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Julie Reilly OAM

Chief Executive Officer

Julie Reilly is the CEO of Australians Investing in Women and is passionate about sharing the benefits of investing in women and girls through philanthropy and social investment. She was recognised for her impact in this work in Pro Bono’s inaugural IMPACT 25 Awards. Prior to leading Australians Investing in Women, Julie’s diverse experience spanned government, corporate, NFP, university and media roles. She has co-ordinated international OECD conferences, won an Excellence Award for her work with the National Centre for Gender and Cultural Diversity at Swinburne University and in 2017 was named in the Herald Sun’s 50 Women in Victoria You Should Know.

Julie has studied Philanthropy and Social Investment and has served on NFP and philanthropic boards. She currently holds Advisory Board roles with the Perpetual Foundation, Canadian based G(irls)20, and MECCA’s M-Power Program. Julie was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to study global strategies for increasing giving to women and girls and in 2018 travelled to the U.S, U.K and Europe to undertake this research. With her husband, Lindsay Field, she co-produced Myer’s annual Spirit of Christmas CD which, over 25 years, raised more than 8.5m for charity.  Julie is most proud of co-producing two intelligent, independent, capable, compassionate daughters.

Julie was awarded a Medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday 2021 Honours List.  This award recognised Julie’s service to the community through charitable organisations.

Quick facts about Julie Reilly OAM

Inspired by

Ruth Bader-Ginsberg and her incredible resilience and intelligent determination.

Driven by

the deep conviction that if funders do actually see issues through a gender lens it will lead to funding that brings us closer to gender equality

Actions I Take

perpetually ask questions, and encourage discussions, that enhance understanding of how a gender lens might inform better funding solutions

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Julie Reilly OAM

Chief Executive Officer
Julie Reilly

Elle Spring

Communications & Engagement Manager
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Sam Mostyn AO

Chair
Sam Mostyn

Joyce Teo

Operations Manager
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Jill Reichstein OAM

Co-founder and Deputy Chair
Jill Reichstein

Doug Hilton AO

Board Member
Doug Hilton