Linda Karlsson

Vice Chair

Whilst living in Sweden, Linda was involved in a variety of youth focused organisations including leading a girl's only youth group for newly arrived immigrants and refugees. Linda is a passionate advocate for human rights and access to equal opportunities and believe young people is a key group to lead this work.  

Linda has worked in roles promoting equity, diversity and inclusion as the project coordinator of SBS inclusion program (then Cultural Competence Program) and as the Social Impact Lead at WORK180, a jobs platform and advocate for working women. Linda is an avid learner and in 2017 she completed a Master's degree in Communication and Development (C4D). 

Today, Linda is the Communications Lead at Diabetes Tasmania and run her own consultancy named Folket ('Folks' in Swedish). Folket brings variety of consultants together depending on the nature of the client's challenge. To date, Folket has worked with Aurora to train leaders in facilitation and managing hybrid/online teams as well as supporting the Tasmanian forestry industry to develop their inaugural Workplace Diversity Plan. 

Linda is also the co-founder of The Hive Collective, a Tasmanian not-for-profit that empowers women through mentorship, networking, and professional development. In 2021, she was named a Tasmanian Young Achiever finalist in the category Create Change and a semi-finalist in the Leadership Award.  

Linda joined the YNOT board to play her part in ensuring youth in Tasmania are heard, listened and have a seat at the table.