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11th Annual Forum on Women and Homelessness


11th Annual Forum on Women and Homelessness

The Annual Forum is a sector driven event that is developed each year by a joint Working Group Committee comprising representatives from Office for Women, Centacare, QShelter, Queensland Health and the Department of Housing and Public Works and The Lady Musgrave Trust.

Now in its 11th year, the purpose of the annual Forum on women and homelessness is to:
- Identify and talk about the key challenges that the sector is experiencing
- Bring together experts to provide relevant advice and updates on issues
- Provide a platform for improved collaboration on issues
- Share new ideas that can be leveraged to improve the lives of the women that have become or are about to become homeless

This year's theme: Building Resilience • Surviving and Thriving

Keynote Speakers:

Madonna King
One of Australia’s most accomplished journalists and the author of nine books, including best-seller Fathers and Daughters

Dr Paula Barrett
Internationally recognised scholar, groundbreaking researcher in the field of psychology and resilience

Dr Ruth Knight
Post Doctoral Research Fellow, The Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies, QUT Business School

Kim Richards MP
Member for Redlands, Queensland Parliament. Accomplished businesswoman, community leader, and board member

Other speakers:

Nikki Chenowith
National NDIS Manager for Maxima

Lynne Hughes
Financial Counsellor – Brisbane Inner City, The Salvation Army Moneycare


Session 1: The Forum, 8.50am-12.45pm (includes coffee/tea on arrival at 8am and morning tea at 10.30am)

Session 2: Mentoring Masterclass 1-3pm (includes light lunch)

Attend the session of your choice, or book for the full day.

Map Queensland Multicultural Centre, 102 Main St, Kangaroo Point, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 4169, Brisbane Adelaide Street, Australia
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