IT STARTED WITH A TWEET
One Sunday afternoon in late February 2021 Melbourne mum Janine Hendry got angry.
She was angry at the Morrison government’s handling of the Brittany Higgins allegations and then further angered by the allegations that then Attorney General Christian Porter denied. She was angry at the gut wrenching stories of horrific sexual violence in schools.
Janine put out a Tweet asking women to join her to protest at Parliament House in Canberra.
Janine thought perhaps half a dozen of her friends would bring their placards and road trip to the nation’s capital. A fortnight later 110,000 women and their allies stood up, spoke up and were heard around the world.
We Must Speak to Be Heard
THE ACCIDENTAL ACTIVIST
Janine Hendry is a mother, an academic, creator, strategist, philanthropist, entrepreneur and now the founder and spokesperson for March4Justice. While she has always had a keen interest in feminism and politics, March4Justice is Janine’s first bold move into activism.
During a 25-year career as an academic Hendry has worked in the areas of Consumer Psychology, Design Thinking and Marketing Strategy across Monash University and the University of Sydney and maintains visiting Professorships at IESEG in Paris and at Boston University. Following a mid life career segue to design Janine completed a Bachelor of Design and a Master’s Degree in Architecture, and now leads a Melbourne hub supporting creatives around the world, through workshops, consultancy, mentoring and, when COVID allows, inspiration travel tours.
Janine is also the founder of Bryn’s School, which builds and runs schools for children across Asia and Africa. Bryn’s School was created in the memory of Janine’s first son.