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Generation Women Sydney: Revolution!

The theme of the show will be “Revolution”

Last updated: 9 November 2022

We’ve been delighting audiences in Australia for the past four years, sharing stories about our past experiences but this month, we want to bring you stories about the past, present and future. We’re inviting our line-up of storytelling superstars to share a tale of a time they succeeded in making change, or are walking the walk or simply inspire us with a vision they have about a better future. Join us this month in Sydney to hear stories that will reignite your ambition to think boldly and do big stuff.

Line up

Team 20s: Chantel Bakac is a social work student and the Australian Youth Advocate for Mental Health at Headspace. She was also awarded finalist in the 7News Young Achiever Awards. Chantel is the Coordinator for St Vinnies mentoring program for disadvantaged children and she represented Australia at the International Mental Health Conference.

Team 30s: Martha Gouniai is a resilient, high impact go getter. She launched environmental and agricultural youth mentoring programs in Broken Hill, ran her own yoga studio catered to farmers and isolated communities and now works to empower the lives of youth with disabilities and disadvantage through sailing.

Team 40s: Vashti Whitfield is a globally-acclaimed coach and speaker, sought-after resilience and mindset expert, documentary maker, and published author. As a true alchemist, after the death of her husband, Vashti chose to convert her own tragic loss into a catalyst to educate and inspire millions of people around the world. Vashti now collaborates and works alongside inspiring individuals and an ever-growing global community on how to harness human potential through purpose, passion and potential.

Team 50s: Kat Henaway a descendent of the Mer and Mua peoples of the Torres Strait Islands. She is an Indigenous entrepreneur and founding director of Women’s Business, a company that amplifies Women of Colour in leadership. She is also Indigenous Advisor for Women for Election Australia and Women & Leadership Australia. Currently working as an Indigenous Business Advisor for the NSW Government, she advises businesses on the multi-billion dollar Inland Rail project.

Team 60s: Jane Caro is a novelist, author, commentator and award winning advertising writer. She has published ten books, including a memoir, Plain-Speaking Jane, as well as Just a Girl and Just a Queen. Jane appears frequently on Q&A, The Drum, Sunrise and Weekend Sunrise.

Team 80s: Eva Cox AO is a long time social activist, starting as a refugee from Hitler. She is an Austrian-born Australian writer, feminist, sociologist, social commentator and activist.

This special show has been curated in partnership with Eva Cox AO

Generation Women is an award-winning cross-generational storytelling night founded in New York in 2017, Sydney in 2018, and Melbourne in 2020. Each month, six women of note read an original piece on a theme. Of those women, one is in her 20s, her 30s, her 40s, her 50s, her 60s, and her 70s+.

Hosted by Alice Brennan, Produced by Brooke Farmer & Donna Logue, Hopepunk Productions. Created by Georgia Clark.