Linda Karlsson

Vice Chair

Linda Karlsson moved to Australia in late 2014 after completing her degree in Equality and Diversity Management at Lund University, Sweden. 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 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.

Today, Linda runs her own consultancy named Folket ('Folks' in Swedish). Areas of focus include communications, community and stakeholder engagement, facilitation, co-design and community development. Folket have worked with Aurora Energy, RACT, Mental Health Family and Friends, Monaro Family Support Service, Women’s Legal Service Tasmania among others.

Linda is the co-founder of The Hive Collective, a Tasmanian not-for-profit that empowers women through mentorship, networking, and professional development. In 2021 and 2023, The Hive Collective was named a Tasmanian Young Achiever finalist. Linda is also a previous semi-finalist in the Leadership Award. 

In 2020, Linda joined the YNOT board as a non-executive director with skills in communication and marketing to play her part in ensuring youth in Tasmania are heard, listened and have a seat at the table. She was elected Vice Chair in 2022. Linda is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD) and a current member and holds a Master's degree in Communication for Development.