The role of the 100 Women Trustee 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 Trustee Board members act in a voluntary capacity (no one derives an income from member donations).
Meet the team behind 100 Women – our Founder, Executive Officer, and Trustee Board. Here we tell you about our motivations behind joining 100 Women.
100 Women Trustee Board
Virginia is the Executive Director of Customer and Business Services at the City of Vincent. In previous roles, she led governance, people and strategy functions for organisations including CBH Group, government trading enterprise, Synergy and global media conglomerate, Thomson Reuters.
Virginia is an experienced non-executive board director, currently Deputy Chair of disability services provider, Mosaic Community Care. She has previously held Chair roles at International Art Space and Emergen Inc. Virginia holds a Masters of Leadership and Management, Bachelor of Commerce and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Wayne Peel is an experienced business leader and executive. Currently Managing Director of Engenium, Wayne brings over 25 years of international experience in engineering projects, technology delivery and the corporate environment. As a business leader and executive with a passion for developing profitable businesses that make a positive impact on society, Wayne received the EY Western Australian Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2018 and was a finalist in the 2018 awards.
Wayne holds a Bachelor of Engineering and MBA from Curtin University and is a member of Engineers Australia and AICD.
Alicia Curtis is the founder of Alyceum, a successful leadership development company and is a regular keynote speaker. Alicia was recognised in AFR’s 100 Women of Influence List in 2014 and in 2020, inaugurated into the WA Women’s Hall of Fame. Alicia holds a Masters in Business Leadership.
“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!” – Alicia Curtis
Bianca’s purpose is simple: connecting people to purpose to drive high performance which has led her to start Humanitas HR Solutions.
Bianca loves working with teams and her background as an executive leader along with working in some of the best companies across Australia enables her to support your team to achieve business success through culture.
With over 20 years’ experience gained across industries as diverse as Mining, Banking, Financial Services and Retail, Bianca have a strong interest in the Future of Work and how we build sustainable workplaces for the future and the importance of culture in creating competitive advantage.
Bianca holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and History from UWA and a Post Grad Diploma in Human Resources and Industrial Relations.
Alex Willcocks has recently commenced the role of Executive General Manager Group Accounting & Assurance with Wesfarmers Limited having spent 12 years with the Wesfarmers Group. Alex held the role of Chief Financial Officer Kmart Australia and New Zealand (2016 – 2019), Chief Financial Officer Wesfarmers Chemicals, Energy & Fertilisers (WesCEF) (2012 – 2016), as well as a variety of financial and commercial roles across the Wesfarmers portfolio. These included General Manager Business Development (WesCEF), General Manager Investor Relations & Planning (Wesfarmers Limited) and a director of Wespine Industries and Queensland Nitrates.
Alex began her career in London working in the consulting and media sectors, before relocating to Australia in 2004. Prior to joining Wesfarmers, she worked as a Manager with Deloitte’s strategy and operations consulting practice.
Alex holds a masters degree in Chemistry from the University of Cambridge, is a Chartered Management Accountant (ACMA) and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).
Tori is a fundraising professional with over 15 years’ experience in generating revenue and increasing support for national and international non-profit organisations. Her passion for social justice has led her around the world and seen her play an integral role in initiatives including supporting gender diversity programs in Afghanistan and developing micro-credit schemes for women in India. Tori is the Director of Philanthropy and Enterprise at Anglicare WA.
Tori holds a Bachelor of Business in Marketing and PR, and a Masters in Development Studies, Human Rights from the University of Melbourne.
Sarah is an experienced marketing professional working predominantly in professional services. Working closely with entrepreneurs and business leaders, Sarah is committed to encouraging and promoting the advancement of women in business as well as every aspect of life. 100 Women and its ethos are a natural fit for her and her passion to ensure opportunities for women and girls.