1. 8 March 2019

    7:00am - 9:00am

    Sydney International Women’s Day Breakfast


    We are more powerful together – join us as we celebrate International Women’s Day in Sydney.

    DATE: Friday, March 8 2019

    TIME: 7:00 – 9:00 am

    VENUE: Grand Ballroom, International Convention Centre 14 Darling Dr, Sydney NSW

    UN Women National Committee (NC) Australia hosts Australia’s largest International Women’s Day (IWD) celebrations in March each year. IWD is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women. It is also a day to review how far women have come in their struggle for equality, peace and development.

    IWD also provides an opportunity to unite, network and mobilise funds to foster meaningful change into the future.

    For enquiries, please contact our event contractors Event Head at [email protected] or on 0434 608 433.

    *TICKETS CLOSED*

     


     

    INFORMATION FOR ATTENDEES

    We look forward to welcoming you to International Women’s Day in Sydney!

    Please arrive at the Grand Ballroom of the International Convention Centre from 6:30am, for a 7:00am sharp start. The event will conclude at 9:00am.

    We are delighted that His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (retired), Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia and Her Excellency Lady Cosgrove will be joining UN Women National Committee as guests at our Sydney breakfast. Please be advised that all guests must be seated by 6:50am to ensure the event is able to start on time.

    Upon your arrival, please enter the room and head directly to your table. There is no need to present a ticket. There will be volunteers to assist with directions, if needed.

    If you registered on behalf of others, please let them know your assigned Table number.

    Getting to the International Convention Centre

    Parking

    Parking is available in ICC carpark, P1. To enter the ICC you will need to exit the carpark and head to the main entry or take the carpark lift to Level 2 and walk across the Convention Centre. More information can be found here.

    Drop off

    The best taxi and Uber and pick up locations include the new Iron Wharf Place next to Harbourside Shopping Centre and Zollner Circuit on the Southern end of ICC Sydney Theatre, both accessed via Darling Drive.

    Public Transport

    SYDNEY LIGHT RAIL

    The Light Rail travels right through a number of Darling Harbour stations including ICC Sydney’s stops, Convention Centre and Exhibition Centre. The Light Rail starts at Central Station in the CBD and travels to Dulwich Hill in the inner west.

    TRAIN

    A short walk from Central or Town Hall will take you directly to Darling Quarter, Tumbalong Park and Sydney Visitor Centre. Town Hall and Central Stations are a 10-minute walk from ICC Sydney.

    BUS

    ICC Sydney has its own bus stop. Bus routes 389 and 501 stop at Harris Street near Allen Street – a 10-minute walk from ICC Sydney.

    Please find further helpful information on the International Convention Centre website

    If you have any other questions

    For any other enquiries, please contact our event contractors Event Head on 0434 608 433 or email [email protected] You can also contact the International Convention Centre for any further access enquiries on (02) 9215 7100.

     

     


    SPEAKERS

    Mele Maualaivao – Country Program Coordinator (Samoa), UN Women
    Also Speaking in Melbourne, Brisbane and Canberra

    Mele Maualaivao is the Country Program Coordinator for UN Women based in Samoa, operating in four countries – Samoa, Cook Islands, Tokelau and Niue.

    Under her leadership, UN Women has been able to develop partnerships with organisations such as the Samoa Judiciary to facilitate forums on “Family Law and Restorative Justice”.  Mele has been instrumental in establishing the Ending Violence in Samoa Roundtable, a monthly discussion group which address issues of family violence featuring a range of guest speakers. Mele has also been closely involved in supporting projects focussed on women’s political participation and leadership in Samoa. She has been involved in post-cyclone response efforts to Tonga and Samoa where addressing gender in humanitarian action was key to interventions supporting women in urban and rural areas.

    Prior to working for UN Women, Mele worked with the National University of Samoa in hosting forums on Domestic Violence, Women’s Political Participation and Women’s contribution to Samoan’s Political Development.

    Senator the Hon Marise Payne – Minister for Foreign Affairs

    Marise Payne

    Marise Payne was appointed Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs on 28 August 2018.

    A Senator for NSW since 1997, she has more than two decades’ parliamentary experience including 12 years’ membership of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade. She is a former Minister for Human Services, and has held several shadow ministries.

    The Senator was appointed Minister for Defence in September 2015. In this time, she delivered the 2016 Defence White Paper, the Integrated Investment Plan, and Defence Industry Policy Statement. She oversaw a major renewal of the Australian Defence Force’s capabilities and led the organisation’s increased international engagement program with allies and partners.

    She has been a member of the Liberal Party since 1982, serving on the NSW State Executive for 10 years, and was the Young Liberals’ first female President.

    The Minister holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of NSW.

    She and her partner, NSW Minister for Western Sydney, WestConnex and Sport, Stuart Ayres, live in western Sydney.

