A national voice for immigrant and refugee women’s wellbeing in Australia

Penny Underwood

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Board member

Penny Underwood

Penny Underwood is the founder of MediaWise, and specialises in strategic communication. She holds qualifications in Public Relations, Journalism and Arts and began her working life in the UK as a journalist and researcher for regional, national and international print and broadcast media, including the BBC and Channel 4. Over the past 20 years, Penny has represented the Victorian and Federal Government, social justice NGOs, professional associations, organisations working in education, cultural diversity and health sectors. As a migrant woman herself, Penny understands what it is like to be a new arrival, and is committed to advocacy for women and their health and other human rights.