Chloe Shorten’s first book, Take Heart, was published in 2017. It looks at contemporary Australian families and the research that shows what makes them strong and resilient. Her new book, The Secret Ingredient; The Power of the Family Table was released in April, 2018.
Writing is Chloe’s third career. She started her working life as a journalist and researcher and she moved into corporate communications where she practiced in-house for large corporate organisations in the resources and technology sectors for more than 20 years and holds qualifications in communications, marketing and governance.
As an advocate for gender equality and ending family violence Chloe has been committed to improving the lives of women and children through her involvement with not-for-profit organisations for 25 years. She is committed to using her skills to bring about research advances that will improve the lives of women and children and people with disabilities.
Chloe is an Ambassador for Our Watch to prevent family violence. She is strategic advisor to Burnet Institute for their Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Program and is Ambassador for the Gidget Foundation, the Furlong Park School for Deaf Children in Melbourne and was recently appointed a Patron of the Questacon Foundation. In 2017 Chloe was appointed to the Board of Industry Funds Services (IFS) – IFS strives to help funds to help their members to achieve all of their financial goals – super, retirement and savings objectives, in line with her interest in the financial wellbeing of women.
Chloe has three marvellous kids Rupert, Georgette and Clementine and two bulldogs Theo and Tilly. She is married to Bill.