Dixie Link-Gordon from Women's Legal Service in Lidcombe, NSW is a finalist in the 2019 HESTA Community Sector Awards.
Dixie Link-Gordon is recognised for demonstrating outstanding leadership in her role as the Senior Community Access Officer of the Indigenous Women’s Legal Program run by Women’s Legal Service NSW that provides free, confidential legal advice to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women.
Seeking to support and empower Aboriginal women in NSW, Dixie has developed The Streets Our Women No Violence project, the Breaking Silent Codes Across the Pacific Conference, and the Young Black Chicks Talking social media project. Dixie has also represented Australian Aboriginal women at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women as part of the Australian Women Against Violence Alliance delegation.
Throughout her career, Dixie has developed and implemented original and effective approaches to gain access to justice for Aboriginal women and children. Dixie plans to continue her support through activating networks of women throughout NSW to work together to eliminate violence against women and their children.