June 30, 2017

Plenty of free art around the outside of the Biennale, including some amazing pieces of canter-levered stone sculptures (hard to photograph), and the fabulous King Kong Rhino by Shih Li-Jen were highlights. While reading reviews of the pavilions is not a bad idea, some...

June 23, 2017

The first time I went to the Biennale, I did it almost by accident. We were in Venice, it was on, so I Googled and worked it out from there. Assuming others will do the same, and with a few more months of Biennale 2017 to go, here are some of my helpful hints.

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May 31, 2017

Thinking and planning about how to run a really effective disability organisation, I have been reading How to Thrive Under the NDIS* by Fran Connelley. Apart from the excellent common sense approach, there are some great interviews with people with disabilities and t...

May 21, 2017

For the past ten years, I have been proud to be a judge and convenor of panels for the Melbourne Awards. The Melbourne Awards are our city’s highest accolade, and celebrate inspirational people and organisations who dedicate their time and energy to the benefit of our...

May 15, 2017

This month, I am honoured to be presenting to a group of business women from Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka to help them grow their businesses and communities.

The visit is part of a University of Southern Queensland (USQ) led training and development program – Empower...

May 10, 2017

‘The Turnbull Government has sought to balance its political reality with developing a strategy for Australia’s future. Against a backdrop of radical reform in key economies around the world, such as President Trump’s recently announced major tax cuts in the US, Scott...

May 10, 2017

As a Board member of Victorian Opera, I was thrilled to be in the audience for the stunning concert performance of Bellini’s La sonnambula on Friday night at Hamer Hall. Unusually for the often conservative Melbourne capacity crowd, the brilliant performance was receiv...

May 8, 2017

In April, I was interviewed by Joseph Ghaly about Australian leadership for his blog Australian Leadership – celebrating, understanding and improving Australian leadership. The interview is republished here, with Joseph's kind permission.

Joseph: Vivienne, what are the...

March 30, 2017

Yes, life is crazy enough as it is. Home and family, kids and school, work and business — not to mention the pressure we undergo to keep up our networking, grooming, education, skills development, knowledge of current affairs… the list could fill this page. The modern...

March 8, 2017

There is no such thing as one path to the future, we need to keep an eye on where we want to be and never think the time has passed when we can get there.

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