Lawyer | Facilitator & Program Designer
Zione is a global citizen having attended schools in England, Hong Kong, Nigeria, Russia, Japan and Australia. She started her career in intellectual property law and after a brief stint in documentary filmmaking, she reconfigured her experience in law and storytelling to work as a social justice lawyer, working for the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service, Victoria Legal Aid and Women’s Legal Service Victoria.
A lawyer for about fifteen years, she has worked mainly in the areas of family law, child protection and family violence law. Zione 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 is a trained educator with extensive program design and delivery experience.
With her experience in advocacy, Zione moved to work 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. As part of a significant 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.
Zione recently left the public service to run her own program design and facilitation firm designing and delivering culture change programs based on empathy and inclusion for communities and organisations.