As a teacher and proud Yankunytjatjara and Wirangu woman, Shelley knows the powerful role that education can play in maintaining good health and preventing future health problems. She is a member of the ABC’s AFL/AFLW podcast ‘The Outer Sanctum’ and host of ‘Colour of Your Jumper’ on AFL.com, and one of the most respected and recognised female presenters of AFL and AFLW in the country.
Shelley also lends her support to several indigenous organisations such as My Australian Dream campaign, Indigenous Literacy Foundation and Sports Ready Indigenous Cadetship.
As the founder of ‘Wheel Women’, Tina is always happy to get on her bike for Women’s Health Week. A strong believer in the physical and mental health benefits of cycling, she has made it her life’s work to get as many women as possible riding bikes.
Wheel Women has won multiple awards for its work in making cycling more easily accessible for women. We love that Tina offers a supportive, social and fun environment for women of all ages and skill levels to not only learn how to ride, but to use cycling as a way to improve their health and wellbeing.
Tina is also an ambassador for VicHealth’s ‘This Girl Can’ campaign.
With a strength of purpose despite the challenges she has faced, Emily knows how important it is for women of all abilities to be included in discussions about women’s health.
Following a 2018 car accident in her hometown of Euroa in Victoria, Emily was left with a T4 spinal injury and a minor brain injury. One activity she had enjoyed prior to her accident was cheerleading. After months in hospital and rehab, she returned to competition as a para-cheerleader, and now hopes she can encourage more people with disabilities to join her in the sport she loves.
Isobel Marshall and Eloise Hall
Co-founders of TABOO, a social enterprise business selling their own brand of organic sanitary products, Isobel and Eloise are committed to breaking down menstrual stigma and ending period poverty. 100% of net profits go to support education programs for girls and women in Sierra Leone and Uganda. TABOO also facilitates the donation of pads and tampons to disadvantaged women in Australia. In recognition of her work, Isobel was named the 2021 Young Australian of the Year.
How, what, who?
Peruse the Jean Hailes' Women’s Health Week Ambassador Honour Role, and learn more about what is involved in becoming a Women's Health Week ambassador.