Congratulations Sam Mostyn AO!

The Age article, 26 Jan 2021

On Australia Day 2021 Sam Mostyn was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for her services to business and sustainability, to the community and to women. #Honours2021

We offer our heartfelt congratulations to our brilliant Chair on being awarded this honour, so well deserved for her incredible sustained advocacy and strategic action for gender equality, indigenous rights and climate action.

Speaking at our recent 2020 Gender-wise Event, Evolution, Sam noted:

“… these things matter to us as a prosperous, engaged, contemporary society that values every citizen and these issues about women can become determinative of great leadership…

…enforcing the fact that our expectations about removing discrimination and barriers for women, and applying a gender lens to our giving to make us a better society, is something we should all be prepared to advocate for – men and women.

And often we understand that it is the best path – the most efficient path to a prosperous Australia –  that can then take care of a lot of other issues that are going to really beset us in the economy that lies ahead.” – Sam Mostyn AO

Australians Investing in Women congratulates the many award nominees, finalists and recipents across the nation. 2021 marks the first time that all four key Australia Day Awards went to women!

More than 840 Australians were recognised with 36.78% of this year’s awards going to women. A heartfelt thank you to all the extraordinary and inspiring women that have served and shaped Australia. We are heartened by this recognition of women’s role in strengthening society but there is more work to be done for greater gender equality.

L-R: Australian of the Year – Grace Tame; Senior Australian of the Year – Miriam-Rose Ungunmerr-Baumann; Young Australian of the Year – Isobel Marshall; Australia’s Local Hero – Rosemary Kariuki (Source: https://www.facebook.com/AustralianoftheYear/)

Share with others

Research

A Home of One's Own: philanthropic and social sector solutions for women’s housing

Solving the homelessness crisis for older women and single mothers across Australia Media Release, 5 October 2022: A new report has highlighted the heightened risk of homelessness for older women...
News

Professor Doug Hilton AO joins Australians Investing in Women Board

Image: Professor Doug Hilton AO Australians Investing in Women has appointed a new board member, Professor Doug Hilton AO. Doug is the Director of WEHI, a leading Australian medical research...

Investing in women and girls: to end homelessness we need a plan #HW2022

Homelessness Week runs from August 1-7 and aims to raise awareness of the causes and impacts of homelessness via national and local events and campaigns. The theme for this year’s...
Article

Investing in First Nations women and girls #NAIDOC2022

Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! with First Nations women and girls to amplify their voices and narrow the gap between aspiration and reality, good intentions and outcomes. We encourage funders to set their intention for how their giving impacts First Nations women and girls. Consider supporting the featured initiatives and take action.