Our Advisors

Our EmpowerGirl™ Advisors are passionate individuals who share our worldview and believe that every Australian girl should have the chance to fulfil her potential. They bring broad experiences across a range of professional backgrounds including Business, Technology, Government, Education and the Media.

Fiona Hudson

Fiona is an award-winning journalist at Australia’s top-selling newspaper, the Herald Sun. During a two-decade career she has held diverse roles including Europe Bureau Chief, Assistant Editor at the Sunday Herald Sun, iPad app and mobile Website Editor and City Editor.

Jacqueline Woodcock

Jacqueline is a highly accomplished Account Executive at Radio 3AW, with broad expertise across radio advertising, marketing and sponsorship. Jaqueline successfully produced the multi-award-winning drive time sports show, “Sports Today” for over a decade. Jacqueline is a strong supporter of women in the media.

Dr Allan Wain

Allan is a global infrastructure development expert and a strategic advisor to government leaders in the Middle East and the United States. He has worked in key roles for major Australian companies, including BHP Billiton (Chief Economist) and KPMG and Hastings Funds Management. Dr Wain is an LWP Fellow at Harvard University and author of various Harvard Law School publications, including “Infrastructure: Doing What Matters,” which examines issues relating to diversity and gender equality within the infrastructure industry.

Terry Sinclair

Terry is a global leader in business development, with a key focus on digital technology. He is a trusted advisor on digital technology to various Australian state governments and is also an experienced ASX Director.

Neil Young

Neil is a senior practitioner and litigator at Kabo Lawyers. He has broad experience spanning over thirty years across most areas of commercial and property law, dispute resolution, due diligence, and family law.

Thank You …

They say that knowledge is power and EmpowerGirl is the result of many hours of research and collaboration. We are deeply grateful to all the many girls who have helped EmpowerGirl take shape by candidly sharing their hopes, fears and dreams for the future. The same is true for all the mums, educational experts, psychologists and female leaders we have met with. They have provided valuable advice, connections, shared stories and most of all – inspiration. A special thank you to Tess Nobile, Lina Hanne and Diana Coverdale who generously provided an incredible amount of advice, support and encouragement over the last two years