2016

SBS Radio appoints Dr Eman Sharobeem as Community Engagement Manager

Wednesday 27 April 2016

News Release

SBS Radio has appointed Dr Eman Sharobeem to the role of Community Engagement Manager, responsible for developing and implementing strategies to deepen engagement and grow relationships with communities and stakeholders.

Egyptian-born, Eman is an advocate for refugees, migrants and women’s rights and brings to the role a wealth of experience in international relations, community development and intercultural communication. 

Eman is a Member of the Settlement Services Advisory Council, Justice Multicultural Advisory Council, State Library CALD Advisory Board and an Advisory Board Member of Multicultural NSW.

In 2014, Eman was honoured as an Australia Day Ambassador and became a finalist for The Australian of The Year Award. In 2013, she was a finalist in the Premier’s Woman of the Year Award and was selected as one of 100 Most Influential Women in 2015 by the Australian Financial Review.

SBS Director of Audio and Language Content Mandi Wicks said: “SBS and Eman are passionate about inspiring social cohesion. Communities are at the heart of what we do and we are thrilled Eman will be joining SBS and bringing her wealth of knowledge and experience to the SBS Radio team.”

On her appointment Eman said: “SBS breaks down cultural barriers within society and promotes a sense of inclusion. I’m delighted to join the SBS Radio team and continue shaping and fostering relationships with diverse communities and stakeholders and, in doing so, celebrate our diversity, embrace our differences, and enjoy what it means to be Australian in today's world.”

Prior to joining SBS, Eman was CEO of the Immigrant Women's Health Service (IWHS) and held various posts with the United Nations. She is co-author of the ‘HIV AIDS Epidemic in the Arabic Community’ author of the ‘Fairfield Community, Harmony Book’ and has presented several papers nationally and internationally in the fields of women’s empowerment, forced and arranged marriage, female genital mutilation (FGM), domestic violence impact on migrant and refugee women, and Micro Enterprises as a form of women’s empowerment.