Vanessa Desloires, Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Business, Melbourne
Journalist – Fairfax Media
Vanessa Desloires completed a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Business in 2005. In 2014 she left the business world to write about it, joining the Australian Financial Review as a markets reporter. Since then she has become one of the most respected writers in her field in the country, covering investments, the economy and the impact of global politics for the Australian Financial Review, The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald.
‘As a working mother with two children I am determined to set an example of balancing a demanding career with being a present and engaged parent, though never easy,’ she said.
‘I embrace the challenge of writing in a male dominated industry and am heartened that I have the privilege of interviewing many senior women in the funds management world, though of course there's still a long way to go.
‘It's crucial for women especially to have an interest and knowledge in investments, because anyone with a super fund should know how their hard-earned money is being managed in these uncertain times.’