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Be inspired at conference for women

News Article Date: 
Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Warrnambool is hosting a conference for women next month which explores the themes of resilience, strength and empowerment.

The Australian Local Government Women’s Association Victorian Conference, held over October 13 to 15, will feature philanthropist, businesswoman and past vice-president of the Western Bulldogs Football Club, Susan Alberti AC.

Joining Ms Alberti is an impressive roster of speakers including Gender and Sexuality Commissioner Ro Allen- Gender, psychologist and founder of Sophrosyne Psychology Sheridan Meublok and Wellmania author and Guardian writer, Brigid Delaney.

“This is a great opportunity to hear some inspirational speakers and their stories,” Warrnambool Mayor Cr Kylie Gaston said.

“Over the three days of the conference, which starts off with a Friday night cocktail evening, attendees will be taking part in discussions around life in local government and professional and personal challenges in general.

“It will be fun and it will be a great learning experience.” 

As part of the conference Cr Gaston, along with Corangamite Shire Mayor Cr Jo Beard, Southern Grampians Shire Mayor Cr Mary-Ann Brown, Mitchell Shire Council Mayor Cr Rhonda Sanderson and City of Ballarat Mayor Samantha McIntosh will chair a panel discussion entitled Journey to Leadership.

The conference will be held over October 13 to 15.

For details go to

Australian Local Government Women’s Association Victorian Conference


Friday October 13 – Cocktail Evening
Time: 6.30pm – 9pm
Venue: Warrnambool Art Gallery
26 Liebig Street, Warrnambool

Saturday October 14 - Conference 
Time: Registration starts 8.30am
Venue: Lighthouse Theatre,
185 Timor Street, Warrnambool

Saturday October 14 – Dinner
Time: Arrive drinks 6.00pm
Venue: Lady Bay Resort
2 Pertobe Road

Sunday October 15 - Optional Early morning meditation on the foreshore
Time: 8am – 8.20am
Location: Warrnambool Foreshore at front of the Pavilion Café & Bar (Outside)
50 Viaduct Road Warrnambool

Sunday October 15
Time: Registration starts 9am
Venue: Lighthouse Theatre
185 Timor Street, Warrnambool then moving onto..
Venue: Flagstaff Hill,
89 Merri Street Warrnambool
(includes an opportunity to meet the Maremmas).

Guest speakers

Susan Alberti, Australian businesswoman, philanthropist and former Vice President of the Western Bulldogs Football Club
Jacinta Ermacora, former Warrnambool City Council Mayor and current Chair Wannon Water board
Danielle Green, Parliamentary Secretary, Regional Victoria and Parliamentary Secretary - Tourism and Major Events
Commissioner Ro Allen, Gender and Sexuality Commissioner Victoria 
Sheridan Meublok, Psychologist and Founder of Sophrosyne Psychology
Michelle Richards - 2017 Bursary Winner
Julie Saylor-Briggs - Councillor Development Coordinator Municipal Association Victoria (MAV)
Jollyne Rydz - bursary winner, Organisational Development Consultant at City of Whittlesea and Founder of Brilliance Inspired
Cydoni Edwards - Program Director, Barwon South West Waste and Resource Recovery Group (BSW WRRG)
Tanya Lewis - Eco Organiser
Brigid Delaney - senior writer for the Guardian and published author of Wellmania
Liz Price - General Manager Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism Ltd

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