Join us for an afternoon of fine food, friendship and inspiration in the stunning surrounds of Myer Melbourne’s Mural Hall. Enjoy a glass of bubbles at our drinks reception before indulging in a three course lunch with fine wine prepared by the amazing chefs at The BIG Group.
Within the beautiful surrounds of Myer Melbourne’s Mural Hall, Lorrae Willox will join us as our keynote speaker, together with some very special Taralye guests as we celebrate the vital role that women play in supporting Taralye’s vision that children who are deaf will listen, learn and speak to their full potential.
All proceeds raised on the day will support the children in our care.
Ms Lorrae Willox is a highly respected figure in Australian journalism. She began her career as the first ever female sports cadet at the Adelaide Advertiser. She then went on to work across the
globe for many high-profile news publications, including South China Morning Post, covering crime, politics, terrorism, education, and the arts.
Moving to the United Kingdom, Lorrae covered the IRA bombings, the House of Commons, the House of Lords, and two British elections. Back in Australia, Lorrae was the first person
hired by then-editor Dulcie Boling at New Idea, living through the fierce feud between competing editors Dulcie Boling and Nene King from Woman’s Day. Lorrae later became editor.
After New Idea, Lorrae worked in New York and Los Angeles before joining Woman’s Day herself, later becoming deputy editor. While with the publication, Lorrae was acting editor several
times and refused the editor’s job three times. Prior to retiring Lorrae was the Melbourne editor for Australian Women’s Weekly for two years.
Now retired, she is a full-time carer for her father, an active member of her local community, and is also researching and writing her family history.