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Fire. Flood. Earthquakes. With climate change making itself felt, the environmental challenges we face are changing rapidly – and so too are the ways people of different genders are impacted by them. Who gets to lead, and what does that mean for the climate emergency? As part of our Women at the Edge series, a panel of remarkable women working in disaster management will consider how we can take action on gender justice in disaster – and why we need to.

Join us for a thought-provoking discussion with an introduction from the Minister for Women, The Hon. Gabrielle Williams MP to launch the Gender Justice in Disaster: Inspiring Action conference, with Fire Rescue Victoria’s Commander Donna Wheatley, Commissioner for Gender Equality in the Public Sector Niki Vincent, Dr Meagan Tyler from the Centre for People, Organisation and Work at RMIT, and Cathy McGowan AO.

Presented in partnership with Women’s Health Goulburn North East


Due to Covid-19 restrictions, venue capacity is unfortunately limited. We will not be able to accommodate walk-ups or a waitlist as may have been the case in the past. Read more about our live events plan here. Check our website, follow us on social media or sign up to our e-newsletter The Wheeler Weekly for updates and any late ticket releases.

Featuring

Donna Wheatley

Donna Wheatley is a Commander with Fire Rescue Victoria. After 15 years’ service on trucks she was one of the first two women to achieve this rank in Victoria in 2018. With still less than 4% representation of women in operations within the paid fire services across the county, trail blazing c... Read more

Niki Vincent

As Commissioner, Dr Niki Vincent is responsible for overseeing implementation of the Gender Equality Act 2020 and plays a key leadership role in promoting gender equality in the Victorian community and workplaces. Dr Vincent has a wealth of experience in gender equality and organisational leadership... Read more

Cathy McGowan

Cathy came to national attention when she won the seat of Indi as an independent in 2013. The community backed her again in 2016. In 2019 Indi made Australian political history when Dr Helen Haines was elected as Indi’s second, independent woman. During her time as a politician Cathy activel... Read more

Meagan Tyler

Dr Meagan Tyler is a Senior Lecturer based in the School of Management and the Centre for People, Organisation, and Work at RMIT University, Melbourne. Her research interests include: gender inequality, violence against women, sexual exploitation, emergency management, and disaster studies. She has ... Read more

Location

The Wheeler Centre

176 Little Lonsdale Street Melbourne Victoria 3000

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