Now, pedestrian traffic lights depicting female figures (more generic than the silhouette of Mary Rogers shown here) will be installed in Melbourne's CBD as a part of a push for gender equality. The Committee for Melbourne – a non-profit organisation representing more than 120 Melbourne business and community groups – is behind the move.
"The idea is to install traffic lights at some intersections with female representation, as well as male representation, to help reduce unconscious bias," Chief executive Martine Letts said.
She was quickly appointed to a board of enquiry into neglected children, and worked to improve the sanitary and living conditions of the poor at Richmond, have baby clinics established, and to get municipal control of the milk supply. After her time on the council, Mary Rogers was also one of the first women appointed as a justice of the peace in Victoria