Maria Dikaiou has a career in education spanning more than 30 years. Maria has taught and led programmes and schools, in Australia and abroad, across all sectors of education – primary, secondary and tertiary and has been awarded and recognised for her services to the Education community. Maria holds a Masters from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. Maria is also a published author. Maria is currently involved in curriculum development as well as in teacher professional development and learning. Maria is actively involved with a number of community organisations and networks in Australia. Maria mentors young and future leaders as she believes it is important to share knowledge and experience whilst supporting the next generation of leaders. Maria firmly believes in the philosophy that characterises Agora Dialogue and as such, welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the dissemination of knowledge and promotion of dialogue for the betterment of society.