    Sam Mostyn – Non Executive Director and Sustainability Adviser

    Sam Mostyn

    Sam Mostyn is a non-executive Director and Sustainability adviser, with a long history of governance roles across business, sport, the arts, policy, and NFP sectors.

    Her current board roles include Mirvac, Transurban and Virgin Australia, and she is the Chair of Citi Australia. She joined the board of the Sydney Swans in 2017, after over a decade serving as a Commissioner with the Australian Football League.

    In 2005 she was the first woman to be appointed to the Commission where she was an advocate for the Respect & Responsibility Policy for the inclusion of women at all levels of the AFL. She was an advocate for the creation of the AFL Women’s league and is the 2018 AFLW Cup Ambassador. In 2009, Sam was a member of the Crawford Review expert panel which examined sports funding in Australia.

    Her corporate roles have encompassed human resources and culture change, corporate and government affairs, community engagement and corporate sustainability. Sam has served on the boards of Reconciliation Australia, the Australian Museum, the Sydney Theatre Company and now chairs Carriageworks and between 2013-2017 was President of the Australian Council for International Development. Sam has served on the Business & Sustainable Development Commission, and was recently appointed Chair of ANROWS, the Australian National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety.

    Clive Stiff FAICD – Chief Executive Officer, Unilever Australia and New Zealand

    Clive Stiff

    Clive Stiff is Chief Executive Officer of Unilever Australia and New Zealand. His passion lies in promoting an agile, results-driven environment, while helping to build a more sustainable, diverse and inclusive future through Unilever’s brands and broader influence.

    Clive is also Chairman of the Australian Food and Grocery Council, and sits on the Advisory Boards of the University of New South Wales Business School and the Australian Graduate School of Management. He serves on the Male Champions of Change movement, and is personally committed to helping women advance into positions of leadership.

     


     

    with thanks to our local sponsors
         NSW Government

     

  2. 7 March 2019

    12:00pm - 2:00pm

    Canberra International Women’s Day Lunch


    We are more powerful together – join us as we celebrate International Women’s Day in Canberra.

    DATE: Thursday, March 7 2019

    TIME: 12:00 – 2:00pm

    VENUE: Exhibition Hall, National Convention Centre Canberra, 31 Constitution Ave, Canberra ACT

    UN Women National Committee (NC) Australia hosts Australia’s largest International Women’s Day (IWD) celebrations in March each year. IWD is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women. It is also a day to review how far women have come in their struggle for equality, peace and development.

    IWD also provides an opportunity to unite, network and mobilise funds to foster meaningful change into the future.

    For enquiries, please contact our event contractors Event Head at [email protected] or on 0434 608 433.

    *TICKETS CLOSED*

     


    information for attendees

    We look forward to welcoming you to International Women’s Day in Canberra!

    Please arrive at the Exhibition Hall of the National Convention Centre from 11:30am, for a 12:00pm sharp start. The event will conclude at 2:00pm.

    Upon your arrival, please enter the room and head directly to your table. There is no need to present a ticket. There will be volunteers to assist with directions, if needed.

    If you registered on behalf of others, please let them know your assigned Table number.

    Getting to the National Convention Centre

    Parking

    The NCCC undercover parking is open 24/7 and can be accessed via Constitution Ave, between the NCCC and Airservices Australia building. Take the driveway on the left of the ’24 Hour Car Park’ sign, go down the ramp and turn right into the car park.

    There is no access to turn right into the car park; you must approach the car park from the London Circuit end of Constitution Ave to allow a left turn. U-turn permitted at Allara Street.

    If you require further information, contact the ICCC Reception team on (02) 6276 5200. Prices can be found here.

    Public Transport

    There are extensive bus services available in Canberra through Transport Canberra. Use the helpful journey planner to find the best route from your location.

    If you have any other questions

    For any other enquiries, please contact our event contractors Event Head on 0434 608 433 or email [email protected] You can also contact the National Convention Centre for any further access enquiries on (02) 6276 5200.

     


    speakers

    Mele Maualaivao – Country Program Coordinator (Samoa), UN Women
    Also Speaking in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney

    Mele Maualaivao is the Country Program Coordinator for UN Women based in Samoa, operating in four countries – Samoa, Cook Islands, Tokelau and Niue.

    Under her leadership, UN Women has been able to develop partnerships with organisations such as the Samoa Judiciary to facilitate forums on “Family Law and Restorative Justice”.  Mele has been instrumental in establishing the Ending Violence in Samoa Roundtable, a monthly discussion group which address issues of family violence featuring a range of guest speakers. Mele has also been closely involved in supporting projects focussed on women’s political participation and leadership in Samoa. She has been involved in post-cyclone response efforts to Tonga and Samoa where addressing gender in humanitarian action was key to interventions supporting women in urban and rural areas.

