Hi, I'm Petra
I work internationally with organisations, universities and individuals as a Speaker, Educator and Social Innovator to educate, inform and transform people’s lives FOR GOOD in the fields of social impact, digital transformation and media.
Petra is an international communication 'alchemist' recognised for her superhuman ability to clearly locate and break down complex social justice issues to inspire action amongst everyday people leveraging tech and media "for good" .
As an award-winner from Burda Media Germany, Petra is a trained human rights lawyer having lived and worked in the remote Andes of Peru researching the Peruvian Truth and Reconciliaion Commission. She has been a UN intern in Geneva working on trafficking in women. She is a well-respected and firm favourite as a Legal Educator, having taught and developed legal education courses ranging from International Human Rights, Common Law Foundations, Legal Negotiation to undergraduate and postgraduate law students in Germany and Australia. She is an accredited Mediator through the American Bar Association.
She lived in Berlin for a decade establishing herself as a sought after Speaker, MC, Consultant and University Lecturer. She has keynoted at Creative Morning Berlin, Soho House Berlin, Australian Embassy Berlin, NSW Department of Education and MC’ed events for a diverse client base including Huawei, Hannover Messe, Edenspiekermann, Online Educa, Australia-Germany Business Summit.
Her media writing work led to her invitation to being invited on a press tour to Russia. She honed her reporting skills for TV, radio and print media including Deutsche Welle TV, Voice of America TV, Condé Nast UK, Collective Hub Australia, Fokus Media Finland, Qantas Travel Insider amongst others, with her expertise in themes of women in tech, start up life and culture. As a divergent, out of the box thinker, back in Sydney she fuses her media expertise with legal knowledge to be a conduit for ideas and CHANGE.
As a selected participant to the NYC Media and Entertainment Spotify Women’s Podcasting Conference in New York, this led to Petra incubating the idea for her podcast, The Spark Podcast interviewing international women and men on how they connect the seemingly unconnectable dots between passion, resilience and creativity.
For some people it’s Maths. Or physics. Petra’s secret sauce is in her training as a linguist: she is fluent in French, Macedonian and German and has an excellent understanding of Spanish.