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We are Sydney Women's Fund

Sydney Women’s Fund invests, inspires and supports opportunities for local women and girls to thrive.

Like the women’s funds of New York, Washington, and London, Sydney Women’s Fund is supported by women who choose to give together, using their profiles, ideas, skills and resources to ensure all Sydney women and girls thrive.

Established in 2006 by first Chair of Sydney Community Foundation, Wendy McCarthy AO, Sydney Women’s Fund is Sydney Community Foundation’s most active sub-fund.

Our Patrons are Lucy Brogden and Wendy McCarthy AO. Our founding donor was successful business woman Julia Ross.

Left to right: Sydney Community Foundation Vice Patron Rosalind Strong, Sydney Women's Fund Advisory Council member Deanne Weir of the Weir-Anderson Foundation, Dame Marie Bashir AD, CVO, Sydney Women's Fund Patron Wendy McCarthy AO, Sydney Community Foundation CEO Jane Jose, Sydney Women's Fund Patron, Lucinda Brogden.  (Photo Yann le Berre)

Patrons, Sydney Women’s Fund 
Wendy McCarthy AO
Lucinda Brogden AM

Advisory Council, Sydney Women’s Fund 
Georgina Byron AM, Chair
Niki Kesoglou, Deputy Chair
Lucinda Brogden AM
Melissa Chan
Catherine Fox
Jane Jose OAM
Sophie McCarthy (Chair Sydney Community Foundation)
Joanna Ryan
Genevieve Smart
Nicky Verco

Alumni
Clare Ainsworth-Herschell 
Benedicte Colin
Marta Dusseldorp
Alice LeMessurier
Bobbi Mahlab AM
Allison O’Shea
William Smart
Rosalind Strong AM
Justine Waters
Deanne Weir
Helen Wiseman

Our Staff
Chief Executive Officer – Loredana Fyffe
Finance Manager – Roshni Anand (Maternity leave 2021-2022)
Finance Manager – Suzan Shuhaiber
Manager Be Kind Sydney – Jodie Streckeisen
Head of Communications and Partnership – Louisa Nash