Program speakers


Dalit Kaplan

Founder – Storywell

Dalit is a failed lawyer who now divides her time between storytelling and impact investing.

As the founder of Storywell, Dalit delivers inspiring and interactive workshops and coaching in the art and science of storytelling to purpose-driven organisations and individuals. She believes that the path to a more humane and empathetic world is through the sharing of – and listening to – stories. She has also published essays on feminism, health, grief and intergenerational trauma and is now working on a novel.

When not storytelling or storytraining, Dalit invests in purpose driven organisations as an impact investor with Just World Investment, a family office whose goals is to use capital to create positive social and environmental change in the world. The company has a diverse portfolio, and Dalit is especially proud of key investments in the gender space such as Verve Super and in the disability sector, such as Kynd and Australian Unity’s Specialist Disability Accommodation Fund.

Dalit spent many years at university accumulating degrees, namely her BA/LLB (hon) at the University of Melbourne and her Masters in Law at the University of Chicago. She launched her legal career in commercial law at Gilbert + Tobin but eventually transitioned to refugee and family violence law until fleeing the law completely.

She also studied acting at the T Schreiber Conservatory (New York) and at HB Studio (New York) and studied storytelling and radio production with the Citylore Institute (Bronx, NY) and with the Brooklyn Brainery (Brooklyn, NY.

She has lived in Sydney, Jerusalem, Chicago, New York and now resides in Melbourne with her children, husband and tyrant-cat.