Inspiring Stories - Lord Mayor Sally Capp

Lord Mayor Sally Capp was our guest on Inspiring Stories in July. If you missed it, you can watch the video below.

Sally Capp is the first woman to be directly elected as Lord Mayor of Melbourne. Sally came to local politics following a long career as a lawyer, a senior executive and a businesswoman, having started her own business in venture capital and subsequently listed on the ASX. She had senior positions at KPMG, the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and the Property Council. Since recovering from cancer, Sally’s professional life took on a community focus, working as CEO for the Committee for Melbourne and as Victoria's first female agent-general in London. Sally entered local government in 2018 and was re-elected as the Lord Mayor in 2020. She is involved in various charities and is currently on the board of the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute and the Mary Jane Lewis Scholarship Foundation.

As part of our Inspiring Stories speaker series, Sally spoke about her career path from the corporate sector into politics and local government, the visibility of women in public life in Victoria, managing through the pandemic and what inspires her to "keep on having a go".

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