Program speakers


Julie Reilly OAM


Julie is passionate about growing philanthropy for women and girls. She has worked across government, corporate, NFP, the university sector and in media, winning an Excellence Award for her work in gender at Swinburne University of Technology, Pro Bono’s IMPACT 25 Award in 2014 and, in 2017, was named Herald Sun’s 50 Women in Victoria You Should Know.  


Julie has undertaken a Churchill Fellowship to study global strategies for growing philanthropy for women and girls and currently holds Advisory Board roles with Perpetual Foundation, Canadian based For a and MECCA’s M-Power Program.  For 25 years she co-produced Myer’s annual Spirit of Christmas CD which raised over 8.5m for charity.  


In 2021 Julie was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia for services to the charitable sector.