Glenda Kickett belongs to the Whadjuk and Ballardong peoples of the Bibbulumun Nyungah nation from the South West of Western Australia. She is a Social Worker, having graduated from the University of Western Australia (UWA) in 1993; has a Master of Arts from Curtin University in Indigenous Research and Development in 2004; and completing a PhD in Social Work at UWA.

She is the Manager, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Engagement at the Australian Childhood Foundation and has worked to support and advocate for Aboriginal children and families in Out-of-Home care and family support and reunification within government and non-government organisations.  She also lectures in the School of Social Work in the unit, Indigenous People and Social Work.

Glenda as been recognised with numerous awards including WA Social Worker of the Year 2010 Worker and Richmond Fellowship Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Worker of the Year (2010); inducted into the WA Women’s Hall of Fame 2016; and scholarships including the Grace Vaughn Award 2011 and finalist in the WA Day Awards, Aboriginal section 2019.