Melbourne Women’s Fund Forum

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Melbourne Women’s Fund Forum
October 13 @ 8:30 am
October 13 @ 3:00 pm
Melbourne Women’s Fund
October 3, 2017
Deakin Downtown
Tower 2, Lev 12, 727 Collins St
Docklands, Victoria 3008 Australia

How does a women’s giving circle investigate the lack of economic empowerment of women in our community and its impact on today’s most pressing social issues of human rights, family violence and homelessness?

This is the topic Melbourne Women’s Fund will seek to address in its inaugural Forum “Women’s Economic Empowerment – Realities and Challenges for the Future” to be held on Friday 13 October. It will investigate how 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 forum will place an economic empowerment lens on family violence and homelessness.

Emeritus Professor Gillian Triggs will be the Keynote speaker. She is currently Chair of Justice Connect, a pro bono legal service working with women experiencing these areas of disadvantage.

Expert panellists include:

Catherine Brown CEO, LMCF; Mary Crooks AO, Executive Director of Vic Women’s Trust; Sandie de Wolf AM, CEO Berry Street; Prof. Ann Taket, Deakin University; Fiona McCormack CEO, Domestic Violence Victoria; Jeanette Large CEO Women’s Property Initiatives; Jenny Smith CEO, Council to Homeless Persons; Dr Heather Holst Dep.CEO & Director of Services & Housing, Launch Housing; Trish O’Donoghue Chief Projects Officer, Safe Steps Family Violence Response Centre.

Date: Friday 13 October 2017

Time: 8.30 registration, program starts at 9.15am

Venue: Deakin Downtown, Tower 2, Lev 12, 727 Collins St, Docklands

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