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Be Bold For Change

This Wednesday (March 8) marks International Women’s Day, a global event where women and men across the world come together to celebrate the successes of women and advocate for continued opportunities. I’m very proud to lead State Trustees, and as… Read More ›

Invisibility, a power you really don’t want

As a child, did you ever wish for the power of invisibility? This week I had the opportunity to experience it, not as a power, but as a consequence of participating in The Big Issue’s fourth annual International Vendor Week…. Read More ›

Reconnect, Share and Learn – the time is now

Earlier this month, the State Library of Victoria hosted its twelfth annual Family History Feast. Dealing with the subject of World War I, a range of fascinating subjects were discussed throughout the day, including the role of Australian women in… Read More ›

2015 CEO Sleepout

Another year has passed since the 2014 CEO Sleepout, yet sadly, more and more women are seeking refuge from family violence, having to sleep rough with their children because they have not been able to secure alternate accommodation. Sadly, more and… Read More ›

Powerful connections between artist and audience

I recently read an article explaining the importance of art in our lives. Without question, making time for more art is good for all of us. It has the power to stir creativity, to challenge our thinking and even bring… Read More ›

The strength of our people to bring about change

One of the great things about Victoria is the legal and statutory framework it has in place to protect vulnerable people who need support of others to manage their financial and legal affairs. However, it’s important to consider how society… Read More ›

The restlessness of silence

If you listen for it closely enough, you’ll hear the moment when Melbourne’s heartbeat stops. It happens at around 1am – the familiar snarl of cars, trams, busy footpaths and ambient noise disappears. It’s then I think about what it… Read More ›

Have a pebble in your shoe?

Successful Community Leadership starts with and is sustained by having a pebble in your shoe. A cause, an issue, an injustice or an event, which causes you to be confronted, experiencing a range of uncomfortable emotions to such an extent… Read More ›

CEO Sleepout 2013

CEO Sleepout 2013 For my third consecutive year I’ll be sleeping rough this winter at the 2013 Vinnies CEO Sleepout! There are more than 100,000 Australians who find themselves homeless each night of the year. Just under half of these are… Read More ›

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