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Naida Beltrame joins Victorian Women’s Trust board

We’re very excited to welcome our newest Trustee, Naida Beltrame. Naida is a tax specialist whose career has focused on supporting high net-wealth individuals with tax advice, and securing funding for companies ranging from startups to multinationals for their investments in research and development. Former roles have included 11 years at Deloitte and Ernst & Young. Naida has had a lifelong passion for supporting human rights, particularly those of women, children and minorities.

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There is Nothing We Cannot Do And Yet There Is Still So Much That Stand In Our Way.

Tues 8 Nov Written by Anne Summers Anne Summers is a journalist and author. Her classic 1975 book Damned Whores and God’s Police was re-released on International Women’s Day 2016. Anne will be MC at Breakthrough 2016 on Friday 25 November. As someone who has been in the women’s rights movement for over four decades, she has seen first hand the power of positive social change for women and the ongoing struggle to maintain progress. She believes it’s time for Australia to breakthrough. When we consider that it is a hundred years since white women...

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Women on the Front Line: A How To Guide on Surviving and Fighting Back in Digital Spaces

Mon 7 Nov We all know how rough it can be sometimes to exist as women in online spaces. But if you’re a woman online who’s also actively confronting bigotry in 2016, there's a good chance you’ll need to brace yourself for a truck load of hatred from an onslaught of idiots. Celeste Liddle (unionist, writer, creator of blog ‘Rantings of an Aboriginal Feminist’), Clementine Ford (author of ‘Fight Like a Girl’, Journalist, Activist), Mariam Veiszadeh (lawyer, anti-bigotry advocate, founder of anti-islamaphobia register),Van Badham (playwright, author, columnist, unionist) and Stephanie Bendixson (writer and...

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Ella Hooper: Star Musician + Now — VWT Board Member!

Goodness, this is exciting! The one and only, Ella Hooper, musician, radio host and all round superstar, is joining Victorian Women’s Trust. She will also be speaking at #Breakthrough2016. We are over the moon about her appointment. Welcome to the team, Ella! We had the happy task of interviewing Ella about her work, gender equality, and what this new role means to her. You’ve had a illustrious and varied career in the music industry from your work as the lead singer of Killing Heidi to MC gigs, regular radio and TV spots....

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Say hello to the Print Department!

Meet our lovely loyal VWT printers — The Print Department!  They are a key partner on Breakthrough 2016 and we are beyond excited to be working alongside them. The Print Department are a young, dynamic, flexible, experienced and hard-working team. They have a reputation of establishing lasting relationships with clients, including us here at the Victorian Women's Trust. Focusing mostly on design, artwork, print production, mailing, the Print Department offers a range of products and services including print consultancy, design (graphic, forms, web) digital printing, offset printing, direct marketing, tender/presentations, mail house management, online solutions,...

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Enough is enough – It’s Time to Close the Pay Gap

It’s 2016 and Australian working women are still being denied the pay and rights they deserve. We say enough is enough - it's time to make a change! Joining us on this mission are organisers, researchers and workplace experts Ged Kearney (ACTU President), Colleen Chen, (co-founder, Interns Australia), Lyndall Stradzins (Clinical Psychologist and Associate Professor) and Prof. Barbara Pocock (Emeritus Professor, University of South Australia). Don't miss this worthwhile She Works Harder for the Money breakout session at Breakthrough 2016.  The national gender pay gap is currently 16.2% and has hovered between 15% and 19% for the past...

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