chair & Secretary, Sandra Cook
-Sandra Cook is the Senior Operations Manager for MOSH, a rapidly growing start-up delivering on line health services to those who traditionally may not seek help. Sandra works closely with a dedicated team of doctors as the company continues to expand its services. With an extensive background in sales, management, marketing and journalism, Sandra offers support in events, professional development, mentoring and networking. Her special interests of gender equity, particularly with women and work, continue to be at the forefront of her not for profit work, both through BPW Australia and economic Security4Women.
TREASURER, Maryanne Maher
Maryanne joined The Smith Family in 2008 as Strategic Resource Manager, and in 2009 was appointed as National Manager, VIEW.
As National Manager VIEW, Maryanne drives the strategic direction and works closely with the VIEW National Executive and National Council of biennially elected office holders, all of whom are volunteers and represent the 15,000 VIEW members throughout metropolitan, regional and rural Australia.
Maryanne has accumulated more than 20 years experience in a corporate environment, the health industry and not-for-profit organisations. She commenced her career as a commercial lawyer and practised in leading law firms in Sydney and Melbourne before moving into business management. Her qualifications include: BA, LLB, MBA and Diploma in Labour Relations and the Law.
Ordinary Member, Terese Edwards
Terese has represented the plight of single mothers affected by poverty, hardship and/or domestic violence. Her connection and knowledge is authentic, and a product of working directly with mothers across Australia. Terese has lodged the first individual complaint (CEDAW) accepted by the United Nations, produced a documentary which gives voice to woman in hardship, and has policy expertise in the area of child support and income assistance. A past Deputy President of ACOSS, a current PHD Candidature, holds an MPA and has a Company Directors Certificate.
Ordinary Member, Jan Edwards
Dr Jan Edwards has worked in international development as a Gender Equality, Disability and Social Inclusion Specialist since completing her PhD in 2004. She has extensive high level experience designing programs and designing and implementing gender and inclusion strategies and evaluations in diverse cultural contexts (Indonesia, Cambodia, Nepal, Fiji, PNG, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Laos, Vanuatu, Samoa, Kiribati, Timor Leste, Trinidad and Tobago, Viet Nam, Philippines). She has experienced significant successes in her specialist areas. She has worked with various development partners (Australian Aid, ILO, USAID, World Bank, EUD and ADB, PLAN International and Vision 2020). Jan works on issues of inclusion and her work addresses intersections of disadvantage (poverty, gender, disability, rurality, ethnicity, family violence and child protection).
Jan is passionate about gender equality, education (including STEM) and closing the gender wage gap. She is an Executive Member of Women, Adult and Vocational Education (WAVE), and WAVE representative on the Australian Council for International Development’s Education (ACFID) Community of Practice, and Asia South Pacific Association for Basic and Adult Education (ASPBAE).
PAST Chair, Roselynne Anderson (Vale)
An educator with 45 years experience in Australia and New Zealand. Roselynne is the National President of the Association of Women Educators (AWE) and has been a member for over twenty years, involved in AWE Brisbane Branch and National Executive in a range of voluntary positions. In this role, Roselynne advocates strongly for the local, state, national and international issues affecting women and girls in education. Roselynne, in her employment, is a Special School Principal funded to be the full time President of the Queensland Association of Special Education Leaders (QASEL). She holds membership of a number of professional associations and organisations, and is an inaugural Board member of the Australian Special Education Principals Association (ASEPA) representing special education issues for Queensland on the national and international agenda. Roselynne’s diverse experiences and knowledge of the Queensland Department of Education and Training (DET) processes and policies are an asset in seeking provision of solutions for Special Education Leaders and the effective implementation of Special Education programs that cater for the diversity of needs across all settings in Queensland.
Roselynne continues to be a member of eS4W economic Security 4 Women, since its’ inception in the early 2000s as a Secretariat under the Federal Minister for Women, representing AWE, but also actively advocating for education as a key factor in ensuring lifelong economic security throughout the life cycle for girls and women.
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