Empowering Women, Changing Lives – 6th Annual Parliament House Breakfast

Loading Events
This event has passed.

Please join The Hon Catherine Cusack MLC for the
6th Annual Parliament House Breakfast:


Wednesday, 25 September 2019

7.15am for 7.30am
Strangers Dining Room, Parliament House,
Macquarie Street, Sydney

Featuring our keynote speaker,
Sam Mostyn,
Chair of Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety (ANROWS).

Beyond the Gates:
Supporting imprisoned women affected by violence

With MC for the morning,
Lenore Taylor,
Editor-in-chief of The Guardian Australia

Tickets are $75 + GST and fees

About Sam Mostyn

Sam Mostyn, ANROWS, Australian Women Donors Network, AFL Commission, AFL Women's League, Sydney Swans, Mirvac, Transurban, Centre for Policy Development, Sydney Women's Fund, Sydney Community Foundation, Keeping Women out of prison

Sam Mostyn is non-executive director and sustainability adviser, with a long history of governance roles across business, sport, the arts, policy, diversity, indigenous and women’s affairs, and the not-for-profit sectors. Her corporate roles have encompassed purpose, culture and human resources, corporate and government affairs, community engagement and sustainability.

Sam is Chair of ANROWS, and also Chairs the Australian Women Donors Network. She has long championed gender equality, and was the first woman appointed to the AFL Commission. In that role she contributed to the work on policies for the inclusion of women at all levels of the game, and the introduction of the Respect & Responsibility Policy. She was an advocate for the creation of the AFL Women’s League and was the 2018 AFLW Cup Ambassador.

Sam is also the Chair of Citi Australia, Carriageworks, the GO Foundation (founded by Adam Goodes and Michael O’Loughlin to provide education scholarships to Indigenous students), the Foundation for Young Australians and Ausfilm. She is also a non-executive director at Mirvac, Transurban, the Centre for Policy Development and the Sydney Swans.


Can’t attend but would like to help?

If you are unable to attend but would like to help, please support our work by making an online donation to Sydney Community Foundation’s KWOOP sub-fund.

Funds raised as part of this year’s Breakfast will be donated to the Success Works Program through Dress for Success, Sydney. The Success Works Program supports women affected by the criminal justice system in their journey to employment. It offers career support workshops, coaching, resume assistance, peer support and job placement.


KWOOP, Sydney Women's Fund, Sydney Community Foundation, Women in Prison sydney, Sam Mostyn, ANROWS, AFL, Sydney Swans, AFL Womens League, Keeping Women Out of Prison

About the Keeping Women Out of Prison Coalition (KWOOP)

The KWOOP Coalition comprises individuals and organisations: service providers, philanthropic, not for profit, universities and women with lived experience of the criminal justice system. It is a strategic partnership between Sydney Community Foundation and its Sydney Women’s Fund; Community Restorative Centre (CRC) through The Miranda Project; Dress for Success Sydney; SHINE for Kids; Women’s Justice Network; Zonta Club of Sydney; Australian Centre for Public and Population Health Research UTS; Corrective Services NSW; Justice NSW; and UNSW School of Social Sciences.

The KWOOP‘s vision is for better outcomes for women and children affected by the criminal justice system. Its purpose is to influence systems, policy and practice in order to reduce the number of women in prison and to minimise the impacts on their families and children. The KWOOP provides an independent authoritative voice and targeted support based on evidence and expertise.

The Keeping Women Out of Prison Coalition is a sub-fund of the Sydney Community Foundation. If you can’t attend the Breakfast, you can still make a donation to support our work.

If you want to hear more about KWOOP, please email us at KWOOP@sydneycommunityfoundation.org.au