Yolanda Vega

Yolanda Vega

Vega is a researcher, advocate, and educator with a deep understanding of how government decisions impact people and communities. She arrived in Australia with her political refugee parents in 1971, aged 6. As a PhD student, business owner and industry leader Vega has witnessed many changes, but none as concerning as what is happening in politics today. “I have spent the past six years investigating how policies that produce positive outcomes can be replicated. It is not rocket science, but my research indicates that without a driver willing to make changes the status quo will remain. I am certain no one wants to wait 100+ years to live in an equitable society!” says Vega.   Vega’s achievements include: ● A PhD investigating how Australia benefits from international women’s rights law ● Recognised for her excellent and innovative teaching skills by Swinburne University ● Founder and former CEO of the first Australian Women’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry 1 ● Instigated and published the first national research in Australia on female entrepreneurs 2 ● Appointed to various Government Advisory Boards and Committees by Ministers for Small Business, Brendan O’Connor (ALP) and Bruce Billson (LP) ● Initiated discussions and research about technology and financial literacy in the 1990s to support digital business growth 3 and ● Spent time reporting on the streets to advocate on issues faced by homeless elderly people 4 . For more information about Vega go to: yolandavega.com and vega4victoria.com.au #vega4victoria

All Sessions by Yolanda Vega

The Power of the Female Vote April 27, 2022
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Bagung Magali Community Room, Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library - 182 St Georges Road, Fitzroy North