Dorothy Hoddinott AO

Dorothy Hoddinott AO

Topic: The Fourth R – Human Rights and Education Dorothy is the Principal of Holroyd High School in Sydney’s Western suburbs. Holroyd High is a disadvantaged school: over 90 per cent of students are of non-English speaking background, almost half of them in...
Dr Anne Summers AO

Dr Anne Summers AO

Topic:  The Misogyny Factor in Australian Politics Anne spoke about the misogyny factor, an entrenched system of attitudes and practices which can exclude women from public and private institutions in this country or demean them if they do gain entry. Anne then went...
Professor Larissa Behrendt

Professor Larissa Behrendt

Topic: Strong Women; Strong Communities; Empowering Indigenous Women to Overcome Disadvantage Larissa emphasised the point that women are the main change agents in cohesive Aboriginal communities. She expressly spoke to the schoolgirls present, praising Jessie Street...
Professor Kerryn Phelps AM

Professor Kerryn Phelps AM

Topic: From Fringe to Mainstream: Turning Unconventional Ideas into Mainstream Using her own work and life choices as examples of obstacles women need to overcome, Kerryn talked about her time as the first married and pregnant intern at a teaching hospital and then...
Ann Sherry AO

Ann Sherry AO

Topic: From Country Queensland to the Bridge of a Cruise Shipping Business: One Woman’s Journey Introducing her talk with praise for Jessie Street, Ann talked about what had defined her public and working life from her days at the University of Queensland as a student...
Adele Horin

Adele Horin

Topic: Do Newspapers Have a Future and Who Cares? Adele talked about the changing nature of newspapers with new social and other media eroding the readership and advertising base. She was concerned that without good journalism the ability to uncover corruption and...