Australia’s Daily Telegraph reported yesterday that Australian Football League (AFL) Commissioner and IWF Australia member Gabrielle Trainor has been awarded with a medal named in her honor. Trainor has been driving the success behind the the sport and the AFLW women’s league for two decades.
Gabrielle Trainor is the former Chair of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia spanning public, private, not-for-education, the arts and sport sectors. Trainor is a non-executive Director, advisor, former lawyer, journalist and public sector executive. She was a Founding Partner and Co-Owner of John Connolly & Partners, a communications and public affairs firm, and worked for over 25 years advising large listed companies on the management of difficult issues across stakeholder groups including investors and the financial markets, government and regulators, NGOs, commentators, internal audiences and other influencers.
In 2012, Trainor co-chaired the Federal Government review of the Australia Council for the Arts and has had long term involvement in Indigenous affairs including having been a director of Cape York Partnerships and a member of the Victorian Government’s Aboriginal Economic Development Group (2010).
IWF Australia will host the IWF World Cornerstone Conference in Melbourne May 2-4, 2018.
A longtime champion of women in sport, IWF partners with EY for the Women Athletes Business Network Mentoring Program, designed to harness the untapped leadership potential of elite women athletes who have transitioned or are in the process of transitioning from a career in sport. Selected mentees are matched with prominent women leaders from the membership of the International Women’s Forum.
Read full coverage on Gabrielle’s honor in Australia’s Daily Telegraph here.
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