Women of Influence Evening 2021

Women of Influence Evening 2021

On Monday night we welcomed back to school Catherine Livingstone AO (’72) and Natasha Luschwitz (’98) to share their remarkable careers and join with us on International Women’s Day.

Catherine is the current Chair of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Saluda Medical Pty Ltd and Chancellor of UTS. She has had an illustrious career, with extensive business, finance and executive leadership experience, and has contributed to the development of Australia’s banking, telecommunications, science, technology and innovation sectors.

Natasha is the Executive Director of Strategic Coordination in the Department of Premier and Cabinet. She was awarded the 2021 Public Service Medal for emergency crisis management for her role in the 2019-20 Bushfire Crisis and COVID-19 Taskforce.

Hosted by our remarkable Year 12 students, with panel questions facilitated by Knowledge and Learning Strategist Liz Green, our Women of Influence shared with us inspirational and insightful stories about their careers and life since leaving school. We were thrilled to have questions submitted from those online as well as those on site, including a Year 7 student who courageously put up her hand twice!

We are also immensely grateful to Hattie Dalton (’90), who was unable to join us remotely on the evening due to difficulties with our connection. Hattie is a BAFTA Award-winning film and theatre writer and director.

With more than 330 registrations for onsite and online participation in this event, our community of students, parents, staff and ex-students raised $5,025 for the Loreto Normanhurst Bursary Fund. We are honoured to provide bursaries to eighteen of our students and thank our school community for your generous support.

Ms Liane Giuliano

Director of Philanthropy and Community Engagement