She Leads In-Conversation with Sally Rugg

Join us on Tuesday 26 February to hear from Sally Rugg In-Conversation with Isabel Mudford.

This candid conversation will centre around Sally’s personal journey as a leader, including her work campaigning for marriage equality and LGBTQI rights. Sally will discuss her history as an LGBTIQ activist, her role within the successful Yes campaign, and her experience creating movements for social justice at Change.Org and GetUp.

This is a rare opportunity for you to hear from two incredible women on their experiences in leadership and the LGBTQIA+ community.

Sally Rugg is a Sydney based activist and campaigner for LGBTIQ rights, writer and public speaker. She is the current Executive Director at Her leadership journey led her to become a key media figure nationally as the Campaign Director at political activist group GetUp!, where she led the campaign for marriage equality from 2013-2018. She is also a high-profile advocate for Safe Schools. Sally has always utilised her platform in order to speak up, challenge norms and push boundaries. She has dedicated her career to improving human rights and ending discrimination.

Sally has received many illustrious awards in her career, including Woman of The Year by Harpers Bazaar, one of Australia’s Most Influential LGBTIQ people by Cosmopolitan and one of the Amnesty International Top 15 Women Championing Human Rights. She was a finalist at the 2018 Australian LGBTI Awards and Youth website named her their 2018 ‘Strayan of the Year’.

Isabel Mudford is an active member of Canberra’s queer community, having volunteered and worked for a variety of LGBTIQ community organisations to pursue her passion for social justice and gender equity.

She is currently a member of the ACT LGBTIQ Ministerial Advisory Council, on the board of A Gender Agenda, and a part-time Community Engagement Officer at the AIDS Action Council where she is working on queer women’s health programs. She is a first year PhD student in the Research School of Social Sciences at the ANU, looking at the role of community health organisations in framing queer health issues. She is addicted to caffeine and a very proud aunty of 4 active and bright kids

The She Leads In-Conversation events provide the community with the opportunity to hear from women leaders from different backgrounds and industries, in a conversational format, followed by a live Q&A session and networking. Men are actively welcomed to attend.

In Conversation with Sally Rugg will be at the Ann Harding Conference Centre, University of Canberra on Tuesday 26 February 2019 from 6:15–8:15 pm.

The cost is $40 for YWCA Canberra members and University of Canberra students and $55 for non-members.

What does your ticket include?

  • Entry into the She Leads In-Conversation event
  • A selection of delicious canapés and drinks
  • The opportunity to connect with and be inspired by women leaders

So, gather a couple of friends and colleagues, and purchase your ticket now!

Please note that parking at the University of Canberra is free from 6pm onwards, and there is a range of alternative transport options available (see the University’s transport page).

Photographs will be taken at this event. If you do not wish to have your photo published, please contact the She Leads team at

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