Women in Tasmania – Jane Wardlaw

Alumna Jane Wardlaw (1983) has been chosen as one of seventeen women who have been celebrated in a new campaign by Brand Tasmania and the Department of Premier and Cabinet. The campaign has been created to show Tasmanian women who lead, women in their communities, and women supporting other women. By making these examples visible, they aim to champion the meaningful achievements of Tasmanian women and showcase the influence of our unusual place and our unexpected lifestyles.

Jane Wardlaw is a Disability Advocate based in Launceston and founded the social media campaign Tasmania Disability Lobby in 2010 advocating for improved disability social and economic reform agendas namely the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). In 2013-14, Jane worked as part of the leadership team implementing the NDIS during the trial phase in Tasmania as Assistant Director of Engagement.

Jane has accomplished a GradCert in Regional Development (UWA, 2006) and GradCert in Disability Studies (Griffith University, 2012).  Her academic achievements also include a Primary Health Research, Evaluation and Development Fellowship with UTAS.  Presently, Jane is studying for a Master of Education with UTAS exploring ‘Capacity building self-determination and disability’. You can learn more about Jane’s achievements on her website.

An event was hosted Monday 6 March at the Star Cinema in Invermay to launch the video. Members of our Grade 12 Leadership team including Co-Captain Asha Pohan attended, with Lily Dunn taking the opportunity to film an interview with the politician the Hon. Jo Palmer who is the current Minister for Primary Industries and Water, Minister for Disability Services, Minister for Women and the Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence.