Anneli Knight is a facilitator, coach and strategic writing consultant. As well as facilitating Xplore’s programs, she delivers business writing and business storytelling workshops through her company, Eloquence Consulting.
Anneli brings a range of experiences to her role. She has worked as an intellectual property lawyer at global firm Ashurst, in various roles at stockbroking firm JBWere, as a staff reporter at Sydney Morning Herald, and at tech start-up RedBubble. Anneli has created and delivered workshops for a range of organisations including NAB, ANZ, Amcor, Expedia, MYOB, VicTrack, MAB Corporation, SAE Institute, UTS, and Melbourne Polytechnic. She has also spoken at events including the Walkley Foundation annual conference and a private luncheon at TEDxSydney.
Growing up as the eldest daughter in a family of three girls and surrounded by strong and vibrant women, Anneli never questioned that women have equal rights and opportunities. The realisation that this isn’t always the case has driven much of her work. She wrote the book Flirting with Finance to inspire women to become financially independent, co-launched the social venture 10thousandgirl, joined NAB’s team to create Start Counting — a women’s life and money empowerment program — and was drawn to Xplore for Success for its work with women.
Volunteering has played an important role in Anneli’s life. Over the years she has been treasurer for community organisation Lawyers for Forests, run song-writing workshops for Vibe’s 3-on-3 basketball tours to Indigenous communities, undertaken multiple projects for Indigenous Community Volunteers in remote communities in Torres Strait Islands and the Kimberley, and edited speaker talks for TEDxByronBay. She now volunteers as a board member of Byron Writers Festival and plays an active role in the festival’s projects and events, including interviewing authors and chairing panels, and coordinating a book that gives voice to Byron’s homeless.
She has a love of learning and holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours), Bachelor of Commerce (Finance), Master of Arts (Journalism) and a Doctor of Philosophy (Creative Writing).