Milena has been an advisor to politicians, business leaders, female founders and foundations. At the Australian Consulate-General in New York she focused on the expansion of Australian businesses into the USA. Prior to her diplomatic role, she advised The Australian Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, drawing on her deep background in communications and media. She began her career in journalism, including time with Nine News in Australia after being awarded the John Burton Cadetship Scholarship in Journalism from Bond University.
Powered to make an impact, Milena sits on the Associates Board for Play Rugby USA – helping underserved youths in US communities into college through rugby. She also volunteers as a Guide with The Resolution Project assisting a Zimbabwean mother-of-two to launch her social enterprise. An executive Corporate Sustainability course at New York University ignited her passion for sustainable finance. She joined Tobacco Free Portfolios in 2020 as the Partnerships and Program Manager, driven to accelerate awareness and transition to tobacco-free finance via the Tobacco-Free Finance Pledge.