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Clementine Ford

Clementine Ford is a writer, feminist and public speaker from Melbourne. She writes a twice weekly column for Fairfax's Daily Life, discussing pop culture, feminism, politics and issues affecting Australian women. Clementine can sometimes be heard on ABC 774. She is a frequent contributor to ABC's The Drum and an occasional guest on Channel Nine's Mornings. Above all, she is passionate about creating a world in which women experience real equality, real respect and real change. Clementine enjoys wine, cheese and the collected works of Connie Britton.

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Fenella Kernebone

Fenella is a television and radio presenter and producer, MC, interviewer and writer. She hosts By Design on RN as well as The Sound Lab on Triple J. From 2010 to 2011, Fenella hosted Art Nation on ABC TV and presented and produced on the previous arts show, Sunday Arts. Prior to that, she was one of the hosts and film reviewers of The Movie Show on SBS TV.

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Jane Caro

Jane is an author, novelist, journalist, broadcaster, columnist, advertising writer and media and social commentator. She has published five books including The F Word; How we Learned to Swear by Feminism (co-authored with Catherine Fox) and a novel Just a Girl. She is currently working on the sequel, Just a Queen to be published in 2015. Jane writes regular monthly columns for several publications and appears regularly on Weekend Sunrise, Studio10 and Mornings on Channel 9 and the Gruen Transfer.

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Kylie Kwong

Kylie is well known as the proprietor of the celebrated Billy Kwong restaurant in inner-city Sydney, and as a passionate advocate of sustainable food and ethical eating. Her restaurant uses locally grown, organic and biodynamic produce with a major focus on Australian native bush foods. Kylie is the author of six books – Kylie Kwong's Simple Chinese Cooking Class, It Tastes Better, My China, Simple Chinese Cooking, Heart and Soul and Recipes and Stories – and presenter of three television series that have aired internationally.

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Larissa Behrendt

Larissa Behrendt is the Professor of Law and Director of Research at the Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning at the University of Technology, Sydney. She has published numerous textbooks on Indigenous legal issues, is a member of the Academy of Arts and Sciences and a founding member of the Australian Academy of Law. Her most recent book is Indigenous Australia for Dummies. Larissa also wrote and directed the feature film, Innocence Betrayed.

Larissa won the 2002 David Uniapon Award and a 2005 Commonwealth Writer's Prize for her novel Home. Her second novel, Legacy, was released in October 2009. Larissa is Chair of the Bangarra Dance Theatre and a board member of NSW Museums and Galleries. She is the Ambassador of the Guwara Aboriginal Campus at St. Andrew's Cathedral School in Sydney and a board member of the Sydney Story Factory, a literacy program in Redfern. She was awarded the 2009 NAIDOC Person of the Year award and 2011 NSW Australian of the Year.

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Libbi Gorr

'Chrissy urged me to be confident in unapologetic individuality. I will always cherish Chrissy's touch on my world. Life has a way of providing the most unexpected and precious of mentors.'

Libbi is an author, broadcaster, creative and producer and had a previous life as Elle McFeast. She first met Chrissy Amphlett in the 90s as McFeast in Live and Sweaty, the iconic sports tonight show at Boggo Road Gaol in Queensland. the Divinyls jailhouse rocked with I Touch Myself. Chrissy then appeared in the McFeast special 'Breasts'. Libbi endeavors to put Chrissy's spirit into play with all younger female artists who come her way – to be generous, unpretentious and above all, authentic.

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Nareen Young

Nareen has specialised in women's and diversity employment since the early 1990s. She is currently Diversity Strategy Manager for Westpac Group, specialising in flexible work and careers. In 2012, she was awarded the top honour for diversity in the Inaugural Westpac/Australian Financial Review Women of Influence Awards and was named as one of Australia's Top 20 Influential Women of 2012 by Daily Life magazine. Nareen is a Board member of Netball Australia, Indigenous Business Australia and the Institute for Cultural Diversity.

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Nell Schofield

Nell works as the Sydney Campaign Coordinator with Lock The Gate, a national alliance that stands beside Australian communities in their fight against coal and gas. Best known for her role in the original Aussie cult classic Puberty Blues, Nell has worked as a TV presenter with CNN, Channel 9, ABC and Showtime. She once had a fibroid adenoma removed from her left breast and has touched herself regularly ever since.

Twitter: @nellevision

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Rahni Sadler

Rahni is a senior reporter at Seven's flagship current affairs program Sunday Night. In the early nineties Rahni studied politics at Sydney University, with a view to making a career in political journalism. She began her television career at Win TV Canberra, before joining the Seven Network in its Federal Parliamentary Bureau. After five years in Canberra she moved to Seven's Sydney newsroom before making her way to Los Angeles. During seven years in LA Rahni covered an extraordinary range of stories from Hurricane Katrina to the Academy Awards and the election of Barack Obama. In 2009, Rahni accepted a position with Seven's top rating Sunday Night program. She has twice been recognised by the National Press Club and in 2011 was the recipient of the Victor Chang award for excellence in cardiovascular journalism.

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Robin Mcleavy

Robin's career as an actor includes film, television and theatre in Australia and the US. Robin is a series regular on the hit US show Hell On Wheels for AMC. In 2009 Robin played 'Stella' opposite Cate Blanchett's 'Blanche' and Joel Edgerton's 'Stanley' in A Streetcar Named Desire directed by screen legend Liv Ullmann. The play opened at the Sydney Theatre Company before moving to the Kennedy Center in Washington DC and then to BAM in New York where she won the Helen Hayes Award for Best Supporting Actress. Robin can next be seen in the Australian thriller Back Track starring opposite Adrien Brody.

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Tanya Plibersek

Tanya studied communications at university. After graduating, she worked in the Domestic Violence Unit of the NSW Ministry for the Status and Advancement of Women and earned a Master of Politics and Public Policy at Macquarie University. Tanya was elected to the Australian Parliament as the Federal Member for Sydney at the 1998 federal election. Following the election of the Labor Government in 2007, Tanya has held the portfolios of Housing, the Status of Women, Human Services and Social Inclusion. Tanya was the Minister for Health when Chrissy passed. On 14th October 2013, following the election of the Abbott Government, she was elected to serve as the Deputy Leader of the Opposition.

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Van Badham

Van is a columnist for Guardian Australia, a social justice activist, MC, critic, novelist and theatremaker. The first live band she ever saw was the Divinyls at Sydney's State Theatre in 1990.

You can follow her on twitter @vanbadham.

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Mrs Woog

Mrs Woog can be found in the laundry, folding laundry, sorting laundry and dropping off the dry cleaning. She is a procrastinator, disorganised, avoider of conflict, scared of technology, an excellent interpretive dancer, an average cook and an obsessive writer.

During her waking hours, Mrs. Woog ferries the kids around in the car while drinking takeaway coffees and yelling at talkback radio. She is also a columnist for The Hoopla, a regular on Channel 7's The Daily Edition and the editor of the popular blog WoogsWorld.

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