Diana Abeleven

  • Senior Manager, Global Strategic Partnerships | Newsrooms & Media
  • Canva

As the co-leader of the newsroom and journalism initiative at Canva, Diana's passion lies in spearheading progress and fostering innovation within the journalism industry. Dedicated to shaping the future of journalism, advocating for underrepresented communities, and championing media freedom worldwide, she is committed to empowering journalists on a global scale.

At Canva, our mission is clear: to establish ourselves as the ultimate newsroom tool, a universal platform that amplifies voices and nurtures journalism in its most authentic form. Through this endeavor, we aim to uphold credibility, drive a meaningful impact, and support the vital work of journalists across the globe.

Diana's professional journey has been rooted in strategic communications and public relations, crafts that she has honed over many years. However, over the past three years, immersing herself within the journalism community, building relationships with remarkable individuals and organizations, and understanding the challenges they face has been an enriching experience, and one she continues to foster and support.

Beyond her worklife, Diana is a loving wife and mother to two boys and two 'bonus' young women. She shares her home with two furry companions, Lulu and Teddy, and lives in what is affectionately known as 'God's Country' in the south of Sydney, NSW, Australia – the birthplace of Elle McPherson and Lara Bingle!

Website: https://public.canva.site/journalists