1990 – 1992 BPWA
– Vice President Internal Policy
Occupation: Small Business Proprietor/Operator (computing)Executive Management within the Non-Government sector (CEO Deafness Forum; ED Family Planning Australia)
Advocacy and Lobbying on behalf of people with disabilities
Clubs: 1989 Rankin, ACT and 1991 Blundell, ACT
International Conferences attended:
1993 BPWI Congress Nagoya, Japan
1993 BPWNZ Federation Conference - May
1994 BPWI Regional Meeting, Bangkok, Thailand
Number of Clubs: 86
Working to strengthen BPWA itself: There was a strong desire throughout both my term as Vice President Internal Policy and as President, to build BPWA into a stronger and even more vibrant organisation that it already was.
Focus of Activities:
Equity in the Paid Workforce
The aim of the book, commissioned by BPWA, was to demystify and explain the process of fixing wages and setting conditions, to show women how to participate and to provide them with a list of additional resources and people from whom they can obtain further support.
The booklet was an enormous success with two additional print runs over the initial one, and was used in some schools and TAFE colleges as well as being widely distributed throughout the BPW Club networks nationally.
Small Business Forums and Councils:
CAPOW! (Coalition of Australian Participating Organisations of Women) in 1992.
CAPOW! helped coordinate NGO forums to facilitate submissions to the federal government and the United Nations World Conference on Women in Beijing, (September 1995). It has since worked to follow up the commitments made by the Government and NGOs at Beijing, and continues to encourage women’s' NGOs to make submissions to the government. By 1996 the CAPOW network linked more than sixty national women's organisations and served to improve information flow and coordination of advocacy in international as well as domestic spheres.
BPW Australia Board 1992 to 1994
President Dianne Manning
Vice President External Policy Shirley Marven
Vice President Internal Policy Linda Hall
Vice President Communications Helen Brodie
Secretary Liz Prideaux
Treasurer Ann Dunn
Finance Officer Annette Varnam
ACT Division President Edna Salt
NSW Division President Jean Price
VIC Division President Meryl Sexton
SA – Adelaide Robyn Duncan (no SA President)
SA – Port Lincoln Monica Murphy
WA Division President Maureen Wright
QLD Division President Elizabeth Craig-Holmes
TAS Division President Di Boss-Walker
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