Zione is a lawyer and a community advocate with a passion to make a difference in the society.
Zione worked as a lawyer for about fifteen years, mainly in the areas of family law, child protection and family violence law. She has also has extensive experience as a law reform and policy lawyer, having sat on the key state government reference and advisory committees during periods of significant family violence reforms in Victoria.
Zione Walker Ntenda, lawyer and community advocate
Zione is also a trained educator with extensive program design and delivery experience and with her experience in advocacy, she worked for Victoria Police, as their human rights manager, developing their first human rights, equity and diversity policy and other policies and resources to enhance police and community interactions. Zione’s work contributed significantly to cultural change process at Victoria Police. She used her education and facilitation background to develop the first ever train the trainer human rights package by police for police.
After Victoria Police, Zione decided to run her own program design and facilitation firm, designing and delivering culture change programs based on empathy and inclusion for communities and organisations. More recently Zione returned to public service working with Victorian Department of Premier
Zione is also co-founder of Incubate foundation, an organisation that seeks to educate and empower young people to reach their fullest potential, both on personal and professional levels. Zione is also often solicited by media organisations to speak as a women of colour and community advocate.