Women We Honour

As women, we are often inspired to work for change by our mothers, sisters, daughters, and friends, as well as women we know from public life.  This page lists the names of women who have inspired our members and donors to value equality, supported our quests to raise the voices of women, nurtured us, and encouraged us to grow. These are our champions and defenders, we thank and honour them here.

Klara Green (mother of Nizza and Josefa)

Our donation is dedicated to our mother, Klara, who believed all her life in women’s rights, from her days as a young socialist activist in Vienna in the 1920’s and 30’s to her last days at the age of 101 as a Labor party member and member of WEL. She faced many difficulties in her life – including as a refugee from Nazi occupied Vienna and as a migrant to Australia in the 1950’s – with resilience and dignity. We will always be grateful for her love and support.


Brenda Owen (mother of Sian)


If you would like to make a gift to WEL in the name of a woman who has inspired, supported or encouraged you, please contact us on wel@welnsw.org.au.