8th Annual Maybanke Lecture 2021

///8th Annual Maybanke Lecture 2021

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Please join us for the 8th Annual Maybanke Lecture

Why threats to decent work are undermining our democracies

Presented by
Sharan Burrow AC


Wednesday, 15 June 2021
5.00pm for 5.30pm – 7.00pm

NSW Teachers Federation Auditorium and Conference Centre
37 Reservoir Street, Surry Hills 2010
$40.00 (plus Booking Fee)

A zoom link is available if you are unable to attend in person.
Link will be provided on registration and is open from 5.15, please email rtstrong@bigpond.net.au with your booking receipt.


Book Your Seat Here


About Sharan Burrow AC 

Sharan Burrow AC is General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation, representing 207 million workers in 163 countries and territories with 331 national affiliates.

A passionate advocate and campaigner for social justice, women’s rights, the environment and labour law reforms, Sharan has led union negotiations on major economic reforms and labour rights campaigns in her home country of Australia and globally.

Sharan’s global roles include being a Board Member of the UN Global Compact, Panel Member of UN Secretary General’s High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment, Vice-Chair of the B Team, Commissioner for the New Climate Economy, Ambassador for the Food and Land Use Coalition, Chair of the Just Transition Centre and Member of the WEF Global Future Council on the Future of Production. In both 2016 and 2018, Sharan was co-chair of the WEF Annual Meetings in Davos.

Now that Sharan is based in Brussels, this will be a rare opportunity to hear her speak publicly in Australia.


Past Maybanke Lectures: 

2019 Lecture – ‘Reflections on Maybanke’s life and advocacy: What might we have to say to each other across the years’ by Dame Marilyn Waring DNZM.

2018 Lecture – ‘Protecting Children and Empowering Women – Historic and contemporary issues of Aboriginal child removal’ by Professor Larissa Behrendt.

2017 Lecture – ‘Self-care sits at the heart of women’s suffrage’ by Elizabeth Broderick AO.

2016 Lecture – ‘Forsaking All Others: Women, Marriage, and the Struggle for Equal Citizenship’ by Helen Irving.

2015 Lecture – ‘A Crack in the Lens: Women Working for Women’ by Lucinda Brogden.

​2014 Lecture – ‘Early Childhood Education in Australia’ by Dr Susan Feez & Professor Margaret Sims.

2013 Lecture – ‘From Suffragettes to CyberFems by Adele Horin


About The Maybanke Fund

The Maybanke Fund honours the work of Maybanke Anderson, writer, leader, feminist, early childhood education pioneer and promoter of the rights of women and children in Australia.

The Maybanke Fund connects its community of donors with organisations working to reduce social inequality through education, women’s advocacy and social reform – causes that continue to be as important in the 21st century as they were for Maybanke in 1893.

You can make a difference by donating to The Maybanke Fund. Your donation today helps build the Fund for tomorrow and also provides the Maybanke Anderson Award for Indigenous students in Education, at Macquarie University.

Make your donation to The Maybanke Fund and help keep Maybanke’s legacy alive.


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