Non-executive director, consultant, author, High level experience in media, government and NFP sectors. Mary Delahunty is an award-winning ABC journalist/presenter, former senior Government Minister in Education, Arts, Women's Affairs, Planning. Director, National Library of Australia, Chair McClelland Sculpture Ltd, Emeritus advisor, Harold Mitchell Foundation and Centre for Advancing Journalism Melbourne University.

Former Secretary, Australian Nurses and Midwives Federation (Vic). Belinda Philp is a former board director of ESTA and First State Super. and Health Super and inaugural Chair Victorian Nurses Health Program

Diane Gardiner was General Manager Old Treasury Building 2010-2015. Former Public Record Office Victoria Manager Community Access, Online Access and Koorie Records Unit; National Trust of  Australia Victoria Old Melbourne Gaol Manager Exhibitions & Public Programs. Former Chair History Council Victoria. Executive member, Museums Australia Victoria. President La Trobe Society ongoing. 2004 Churchill Fellow. 2013 Museums Australia (Victoria) Award for Excellence (Paid Staff). Member, Order of Australia 2015.

Grad Dip CA Institute of Charted Accountants
Bachelor of Commerce (B.COM.)


Sophie has worked both in Australia and internationally.  She has progressed from working as a Senior Analyst in finance to now working in a bank in a  finance manager role.

She has thrived on the new tasks including finding my hidden talent for project management.

Sophie has a passion forresearching the accounting implications and the practical applicationin complex situations such as acquisitions and employee share schemes.

Women's Officer, Australian Education Union. Barbara Jennings has been a long term activist for women and previously a Director of the Queen Victoria Women's Centre. She was inducted on to the Victorian Women's Honour Roll in 2007.

Penelope Lee has an extensive experience in the museum/gallery sector with a particular focus on education, community engagement, project management and policy development. Penelope is also practicing artist and mental health clinician, previously working at The Dax Centre and artist-run spaces. She commenced as Her Place General Manager in January 2016.

Urgé is a highly accomplished leader with over 12+ years of experience in the Victorian Public Sector and the non-government sector. Urgé is a small business owner and founder of a not-for-profit organisation. Urgé has a strong track record in innovative program design, implementation, evaluation and cultural transformation: an enthusiastic change agent and reformer with an exceptional ability to influence and communicate to solve complex problems. Urgé has extensive experience in international development and social justice activism. Urgé has demonstrated the highest commitment to improving outcomes for vulnerable people and communities throughout her career, including refugees, migrants, and people seeking asylum. Urgé is passionate about creating more opportunities to honour the achievements of women from diverse backgrounds. Through her role at Her Place, Urgé hopes to amplify the voices of First Nations people and other culturally diverse groups to promote visibility and celebrate the continued contribution of all Australians.


Dianne Hall is a senior lecturer in History at Victoria University, Melbourne. She has published extensively on histories of women, religion and memory in Australia and Europe.

Patricia Grimshaw is Emeritus Professor, School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, The University of Melbourne. President, International Federation for Research in Women's History. Fostered the Australian Women's Archive Project and lead the online Encyclopedia of Women and Leadership in Twentieth Century Australia. Fellow, Academy of the Humanities in Australia, the Academy of the Social Sciences of Australia. Officer, Order of Australia 2017.

Executive Officer, Australian Women's Archives Project established in 2000 to promote the protection of women's archival heritage. Nikki Henningham has a PhD in Australian women’s history and is an experienced oral history practitioner. She is co-editor of the Australian Women's Register, for which she has contributed over 1000 entries.

Judith Smart is an Adjunct Professor, RMIT University; Deputy Chair, History Council of Victoria; Councillor, Royal Historical Society of Victoria 2007–2017; Vice-president Federation of Australian Historical Societies 2011–2016. Published extensively on Australian women’s organisations in the first half of the 20th century, as well as on women and political protest, women and religion, and the social history of the home front in Victoria during World War I. Co-editor with Shurlee Swain of The Encyclopedia of Women and Leadership in Twentieth-Century Australia, an online reference tool at