1976 - 1978
1976 - 1978 BPWA President
Club: BPW Melbourne North West
Occupation: Lawyer and Barrister
Norma Ford joined the Bar in 1951 and was one of the first women barristers to practice in areas other than matrimonial law.
Norma commented “Being at the Bar was a very pleasant and satisfying experience for me. It was period in my life. I felt quite included and accepted by barristers and judges”.
As BPW National President Norma Ford was dedicated to achieving equal rights in all aspects for women and girls and in particular education. As National President she served on numerous Victoria and National Education Boards and Commissions.
As a BPW Member and President, Norma was given the opportunity to represent BPW and women in general on many national committees, some of which are represented below:
Norma was awarded the Victorian Supreme Court Prize.
Photo taken of Norma Ford being interviewed by Kim Rubenstein for the Trailblazing Women and the Law
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