies in Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia and Switzerland, and is a member of the committee of management at the Afghan Australian Development Organisation. 

Farida has completed a bachelor of Arts/Global studies at Australian Catholic University.

Articles written by Farida Malek

Text against a purple background that reads, "2 years on: Reflections on the fall of Kabul"

2 years on: Reflections on the fall of Kabul

Australia’s growing Afghan community is invaluable to the fabric of our society. Today we think of our Afghan friends, colleagues and family members as we observe two years since Afghanistan's capital city of Kabul was captured by the Taliban. Here, some of our team share their thoughts, reflections and hopes for the future.

Reflections on International Women's Day

On International Women's Day, we invited the Think HQ team to share their reflections on what the occasion means to them and the communities we serve.


Farida Malek, Senior Community Engagement Coordinator

As we celebrate International Women’s day, we promote and empower women as the fundamental builders of a society.