In celebration of International Women’s Day, Trust for Nature (Victoria) and Bush Heritage Australia invite you to join the 10th annual Celebrating Women in Conservation Virtual Breakfast on Thursday 4 March 2021.
Having shared a challenging 2020 with the devastating Black Summer Fires and the global pandemic, this virtual event will explore how connection to Country and people can help us stay resilient through crisis recovery.
Meet our special guest speakers Keelen Mailman OAM and Melia Benn to celebrate yourself, your colleagues, and women in conservation.
Keelen Mailman OAM is a Bidjara woman. She became the first Aboriginal woman to run a commercial cattle station at age 30 when she took over Mt Tabor, two hours from Augathella on the black soil plains of western Queensland. Mt Tabor is in the heartland of Bidjara country and is the place where Keelen’s ancestors left their marks on caves and rock walls over 10,000 years ago.
Melia Benn is a descendant of the Mamu and Gunggandii peoples. Melia was called to the Bar in 2018 and is one of only two First Nation women at the Bar in Queensland.
A ticket to this event comes with a breakfast recipe and demonstration video from Elizabeth Chong AM. We encourage you to join the event on Thursday 4 March with your delicious breakfast in front of you!
Master of Ceremonies
Tanya Ha is an award-winning Australian environmental campaigner, author, broadcaster, science journalist, and sustainability researcher. She is also a media commentator on science and environmental issues, a behaviour change researcher, and was a delegate to the Australia 2020 Summit.