Elizabeth Broderick, Member, 2008 Africa Prize Jury

Elizabeth Broderick is the Sex Discrimination Commissioner and Commissioner responsible for Age Discrimination at the Australian Human Rights Commission. The Commission is a government body overseeing the application of federal legislation in the area of human rights, anti-discrimination, social justice and privacy.

Prior to this appointment, Ms. Broderick was a partner at one of Australia's law firms, Blake Dawson. At Blake Dawson, she established the first Legal Technology Group within a law firm in Australia and developed the firm's business case for flexibility in the workplace. She won the NSW Telstra Businesswomen's Award in 2001 and is widely recognized as a leader in the delivery of online legal services to educate individuals about the law.

In 2008, Ms. Broderick was part of Australia's delegation to the United Nations for the Commission on the status of women. She has developed mentoring programs for teenage girls at State High Schools in Sydney and another mentoring program for female university students.