Miriam Silva is an experienced board member and senior corporate roles across multiple industries including pharmaceuticals, banking and agriculture. Her influence extends across business, Government, media, Muslim and broader Australian communities.
Educated at The Wilderness School, a non-denominational school for girls in Adelaide, Miriam went on to read mathematics at Adelaide University before launching into the corporate world where she took on roles with ANZ & Elders before becoming COO for FleetPartners.
In 2022 Miriam was made an AM for significant service to the multicultural community of South Australia, and to women. She is also on the South Australian Women's Honour roll, one of the inaugural AFR 100 Women of Influence, winner of the Governor's Multicultural Award for the Private Sector in 2012, Patron and Life Member of the International Women's Day Association (SA) and is the Multicultural Patron for the SA Police Academy.
In this podcast, Miriam talks to Claire Braund about how a diminutive hijab wearing Muslim woman conquered corporate Australia, her rescue mission on the board of the Malek Fahd Islamic School and setting up the Young Directors program.
A cancer survivor, Miriam also discusses the role her faith and resilience have played in her board and career journey.