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September's Remarkable Women: Melanne Verveer

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Meet our next remarkable woman: Jane Milburn

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Meet our host: Lynne Foley, OAM

“I channel my energy into influencing and supporting each woman I meet to be empowered to reach her aspirations. I intend my legacy to be the contribution I make to achieving gender equality, through opening doors to education for women and girls.”

An exciting motivational speaker, Lynne Foley, OAM, is passionate about leaving her audience with new ideas, thoughts and challenges and full of confidence to break through personal and professional barriers. She works professionally by facilitating leadership programs for individuals and organizations whose mission is to empower women and men through personal and leadership development. Lynne is an accredited and highly respected executive coach, speaker, consultant and educator, gaining her experience through successful executive leadership, consulting, board chair and director roles. As chair of the Zonta Spirit Working Group, Lynne implements the organization’s global strategy to meet the leadership needs of members, clubs and districts  facilitates at conferences and workshops.

Meet Jane Milburn

After agricultural science and leadership study applied to a career in rural communications and advocacy, Jane Milburn navigated a unique pathway to influence change in how we dress. As the founder of Textile Beat and author of Slow Clothing: Finding Meaning in What We Wear, Jane believes in regenerating our agency in the closet by being empowered with skills, knowledge and desire to assemble a wardrobe of garments that we want to wear and know how to keep in service for longer. These actions help drive systemic change and create financial, ecological health and well-being benefits.

Jane is a trained permaculture teacher, a 2019 Churchill Fellow and was awarded an Order of Australia Medal for service to fashion sustainability in 2022.