Cathy Scalzo

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Cathy Scalzo

Board Member

Cathy is CEO of the Scalzo Family Office and Trustee of the Grace and Emilio Foundation. Cathy and her family care deeply about gender equality and apply a gender lens to their social investments. They fund a number of philanthropic and impact investment initiatives that support women and girls including Women’s Property Initiatives, inspire,  Good Return’s Impact Investment Fund and the Trade Finance Vehicle supporting women’s enterprises and menstrual health in the Pacific.

Cathy is a SheEO activator, panel member of the Impact Readiness Growth Grant, Deputy Chair of the West Melbourne Economic Development Alliance, board member of ygap and the Impact Club and Chair of Kids in Philanthropy. Cathy was previously General Counsel of Scalzo Foods, one of Australia’s largest privately owned food businesses and has worked as a senior associate at Allens specialising in workplace, anti-discrimination and anti-harassment laws and at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Quick facts about Cathy Scalzo

Inspired by

the women in my family who were denied the opportunity to meet their full potential and my daughter

Driven by

the desire to ensure that every girl, no matter where she lives, has the opportunity to determine her own future

Actions I Take

using all the skills and resources I have to support those who work tirelessly to build a safer and more equitable world for women and girls

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