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Rise Above – Back at the Beginning

“Well who wants to read my story?” That was my first reaction when asked to contribute to a book about women’s courage, resilience, and overcoming life’s challenges.

I love writing and word-smithing. In my career as a social worker, CEO and […]

Rise Above – Back at the Beginning2021-06-16T14:12:25+10:00


In June 2019 I accepted the position of Chair of The Good Things Foundation Australia, committed to everyone having a better life through digital.  At a roundtable with the Lord Mayor of London, Peter Eslin we […]



A highlight was attending the European Union Social Services Network Conference in Spain and working with colleagues at Swinburne to take the advances in thinking into a program for visioning and preparing for Society 4.0

After years […]



Catchup 4 women was launched bringing to life vision, research and a program for women over 55 to prevent homelessness and reduce social isolation amongst women as they age. My focus is action and systems change […]



A big year for expanding my world view and engaging with research and big ideas for social change as I took long service leave to travel with my husband and attend the Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship at Oxford UK, […]



I presented practice research at the International Conference for the Prevention of Filicide at Prato in Italy, and connected with community change colleagues from Tamarak Institute at the Collective Impact Summit in Toronto. Learning with John Kania and the late […]



It was an honour to receive the Women of Influence Award for Social Enterprise/Not-For-Profits (Westpac AFR)




It was an honour and a privilege to be Awarded an Order of Australia (OAM) in recognition of my service to the community through social welfare organisations.




Proud to be included in all three of Avril Henry’s books on Leadership and featured in Leadership Revelations 11 for outcomes achieved during crisis, particularly for capacity to innovate, take on new roles and skills to […]

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