Meet Our Team
Jan Conway - President

Jan was previously Secretary of The Society for Women Writers NSW Inc and has a background in office management. Jan found writing in retirement. In her memoir, Skimming the Surface…
Kylie Day - Vice-President

Kylie Day is a Barrister and mother of two young children. She loves language, libraries, reading and writing. In addition to legal writing, she has some creative writing projects in…
Amanda Mark - Treasurer

Amanda is an aspiring writer with a background in financial markets. She is passionate about life, travel, food, women in business, sports, Olympics, rugby and equal rights for all…

Michele Bomford - Membership Secretary

Michele Sowden Bomford is a historian and the author of three books – Beaten Down By Blood: the Battle of Mont St Quentin-Peronne 1918, The Battle of Mont St Quentin-Peronne…
Rita Shaw - Web Master

Rita Shaw retired in 2009 after many years as a Bid Manager, writer, editor and proof reader in Sydney’s corporate arena, after starting her career at the University of NSW…
Maria McDougall - Minutes Secretary

Maria McDougall has written numerous educational programs, reports and procedures along with plays, skits and jingles for children’s performance items on the school stage. For many years she taught in…

Julie Thorndyke - Committee Member

A graduate of the University of Sydney Master of Creative Writing program, Sydney writer Julie Thorndyke’s two collections of tanka poetry, Rick Rack and Carving Granite, were published by Ginninderra…
Ann Beaumont - Committee Member

After a long career as a journalist, editor and producer in Europe and Australia, Ann has worked mainly in the field of history and biography for the last fifteen years.…
Jacqui Brown - Editor

Jacqui Brown is editor of The Society's Women's Ink! magazine and monthly E-News. She completed a Bachelor of Science in pharmacology and physiology and spent 20 years working in the…

Pippa Kay - Workshop Coordinator

Pippa Kay has written three books. The most recent, “Keeping it in the Family” published by Ginninderra Press, won the Society of Women Writers Fiction Award in 2018.   Pippa…
Gwen Wilson - Literary Event Coordinator

Gwen Wilson handles the bookings for the monthly literary luncheons. Her debut memoir I Belong to No One was published by Hachette Australia in 2015, and later by Orion UK. …