The Women Lawyers Association of the ACT is proud to host the Annual Law Week Dinner, with special guest, Virginia Haussegger. We invite you to save the date for Wednesday 16 May 2018. Tickets will be available for purchase shortly.
Virginia Haussegger AM is a gender diversity advocate and communication specialist. She is also an award-winning television journalist, writer and commentator, whose extensive media career spans more than 25 years. Virginia has reported from around the globe for leading current affair programs on Channel 9, the Seven Network and the ABC. For 15 years (2001-2016) she anchored the ABC’s flagship TV News in Canberra. She is widely published, both as a former columnist with the Canberra Times, and a regular contributor to the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age.
Virginia has worked extensively across Commonwealth Government departments on both communication and gender diversity programs. In 2016 Virginia was appointed Director of a bold, new, national gender equality initiative, the 50/50 by 2030 Foundation, at the University of Canberra. In 2017 she launched an innovative gender equality news media platform, BroadAgenda, and currently serves as Chief Editor.
In 2014 Virginia was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for service to the community, as an advocate for women's rights and gender equity, and to the media.
Virginia is Patron of the Canberra Rape Crisis Centre. She has served on a number of boards and committees including; UN Women National Committee Australia. She currently sits on the Board of Women in Media Canberra; and is a Walkly judge for the Women in Media Leadership award.
We look forward to an insightful speech and a wonderful evening for the Canberra legal community. This event is proudly sponsored by Maurice Blackburn.