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Women in Conservation Breakfast 2022

Published 03 Mar 2022 

In celebration of International Women's Day

Bush Heritage Australia and Trust for Nature proudly presented the 11th annual Celebrating Women in Conservation Breakfast on Thursday 3 March 2022.

Attendees heard from our inspiring guest speakers Victoria McKenzie-McHarg and Linh Do to celebrate the powerfully important role that women play in the conservation sector.

Enjoy a full recording of the event below.

Celebrating Women in Conservation Breakfast 2022

Tanya HaOur host

Tanya Ha is an award-winning Australian environmental campaigner, author, broadcaster, science journalist, and sustainability researcher.  She is also a media commentator on science and environmental issues, a behaviour change researcher, and was a delegate to the Australia 2020 Summit.

Keynote speaker

Victoria McKenzie-McHarg

Women’s Environmental Leadership Australia (WELA)

Victoria McKenzie-McHargVictoria McKenzie-McHarg is the Strategic Director of WELA, an organisation dedicated to empowering, supporting, funding and diversifying women's leadership for our environment and climate action to transform Australia's response to these crises.

Victoria has led climate strategy and campaigns in Victoria and nationally over the last 15 years, including as the Climate Campaign Manager at the Australian Conservation Foundation and at Environment Victoria, as the Manager of Strategy at Bank Australia, and as the former Chair of the Climate Action Network Australia. Victoria has successfully led campaigns to stop new coal-fired power stations and replace existing ones, and to support climate and clean energy policy. Victoria is also a Steering Committee member of the Forrest Gateway to the Otways project, seeking to create a community-led climate and bushfire resilience centre in the Otway Ranges.

Supporting speaker

Linh DoLinh Do

University of Melbourne

Linh Do is passionate about climate justice and social inequality. She has spent the last decade working across advocacy and engagement, media and social enterprise. Linh is the director of the Wattle Fellowship at the University of Melbourne and a board member at Climate Action Network Australia.

In the lead up to the Paris negotiations, she served as the publisher and editor-in-chief of The Verb. There she worked with a global team to localise and humanise stories from the UN climate change negotiations. Linh was most recently Australia and Pacific lead for The Climate Reality Project, Al Gore’s climate change leadership program, and brought over 800 people together in Brisbane during Climate Week Queensland.

Linh has worked with a wide array of individuals from high school students to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and the Reuters Foundation. She is a co-founder of the technology start-up OurSay, formerly led the community organising program at the Australian Conservation Foundation and has worked with World Wildlife Fund (WWF) on communicating policy.

Tickets and donations

Your ticket fee goes towards the conservation work of Trust for Nature and Bush Heritage Australia. As not for profit organisations, we rely greatly on donations from supporters. Please consider making a donation to Trust for Nature and Bush Heritage Australia.

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