Celebrate the diversity of female business leaders in Whitehorse at this year’s Women in Business exhibition and lunch and be inspired by Nova Peris OAM and her journey through sport, government and as a leader within Australia’s indigenous community.
Nova has represented Australia at an international level in two sports becoming the first indigenous Australian to win an Olympic gold medal in 1996. Nova’s successes are not limited to sport; she was elected to Australian federal parliament in 2013 and was involved in many Senate Committees until her resignation in 2016.
In 1997, Nova was awarded the Young Australian of the Year and received the Medal of the Order of Australia. She has worked with the Department of Health and Human Services, is a former Board Member and National Patron for Beyond Blue, National Ambassador for Reconciliation Australia and is currently working with Vicsport driving positive change for inclusion and participation.