(Keynote speech given at the closing dinner of All About Women, Sydney Opera House, March 2017)
Dear ladies and gentlemen,
I want to start by acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which we are meeting. I pay my respects to their Elders, past and present.
I come from a country whose isolation preserved ancient traditions, reflected for example in the meaning of our names. My son's name is he who travels by sea, my mother's name is she who comes to the rescue and my name, Thordis, is another word for Thund...