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Basil’s Table: social economy leadership with Moira Were

February 23, 2022 @ 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Free – $10

When you think of social economy leaders, particularly South Australian ones, it won’t take too long until Moira Were springs to mind.

Moira works across multiple organisations to develop the social and solidarity economy. Her approach always applies a ‘gender lens’ as she goes about building the common good. How does she manage to have such a huge impact in her home state of South Australia, and more broadly? We can learn a lot from Moira.

Come along to Basil’s Table to learn more …

Basil Varghese, a veteran Melbourne-based community builder will lead a dialogue with Moira, about how collaborative leadership can play a part in creating the kind of economy and community so many of us are striving for. You will learn about Moira’s work with Ethical Fields, Social Impact Investment Network South Australia, SheEO and the Chooks SA.

Who is Moira?
Moira has worked from the kitchen table as a direct service social worker through to the cabinet table as a Chief of Staff to a Minister. She has extensive strategic and operational experience in the not-for-profit sector and in government at state, regional, national & international levels.

Moira received an Australian honour in 2019 (AM) for her significant service to the community of South Australia.
She is a Director of Ethical Fields, Chair of Social Impact Investment Network South Australia and supports SheEO with member engagement and facilitation.

Moira is the founder of Chooks SA an online community of 3500, the Hen House Co-op focussing on closing the gender investment gap; and a co-founder of Collab4Good – a impact enterprise intermediary.

Date and time: Weds, 23 February @ 7.30pm – 8.30pm
Location: Zoom, link and password provided post registration via email.
Cost: $10 (Full/Passionate), $5 (Co-op/Union/Kelvin Club members), 888 Co-operative Causeway Networker and Collaborator members free. Please contact us about waivers.

Bookings are essential
: secure your place now (book here online).
Contact us at coopcauseway@gmail.com for any inquiries about waiving the ticket price for this event.

What is Basil’s Table?

Picture: Joaquim Borge

Basil’s Table is an interview series conducted by Basil Varghese, a well-known Melbourne- based community builder and advocate for social justice, who has long been committed to ‘bridging the gap between those that have and have not’. As a Patron of 888 Co-operative Causeway, Basil hosts these conversations with special guests online or at the Kelvin Club in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD on topics relevant to building a connected community across Victoria.


February 23, 2022
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Free – $10
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