Our Circle of Leaders

Marta Dusseldorp, Actress

(Sydney Community Foundation)

Award-winning actress Marta Dusseldorp's career spans more than two decades, her resume teeming with highlights from both the stage and screen. Her film credits include Paradise Road, Praise, Innocence and Burning Man. On the small screen Marta is currently filming the highly anticipated fourth season of A Place to Call Home for Foxtel, she recently finished filming Janet King, Season 2, for which she plays the title role, and the Jack Irish Series both for the ABC. Marta starred in the previous three Jack Irish telemovies - Bad Debts, Black Tide and Dead Point, as well as Devil’s Dust, Blackjack telemovies, Hell Has Harbour Views, After the Deluge and A Place to Call Home seasons 1 to 3 for Seven. Marta won the 2015 AACTA Award for Best Lead Actress in a Television Drama for season 1 of Janet King.  She also has a wealth of experience on stage, including being a member of the STC Actor's Company from which she received a Helpmann award for her role in Shakespeare's War of the Roses.

Rosie Waterland, Author

(Sydney Women's Fund)


Rosie Waterland is an author, columnist, host, sort-of comedian and screenwriter.

Her irreverent brand of humour has been applied to topics including feminism, pop culture, body image, television and more. Rosie’s first book, The Anti Cool Girl, published by HarperCollins in 2016, was a critically acclaimed national bestseller, shortlisted for an Indie Book Award and two Australian Book Industry Awards, including best biography and best new writer of the year. The Anti Cool Girl sold over 45,000 copies in its first five months in stores, and Rosie’s highly anticipated second book will be published in 2017.