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Our Staff

Abbey Kendall Director of the Working Women's Centre SA

Abbey Kendall



Abbey holds a Bachelor of Law and a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice.  Abbey also holds governance qualifications from the Governance Institute of Australia.


Emma Johnson

Industrial Officer


Emma graduated from the University of New England with a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Law in 2012. Emma was admitted as a solicitor to the Supreme Court of NSW in 2013.


Kylie Porter

Industrial Officer


Kylie has a Bachelor of Laws with Honours and a Bachelor of Arts from Adelaide University, as well as a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice. She was admitted as Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of SA in Februa


Nikki Candy

Industrial Officer


Nikki has 15 years of experience working in the employment law arena and representing disadvantaged workers and union members.


Maddie Sarre

Senior Advocacy Officer


Maddie has recently finished a Bachelor of Laws, a Bachelor of Arts and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice.


Sarah Devenport

Client Services Officer


Sarah is a long-serving staff member of the WWC and has extensive insight into the issues that workers face and a wide referral knowledge of other relevant organisations.


Cassandra Deon-Wierda

Training Officer


Cassandra holds a Master of Education in Popular Education and Social Change from the University of Technology, Sydney and a Bachelor of Art in Art History and English.


Shaylee Leach

Communication Officer


Shay has a Bachelor of Media & a Bachelor of Arts, Majoring in Gender Studies and Social Analysis at the University of Adelaide.

Lungaka Mbedla

Lungaka Mbedla

Junior Industrial Officer


Lungaka has a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology major) from Macquarie University.

Meng Liu

Meng Liu

Junior Advocacy Officer


Meng graduated with a Bachelor of Philosophy degree from Sichuan University in June 2018. She completed her Master of Social Work degree from Flinders University in 2020.


The Working Women’s Centre is fortunate to have volunteers at our service. We have partnerships with Adelaide Universities and regularly host student placements. If you are committed to feminist values, and creating change for workplace rights of vulnerable workers, please enquire with us by sending an email to to find out about about any available volunteer opportunities.


Young Women’s COVID-19 Advocacy Program

As part of our project about the impact of COVID-19 on young women in South Australia, we are currently running a volunteer advocacy program. Five incredible volunteers are hosted at the Working Women’s Centre once a week to do advocacy work. The program provides training, mentoring and skills development to young women in social change advocacy.

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