Women’s leadership in Local Government: NSW Focus

Women’s leadership in Local Government: NSW Focus

Local government plays an increasingly important role in responding to our environmental and climate crises. But the number of women on council and in senior management roles within local government remains disappointingly low.

With local government elections in NSW on September 4th 2021, now is a great time to consider how you can support more women’s leadership for our environment on council – as a candidate, an active community member, or working within council.

Join us for this panel discussion about why getting more women into leadership through local government matters for our environment, and how you can be a part of this change.

RSVP to join us and be part of the conversation!

Our panelists include:

  • Julie Lyford, former Mayor Gloucester Shire Council and WELA Alumni
  • Marghanita da Cruz, Councillor at Inner West Council
  • Yvonne Weldon, the first Aboriginal-Australian candidate for Lord Mayor of Sydney

The session will be moderated by Victoria McKenzie-McHarg, WELA Strategic Director

If you’re a woman already active in local government, or curious about how you can get involved or support others, we’d love to have you there!

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19 Jul 2021


5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

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