Ivy Sultana

Originally from Bangladesh, Ivy migrated as a skilled-migrant. She is the mother of two girls, a professional social worker and a proud Glenroy resident.

“I love living in Glenroy and I choose to live here permanently because I just bought a house! Glenroy is very multicultural, and the people are respectful. It’s quiet and I feel safe and secure here. And the Glenroy Hub is great with many activities.”

Ivy is also the founder of ‘The Glenroy Women’s Meet and Greet Group’. Initially funded by Merri Health and the City of Merri-Bek as part of The Great Idea Project 2022, the group focuses on women’s mental health and well-being. The group is now a partnership with the Glenroy Community Hub.

“My main objective was to create an opportunity for women from all backgrounds who are isolated and/or busy during the weekdays to make friends, share information, and exchange their stories and cultures, doing arts and crafts. I often invite people to speak about the issues on women’s mental health, well-being, self-care, income generation, etc.”

Although Ivy works full-time as a social worker, she still makes time to give back. Her goal is to bring people together and help the community.

“I am excited and thankful to the City of Merri-Bek, Glenroy Community Hub, and the community members for nominating me as an extraordinary woman of Glenroy. I couldn’t have done anything without the support from the Glenroy Community Hub and the members of the group.”