Catherine Deveny

Ethical Enterprise Conference Host

Catherine Deveny has been a comedian, writer and professional speaker for 25 years.
She’s the author of eight books, published over 1000 columnist with The Age newspaper and is an ABC regular. She has appeared on Q&A five times sitting next to John Elliot, Tony Abbott, Corey Bernardi, Peter Dutton and Archbishop Peter Jenson.
 
Deveny has performed five one-woman shows in the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and has been named one of the Top 100 Most Influential Melbournians. Her charity and activist work includes public schools. public housing, feminism, atheism, asylum seekers, child abuse in the Catholic Church and homelessness.  She’s a keen commuter cycling ambassador and the co-founder of Pushy Women. She is the creator of the enormously successful Gunnas Writing Masterclasss running 100 classes in a two years.
 
You’ll find her performing everywhere from debates at Melbourne Town Hall with Julian Burnside to Splendor In the Grass in Byron Bay.
 
Catherine has a particular passion for hosting conferences about medical, social and educational issues.