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        making a difference

Stacey Grose
Chair of The Ballarat Foundation


invites you to join us for a very special luncheon

“Women Making a Difference”


12:00 – 2:00pm

Friday, February 27


The Garden Room

Oscar’s Hotel
18 Doveton Street Sth, Ballarat


Cost $55 (incl. GST) per person
Tables of ten are available


RSVP no later than Friday, February 20, by purchasing your seats below or contact us

 If you wish us to invoice your business please email us at info@ballaratfoundation.org,  indicate the names of your guests any dietary requirements and address for invoice.

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Our Speakers

Eve Mahlab AO Chair and Founder Julie Reilly CEO
Australian Women Donors Network

The Australian Women Donors Network is an education focussed not-for-profit organisation that advocates for gender-sensitive practice within the social investment and grant-making sector.  The network also advocates for a greater investment in women and girls. Both strategies are proven models for creating more effective social investments and outcomes, which ultimately create a more equitable society for all.  Established in 2009, the growing Network consists of social investors and grant-makers who value these principles and practices, as well as supporters from government, corporate and community sectors.


Eve Mahlab AO

Eve Mahlab


Eve is the Co-Founder and Chair of the Australian Women Donors Network. She is a former President of Philanthropy Australia, and her family is part of the Jewish Funders Network. Her past experience includes being a Solicitor (Family Law), a business owner (Mahlab Group), a public company director (Westpac) and a Non Profit board member (Walter and Eliza Hall). In 1988, she was awarded the Order of Australia AO for services to government, business and the community, especially women. In 1997 Eve accepted an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from Monash University.

Eve is passionate about harnessing the talents of women in the interests of economic competitiveness and has used all her positions of influence to advocate for philanthropic and government funding through a gender lens.

Julie Reilly


Julie Reilly is the CEO of the Australian Women Donors Network. She is proud to have recently been included in Pro Bono’s inaugural list of the Not For Profit sector’s most influential people of 2014 in the inaugural IMPACT 25.

Julie has a diverse background in government, media and the social sector. She has previously coordinated international OECD conferences for both State and Federal Governments, produced a weekly television segment celebrating unsung community heroes, and won an Excellence Award for her work with the National Centre for Gender and Cultural Diversity at Swinburne University of Technology.

Julie has also worked in media and music production including as co-producer of the annual Myer Spirit of Christmas CD, which has to date raised over 7.2m for charity.  She has studied Philanthropy and Social Investment at post graduate level at  Swinburne University of Technology and has recently completed an eight year term as a Director of the Board of the Australian Childhood Foundation.

Julie is also the proud mother of two daughters who she hopes will in their lifetime, enjoy a world where women are truly seen, heard and valued.