Cátia Malaquias

Starting with Julius
Lawyer, Board Director and Founder

Cátia Malaquias is a lawyer, board director and award-winning human rights and inclusion advocate.

Cátia is the founder of Starting With Julius, a non-profit organisation working to ensure the inclusive representation of people with disabilities in advertising and media, and has worked with organisations including Target, Kmart, ANZ, NAB, ABC Children's Television and Northern Pictures.

Cátia is also a co- founder of All Means All – The Australian Alliance for Inclusive Education, a multi-stakeholder organisation advocating for the right of students with disabilities to an inclusive education. She also sits on the boards of Down Syndrome Australia and the Attitude Foundation.

In 2018, Cátia won the Tony Fitzgerald Memorial Human Rights Award and the AFR Women of Influence Award for Diversity and Inclusion. Cátia also won a 2017 National Disability Award.