LiftOff Scholarship Fundraising Luncheon


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WOW Women and the Community Fund Goulburn Valley are continuing their partnership in helping our young regional women pursue their dream of tertiary education, through the Liftoff Scholarship Fundraising Luncheon.

Help us make this year the biggest it’s ever been so we can help young women, believe, achieve and succeed. This event has successfully provided seven scholarships over the last three years, it is our passion and belief that only through education can we encourage, inspire, strengthen and nurture our next generation to create the ultimate females of the future.

This is an incredible opportunity to network with your local community of women by showing your support for your community and the young women who will shape our future.

Be part of this momentous occasion by attending the WOW day for women.  
Help us to empower our young women by giving them the gift of achieving their dreams of further education.



Renowned for the courage of her convictions, passion for social justice, and commitment to equality, she also has a wicked sense of humour.

Currently, she works as a columnist for Fairfax, presentation trainer for Outspoken Women and the Australian Film, Television and Radio School, and media trainer at Spicer Communications. She appears regularly as a commentator on ABC TV and Channel 9.

Tracey has written, produced and presented documentaries for NGOs in Bangladesh, Kenya, Uganda, Papua New Guinea, and India, and the National Breast Cancer Foundation in Australia. She is an Ambassador for ActionAid, World Vision, NSW Cancer Council, QUT’s Learning Potential Fund and SISTER2sister, and Patron of the Pancreatic Cancer Alliance.

Her essays have appeared in dozens of books including Women of Letters, She’s Having a Laugh, Father Figures, Unbreakable, and Bewitched & Bedevilled: Women Write the Gillard Years, while her TEDx Talk, The Lady Stripped Bare, has attracted more than 2.5 million views.

The 50-year-old is the co-founder and national convenor of Women in Media, a nationwide mentoring and networking group, backed by the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance.

Her first book, The Good Girl Stripped Bare, became a bestseller within weeks of publication in April 2017.

Also hear from our WOW Guest Panelists on how our local movers and shakers have
leveraged self-belief for success!


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Danni Whitaker

Danni Whitaker has no greater pleasure than having the opportunity to change women’s lives through women’s fitness on a daily basis.  As a young 19 year old she was introduced into the world of women’s fitness while working at a small Fernwood club, Personal Training whilst she completed a Bachelor of Applied Science at Deakin University.

Danni’s success has come from building a strong team, committing to coaching daily and ensuring she has the right people on her bus that have the same goals and visions

As a mother of 2 children, she knows all too well the constraints women face, however believes when there is passion and a clear goal anything can be achieved. 

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Jacqui Brauman

Jacqui Brauman is the principal solicitor at TBA Law. Accredited Specialist in Wills and Estate, Jacqui’s career of over 10 years in the legal industry has given her the practical experience in the issues effecting Victorians.

Jacqui has written and published ‘In Case of Emergency’, a practical guide for young families in the case of injury or death, and ‘Death and Social Media, a guide to your digital estate planning. Jacqui has also written for Pro-advisor, the Australian Property Place, Mouths of Mums, and an audio and paper on Rural Succession Planning for the Television Education Network.

Jacqui is a member of the Law Institute of Victoria, the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, Rotary, Her Business, Business in Heels, the UN Women National Committee Australia, and Professional Speakers Australia 


Lisa McKenzie

Lisa is a change leader committed to improving equity, access and opportunity in her community and has been at the forefront of many collaborative initiatives in the Goulburn Valley. 

Lisa has served as a committee member and chair of many local organisations and played a key role in establishing RiverConnect; The Shepparton Foodshare; the Sampson Leadership Trust; and Lift-Off Scholarship fund as well as the Lighthouse Project.

She is currently Chair of the Lift Off Scholarship Advisory Committee and a member of the La Trobe University Regional Advisory Board.





DATE Sunday 6 May 2018 TIME 10.00 – 2.00pm (doors open at 9.30am)
VENUE GV Hotel VALUE All inclusive day with Lunch and beverage included
TICKETS $99 per ticket
$79.20 WOW Member Price
$149 Mother & Daughter Ticket
$880 Table of Ten
$850 Corporate Tables
BOOKINGS Purchase Tickets on Eventbrite

Ticket sales end on the 5 May 2018

Book Your Tickets Download the Brochure


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