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Round Table Dinner with Ms Carly Findlay

23 Oct 2019

On Thursday 21 November our Round Table Dinner will feature a keynote address from Ms Carly Findlay.

Carly Findlay is a blogger, writer, speaker and appearance activist. She challenges people’s thinking about what it’s like to have a visibly different appearance.

Earlier this year Carly released her book Say Hello: "The book is a memoir – with anecdotes from my life to date, as well as thoughts and observations on ableism, media representation and beauty privilege.”

Carly writes on disability issues for publications including ABC, Daily Life and SBS. She was named as one of Australia’s most influential women in the 2014 Australian Financial Review and Westpac 100 Women of Influence Awards. She has appeared on ABC’s You Can’t Ask That and Cyberhate with Tara Moss, and has been a regular on various ABC radio programs. You can read her writing on appearance diversity and disability at

Carly exemplifies leadership by using her voice, on her quest for equality, to influence community perceptions and call out ableism. We are interested to hear Carly’s message and insights for the corporate and business community regarding disability advocacy and representation.

Mistress of Ceremonies 
Ms Lauren Baker, a member of our Leadership Ballarat & Western Region (LBWR) Alumni, will be our special guest MC. Lauren is the Executive Manager People & Culture at McCallum Disability Services, a role she commenced whilst completing the LBWR program in 2018. For over 60 years McCallum has partnered with the community and businesses to build the capability of people living with disability. The organisation today employs 350 individuals and supports in excess of 400 families across varying aspects of everyday life including accommodation, employment and community access programs.

Leadership Ballarat & Western Region Graduation
A further highlight of this dinner will be the graduation of our 2019 LBWR program participants. We look forward to a night of discovery, leadership and celebration.

Details and RSVP

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