Julie Reilly

CEO, Australian Women Donors Network


Philanthropy, Leadership, Youth, Gender, Not for Profit

Travels from Melbourne, VIC


As the CEO of the Australian Women Donors Network, Julie's mission is to support funders to increase their investment in women and girls and to fund through a gender lens. Given that the Donor Network has limited resources that must be used in this service, they welcome enquiries about where funders/donors can put their funds in support of gender equality, or how to ensure grants/donations consider gender, but they cannot otherwise assist.

Julie Reilly is the CEO of the Australian Women Donors Network and is passionate about sharing the benefits of investing in women and girls through philanthropy and social investment. She was recognised for her impact in this work in Pro Bono’s inaugural IMPACT 25 Awards. Prior to leading the Australian Women Donors Network, Julie’s diverse experience spanned government, corporate, NFP, university and media roles. She has co-ordinated international OECD conferences, won an Excellence Award for her work with the National Centre for Gender and Cultural Diversity at Swinburne University and in 2017 was named in the Herald Sun’s 50 Women in Victoria You Should Know.

Julie has studied Philanthropy and Social Investment and has served on NFP and philanthropic boards. She currently holds Board roles with the Perpetual Foundation, Canadian based G(irls)20, and MECCA’s M-Power Program. She is a member of the International Women Forum Australia.

Julie is most proud of co-producing two intelligent, independent, capable, compassionate daughters.

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