Janet Horn

Janet Horn is an example of the many women in Victoria who ensure, through voluntary work, that information services are available to women in need.

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In 1961, Janet Horn moved to Melbourne from New Zealand. After graduating with her first degree in Home Science, Janet undertook an Arts Degree in Education and Philosophy and later a Bachelor Degree in Education. For ten years Janet tutored part-time at Monash University.

Janet has a long history of volunteering. She was a founding member of the Monash Women's Society and was President of the society for a term. As a Monash Women's Society member Janet was a delegate of the National Council of Women and later became the Education Representative.

Like a lot of mothers, Janet volunteered at her children's school and at the local Scouts, as well as tutoring students from non-English speaking backgrounds at Princes Hill High School for several years.

In 1982, Janet joined the planning committee that set up WIRE - the innovative Women's Information Referral and Exchange network. Since then Janet has remained a member of WIRE, as well as volunteering in the office for the last ten years. She is also a volunteer at the Statewide Women's Community Housing Service. Up until 2000, Janet had also volunteered at the Ecumenical Migration Centre for twenty years.