Inaugural Flos Greig Lecture in Law - 19.08.2022

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'The New Wave of Women in Politics: Extraordinary Women Shaping the Future'

Presented by Lord Mayor of Melbourne Sally Capp.

The Inaugural Flos Greig Lecture in Law, 2022

Flos Greig, the first woman to be admitted to legal practice, was a pioneer whose determination to practice as a solicitor advanced gender equality in the legal profession in Australia in the early twentieth century. Upon graduating from the Melbourne Law School in 1903, Flos Greig undertook her articles with Frank Cornwall, later continuing her career with Cornwalls law firm.

The Melbourne Law School is delighted to have Cornwalls' involvement in this new lecture series recognising Flos Greig’s pioneering spirit which transformed the bases of admission to the Australian legal profession.

Our ambition is to establish this lecture in the long term through philanthropic support and we warmly invite gifts of any size to make this possible.

Sally Capp was re-elected as Lord Mayor of Melbourne in November 2020 after having been first elected in May 2018, and is the first woman to be directly elected as Lord Mayor. Sally was also the first woman to hold the post of Agent-General for Victoria in the UK, Europe, and Israel. She has served as the CEO of the Committee for Melbourne and COO of the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Sally began her career as a Solicitor, after completing Law (Hons) and Commerce degrees at the University of Melbourne. She has held senior roles at both KPMG and ANZ, and she took the small business she co-founded to the ASX. Most recently she was Victorian Executive Director of the Property Council of Australia.

A passionate Magpies supporter, in 2004 Sally made history as the first female board member of Collingwood FC. She is involved in a number of charities, currently sitting on the board of the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute, the Mary Jane Lewis Scholarship Foundation, and the Melbourne University Faculty of Business and Economics.