Speaker

Sarah Williams

Founder & Activist

 

Sarah Williams is 22y/o Awabakal woman,and the founder/CEO of What Were You Wearing Australia (WWYW). WWYW is a non for profit organisation providing education, awareness and advocacy on sexual violence.

Sarah successfully made legislative change to the NSW RSA, mandating drink spiking
prevention training for bar and security staff. She did this by collecting over 20,000 signatures
and triggering a parliamentary debate, where she received cross party support from the
government. In April 2024, Sarah led 17 national rallies which saw over 100,000 come to the
streets to rally against men’s violence. She has become a instrumental advocate in the
domestic, family and sexual violence sector.

Since beginning her advocacy journey she was awarded 2023 Newcastle Woman of the Year,
Young Achiever of the Year NSW/ACT 2023 and NSW Volunteer of the Year 2022.