Centacare celebrates International Women’s Day 2022

News March 2022

Centacare celebrates International Women’s Day 2022

International Women’s Day (IWD) is a time to celebrate the achievements of amazing women and work towards creating a gender equal world. This year Centacare is celebrating IWD by showcasing our amazing board of directors.

When: March 8, 2022
Event info: internationalwomensday.com

centacare-wagga-celebrates-sophie-maloney-international-womens-day-2022Sophie Maloney
Centacare SWNSW Director

Having grown up on the NSW North Coast Sophie now calls the Riverina home. She graduated from the University of New England in Armidale with degrees in arts (politics) and law and was admitted as a solicitor in 2010.

Sophie now practices predominantly in family law but has also appeared for people under the mental health advocacy service. This practice has enabled her to assist people facing a broad range of issues, and has provided insight into many of the issues affecting people within our region and the need for social organisations such as Centacare.

Sophie resides with her husband and three children on a grain farm near Wagga and feels fortunate to have had the guidance and assistance from so many strong women, both professionally and personally.

Sarah Ansell
Centacare SWNSW Director

Sarah is a highly experienced executive with more than 30 years of marketing, media, communications and fundraising expertise, largely in the education sector. She is currently the Director of Advancement at Charles Sturt University (CSU) and CEO of the Charles Sturt Foundation Trust.
Sarah is responsible for the strategic development and execution of the university’s advancement program, along with providing the leadership and expertise required to drive cultural change and foster a shared understanding of the philanthropic vision.

Sarah’s expertise includes leadership, strategic communications, brand development, integrated marketing, business and philanthropic development and relationship management with a particular focus on customer experience,equity and diversity, community engagement and regional participation.
Sarah is a certified CX Practitioner, a Justice of the Peace, member of ADMA, AIDC and Women on Boards and sits on a number of committees and boards including Centacare, the Southern Sports Academy and Women in Business Wagga.

centacare-wagga-celebrates-jennifer-hand-international-womens-day-2022Jennifer Hand
Centacare SWNSW Chairperson

Jennifer comes with extensive experience in the Marketing & Media industry. After graduating from The University of Wollongong with a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing, Jennifer worked within the Financial sector before moving into the Media Industry.

As the General Manager of Southern Cross Austereo Wagga, she is actively involved in the local business community, finding new and innovative ways to assist businesses to promote themselves and grow to their full potential. Jennifer is passionate about social services, mental health and well-being and supporting the local community. Her role as Chairperson enables her to contribute in this space and help Centacare make a difference.


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