Women for Election In Conversation with the Hon Kelly O’Dwyer :: Recording
The Hon. Kelly O’Dwyer served as a member of the Australian Parliament for over nine years representing the Liberal Party in the Federal seat of Higgins.
Elected at 32, Ms O’Dwyer was the youngest woman appointed to Cabinet, the first woman to serve in Cabinet in a Treasury portfolio and the only Cabinet Minister to have given birth whilst in office.
Prior to entering Parliament, Ms O’Dwyer worked in law, government and finance. Ms O’Dwyer is currently a non-executive director of listed companies Home Consortium and Equity Trustees, a non-executive director of Barrenjoey and a member of the School Council of Caulfield Grammar School. She is married with two young children and lives in Melbourne.
Ms O’Dwyer holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Melbourne.
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