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This event occurred on
December 2, 2012
12:00pm - 4:00pm AEDT
(UTC +11hrs)
Hawthorn, VIC

TEDx­Women events are hosted globally to live stream TEDx­Women segments from the conference in Washington, DC, and also feature local speakers.

Join us for an afternoon of inspiration and insight, and the opportunity to connect with like-minded women and men from the TEDxMelbourne community.

Swinburne ATC Building
401-451 Burwood Rd
Hawthorn, VIC, 3122
Event type:
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Speakers may not be confirmed. Check event website for more information.

Elizabeth Broderick

Elizabeth is Australia’s Federal Sex Discrimination Commissioner. She has overall responsibility for advancing gender equality in Australia. Commissioner Broderick has been a key advocate for Australia’s first national paid parental leave scheme, increasing women’s workforce participation and recognition of domestic violence as a workplace issue.

Jenny Gray

Jenny Gray is the Chief Executive Officer of Zoos Victoria. She has a background in management, transportation, engineering and ethics which provides a unique set of skills to tackle the challenges of transforming the three zoos of Zoos Victoria, Melbourne Zoo, Healesville Sanctuary and Werribee Open Range Zoo.

Jeremy Meltzer

Australian social entrepreneur, Jeremy Meltzer, started making olive oil with his father in Yellingbo, Yarra Valley, in 2004. In 2010 Jeremy established Yellingbo online as a social enterprise, by donating to UN Women with every olive oil sale. Realising the potential, he began officially partnering Yellingbo with some of the most dynamic women and girls’ development organizations in the world, including The Nike Foundation and Women for Women International.

Rimali Withana

Ramali is a Melbourne poet and spoken word performer. She has been writing for 20 years and has recently performed across venues in Melbourne.

Organizing team


Melbourne, Australia
  • Tracey Habron
    Production Manager