The annual event provides members with the opportunity to hear from our 6 Grant Finalists and then vote on the organisations for the Signature and Nurturing Grant Awards.
This event has been organized so members can bring friends along to an informal morning tea and learn more about our giving circle by chatting with other friendly members. It will also give the Membership Committee an opportunity to meet our new and current members in a relaxed setting. Come and enjoy meeting everyone!
Women’s Economic Empowerment – Realities and Challenges for the Future
Investing in women’s economic empowerment sets a direct path towards gender equality, poverty eradication and inclusive economic growth. This topic has overarching impact on multiple areas of disadvantage affecting women and families and this year we will be placing an economic empowerment lens on Family Violence and Homelessness.
We are delighted to announce the following expert speakers who will be sharing their knowledge and experiences.
Keynote speaker: Emeritus Professor Gillian Triggs
Panel Discussion Facilitator: Lina Caneva, Editor – Pro Bono Australia News
Family Violence Panel: Sandie De Wolf AM, CEO – Berry Street; Professor Ann Taket, Deakin University; Fiona McCormack, CEO – Domestic Violence Victoria
Homelessness Panel: Jeanette Large, CEO – Women’s Property Initiative; Dr. Heather Holst, Deputy CEO and Director of Services and Housing – Launch Housing; Jennie Smith, CEO – Council to Homeless Persons
Call To Action Panel: Catherine Brown, CEO – LMCF; Mary Crooks AO, Executive Director – Victorian Women’s Trust; Trish O’Donoghue, Chief Projects Officer – Safe Steps Family Violence Response Centre
Melbourne Women’s Fund is very grateful to the following supporters and sponsors of this event.MWF_Forum Program_12.0
Time to gather and have some fun with members to celebrate a great year.
Invitations with an Eventbrite booking link will be sent to members in early May.
Invitations with an Eventbrite booking link will be sent to members in June.
Everyone is asked to pay for their own food and drink.