Our Supporters

Advocating for greater investment in women and girls through a community of gender wise philanthropists and advocates

Building on progress towards gender equity, we work in partnership with philanthropic, corporate and community leaders to strengthen society by catalysing investing in women and girls.

Our supporters invest in us by funding and giving skills, time and influence. They enable our mission of increasing philanthropic funding for women and girls, and share our vision for an equitable world where women and girls share equally in power and decision making and have equal opportunity to fulfil their potential.

Philanthropic Supporters

Pro Bono Partners

Early Philanthropic Supporters


We are honoured to have The Honourable Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO, Former Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, as its Patron-In-Chief.

Why I invest in women and girls?

Carol Schwartz AO

Carol Schwartz balcony shot (Jarrod Barnes 167 14)

Paul Wheelton AM KSJ

Paul Wheelton

Eve Mahlab AO

Eve Mahlab AO

Mim Bartlett

Mim Bartlett

Deanne Weir

Deanne Weir

Dr Catherine Brown OAM

Catherine Brown

Jo Kirk

Jo Kirk

Naomi Milgrom AC

Naomi Milgrom AC

Ian Darling AO

Ian Darling

Caitriona Fay


Jo Horgan AM

Jo Horgan

Kerry Gardner AM

Kerry Gardner

"By acknowledging the difference between males and females we can raise the bar on all philanthropy."

By supporting programs that deliberately address gender differences in their design, implementation and outcomes, you’ll be making sure that women and girls benefit from philanthropy. As investment in this kind of social change benefits everyone, you’ll be contributing to a stronger and more equitable Australia. Gender-wise principles are even more critical in international funding. This is well recognised in international development. It is absolutely crucial if we are to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals in the next 10 years to 2030 and we are determined to do all we can to support private and corporate philanthropy to maximise its impact in this pivotal decade. We have produced a suite of resources to help funders understand and apply gender-wise philanthropic practices.

With heartfelt thanks

We acknowledge the support of all the individuals that have inspired and enabled our mission.  They include Donors, Thought Leaders, Board Members, Executive Staff and Volunteers. Thank you for your commitment and generosity. 

Amanda Miller

Amida Cumming

Andrew Jackson

Anne Lovell

Annebelle King

Ashley Fairfield

Box Hill High School

Bronwyn Bate

Bruce Wolpe

Candice O’Hanessian

Carol Schwartz AO

Carolyn Munckton

Catherine Fox AM

Catherine Petterson

Cathy Scalzo

Charlotte Mills

Deanne Weir

Ella Godwin

Elyse Cook

Eve Mahlab AO

Fleur Spitzer OAM

Gene Sherman AM

Georgia Mathews

Georgia McRae

Georgina Byron

Imelda Roche AO

Jan Cochrane-Harry

Jane Martino

Janine Garner

Jill Reichstein OAM

Joanna Crawford

Julia Keady

Kathryn Fagg AO

Kristi Mansfield

Krystian Seibert

Mahima Chaudhary

Mary Crooks AO

Mary Hawkins

Minna Leunig

Nicole Robertson

Paula McLean

Rene Nathan

Robert (Bob) Wood

Sam Meers AO

Sam Mostyn AO

Seri Renkin OAM

Steven Rothfield

Sue Dahn

Suparna Bhasin

Tiziana Pittui

Toni Joel

Victor Sojo

Wendy Brooks

Wendy McCarthy AO