Advisory Board

The role of the 100 Women Advisory Board is to provide strategic direction and leadership to 100 Women and to assure the delivery of the vision which is ‘to ignite women’s philanthropy through the power of collective giving to advance the empowerment of all women’.  All Advisory Board members act in a voluntary capacity (no one derives an income from member donations).

Meet the members that form the Advisory Board.  Here we tell you about our motivations behind joining 100 Women.








Alicia Curtis: Chair
Alicia Curtis is the founder of Alyceum, a successful leadership development company and is a regular keynote speaker.  She has a Masters in Business Leadership and was recognised in AFR’s 100 Women of Influence List in 2014.

After reading Half the Sky, I was compelled to start an initiative that created real change for women and girls which also brought together women who wanted to make a difference in the world.  I didn’t want to start another project based women’s organisation as there are many great organisations out there already.  I wanted to start a project that was going to be an income source for women’s projects.  That’s how the 100 Women initiative came about!







Grace Mugabe: Treasurer

Grace is a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) who runs a Financial Empowerment Consultancy.  She has extensive financial, analytical and accounting experience ranging from small business to industry leading multi-national corporations.  Her passion is to empower women in small business to better manage their finances and understand the financial health of their organisations enabling strategic decision making.

Grace also enjoys working with a number of not-for-profit organisations and communities by running Financial Literacy workshops at both board level and with local communities.  Given her passion for empowering other women, it is only natural that she sits on the board of Ishar Multicultural Women’s Health Centre where is she is the Chairperson of the Audit and Finance committee.

I believe that when women from all walks of life put their money together it can make a life changing difference to other women and girls around the world and that collective giving truly highlights that every dollar counts.








Kristy Rodwell: Advisory Board Member

Kristy Rodwell is a Senior Grants Development Officer at Lotterywest.  She has worked across many industries in the corporate, government and not-for-profit sectors. She has a Bachelor of Business Manager, a Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance and Investment and a Masters in Social Investment and Philanthropy. Kristy chairs the Grants Subcommittee for 100 Women.

I am a passionate social investor.  Investing in women and girls is proven as the smart thing to do to contribute effectively to sustained economic growth and development.  What excites me about 100 Women is the passion and thoughtfulness that is shared in a collective grant making process, with powerful outcomes that could not be achieved as individuals.  100 Women provides education, friendship and inspiring experiences, all in the pursuit of making a positive change in the lives of women and girls both here and abroad.






Carol Yiannopoulos: Advisory Board Member

Carol has over 20 years’ experience in the financial services industry, during which time she took a special interest in assisting women in developing their long term financial solutions.  She has also worked closely with not-for-profit and charitable organisations, guiding them in developing and implementing clear investment strategies which align with the organisation’s core values and purpose.  Carol holds a Diploma in Financial Advising and Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment.

The collective giving principle of 100 Women really appeals, especially now that I have seen the proceeds producing positive outcomes for women and young girls far less fortunate than me. 100 Women empowers me to give valuable time to social investing for impact, and I thoroughly enjoy meeting like minded people and getting involved as much or as little as I want – which is a lot because it is a fabulous organisation.


Megan Del Borrello: Advisory Board Member

Megan Del Borrello is an entrepreneur at heart with a passion for empowering women. She is the Director of Gloss Marketing Communications, a boutique marketing agency and Behind the Brands, a community for female entrepreneurs in WA. She has over 15 years marketing experience, a member of the Australian Institute of Marketing, regular media commentator and speaker. Megan chairs the Marketing and Communications Subcommittee for 100 Women.

I strongly believe in the mission of 100 Women and am privileged to be able to offer my professional experience to help this wonderful organisation. 







Melissa Beamish: Advisory Board Member

Melissa Beamish has been in the Events and Hospitality Industry for over 20 years, particularly within leading WA hotels. Bringing people together and putting on successful events is her passion and she loves to throw a party! Melissa is currently the Event Sales Manager for PAV Events, one of WA’s largest Audiovisual and Theming companies which has been in operation for over 40 years.

There is nothing more inspiring than being part of something so much bigger than you could ever achieve yourself. Having the opportunity to be part of 100 Women and help change the lives of disadvantaged women and girls is something I am very proud of. It is also amazing to see the dedication and passion of the board members.


Michelle Emmett: Advisory Board Member

Michelle is a Research Development Adviser at The University of Western Australia, where she provides strategic advice to researchers on issues related to external funding. This work complements her previous career in international development where she designed and managed grants in the areas of civil society and crisis response in the former Soviet Union and Southeast Asia. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Government and a Master of Arts in International Training and Education.

Being a member of 100 Women enables me to bring together my professional experience and personal interest in social impact with a group of committed like-minded women to improve the lives of women and children both locally and globally.


Pam Richards: Advisory Board Member

Pam holds degrees in Business Management and during her career has worked in improving business function.  In particular increasing awareness of the need for diversity within organisations to maximise performance. She headed up the Diversity Council and received the Chairman’s Award for commencing the Women’s Network for the Chevron Australasian Business Unit. Her interest and passion for diversity and equality for women was carried on through her involvement with Soroptimist International South Perth as Treasurer and then President.

As a member of 100 Women I am able to utilise my experience and talents to fulfil my passion for equality and empowerment of women, enabling access to opportunities through collective giving in a more meaningful and impactful way.

Jacqui Alder: Advisory Board Member

Jacqui Alder is a human resources executive, consultant, and coach, with over 20 years’ experience in complex global businesses. She has worked in Australia, Europe, and Asia across multiple industry sectors including Resources, Transport, Defence, and Oilfield Services.

Jacqui is a respected mentor and gets a buzz from helping others to flourish. Her philosophy is that if we focus on being successful at being ourselves that will lead us to being successful in what we do.

As director of her own human resources consultancy for the past 15 years, Jacqui has delivered complex change in organisations, and built HR capability for global businesses undertaking major capital and strategic projects. She currently focuses on coaching and mentoring women, and helping people undergoing career transition.

Jacqui is also the author of a self-coaching journal for women, Clarity Simplicity Success, which contains her unique coaching process, and is aimed at helping women be successful at being themselves in whatever they do.

A graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Jacqui’s qualifications include a Master of Commerce, plus accreditation’s in Change Management, Executive Coaching, and Project Management.