    Prior to working for UN Women, Mele worked with the National University of Samoa in hosting forums on Domestic Violence, Women’s Political Participation and Women’s contribution to Samoan’s Political Development.

    Frances Adamson – Secretary, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

    Frances Adamson has led the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade as Secretary since 25 August 2016.

    Prior to her appointment as Secretary, Ms Adamson was International Adviser to the Prime Minister the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP from November 2015.

    From 2011 to 2015, Ms Adamson was Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China. She served in the Australian Consulate-General in Hong Kong in the late 1980s during the early years of China’s reform and opening. From 2001 to 2005, she was seconded as Representative to the Australian Commerce and Industry Office in Taipei.

    Ms Adamson has twice served in the Australian High Commission in London, as Deputy High Commissioner from 2005 to 2008 and as Political Counsellor from 1993 to 1997.

    She was Chief of Staff to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and then the Minister for Defence from 2009 to 2010.

    Ms Adamson is President of the Institute of Public Administration Australia ACT Division. She is a member of the Efic Board, the Advisory Board of the Australian National University’s National Security College and the Asia Society Australia Advisory Council. Ms Adamson is a Special Adviser to the Male Champions of Change and a member of Chief Executive Women. She was awarded a Sir James Wolfensohn Public Service Scholarship in 2015.

    Ms Adamson has a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Adelaide and was a recipient of a 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award. She joined the then Department of Foreign Affairs in 1985.

    She is married with four children.

    Dr Martin Parkinson AC PSM FASSA – Secretary, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

    Martin Parkinson commenced as Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet on 23 January 2016.

    Prior to this Martin was a professional Non-Executive Director, serving on the boards of ORICA, O’Connell Street Associates, and the German-Australian Chamber of Industry and Commerce. He also served as a member of the Policy Committee of the Grattan Institute and on the Australian Federal Police Future Directions Advisory Board.

    From March 2011 to December 2014, Martin served as Australia’s Secretary to the Treasury. Prior to this, he was the inaugural Secretary of the Department of Climate Change from its establishment in December 2007. Between 1997 and 2000 he worked at the International Monetary Fund on reform of the global financial architecture.

    Martin is a member of the Male Champions of Change and has previously served as: a member of the Board of the Reserve Bank of Australia; Chair of the Board of the Australian Office of Financial Management; and as a member of Prime Minister Abbott’s Business Advisory Council and Prime Minister Gillard’s Australia’s Asian Century Strategic Advisory Board. He has also served as a member of the Board of Infrastructure Australia, the Council of Financial Regulators, the Board of Taxation, and the Board of the Sir Roland Wilson Foundation.

    In 2008, Martin was awarded the Public Service Medal for his contribution to the development of economic policy. In 2017 he was awarded a Companion (AC) in the Australia Day Awards for eminent service to the Australian community through his public sector leadership roles. He is a life member of the Australian Business Economists, National Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration of Australia, Fellow of the Australian National Institute of Public Policy, recipient of the ANZSOG Institute of Governance Public Sector Award for Excellence, and was awarded the Australian National University’s inaugural Alumnus of the Year in 2013.

    Martin holds a Ph.D and a M.A. from Princeton University, a M.Ec from the Australian National University and a B.Ec (Hons 1) from the University of Adelaide. In May 2015, Martin was awarded the degree of Doctor of the University (honoris causa) by the University of Adelaide.

     


     

    with thanks to our local supporters
         National Convention Centre Canberra

    The National Convention Centre Canberra (NCCC) is proud to host the 2019 Canberra International Women’s Day Lunch. Diversity and inclusion are integral to business success within the business events and hospitality industries. We strive to empower women throughout the industry through coaching and mentoring, shaping our women leaders now and into the future.

    NCCC is a leading, purpose built meeting and events venue in the nation’s capital. With a collection of 15 spaces over two floors, the NCCC features a compact and logical design with abundant natural light, taking advantage of Canberra’s clear skies and sunlight.

    Incorporated in the NCCC structure is a six level undercover car park, available for guests and visitors to the Canberra city CBD.

    For more information on hosting your next conference or event at the National Convention Centre Canberra, visit www.nccc.com.au

         Lake George Winery
           ACT Office for Women

     

  3. 6 March 2019

    7:00am - 9:00am

    Brisbane International Women’s Day Breakfast


    We are more powerful together – join us as we celebrate International Women’s Day in Brisbane.

    DATE: Wednesday, March 6 2019

    TIME: 7:00 – 9:00 am

    VENUE: Great Hall, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Merivale St & Glenelg Street, South Brisbane QLD

    UN Women National Committee (NC) Australia hosts Australia’s largest International Women’s Day (IWD) celebrations in March each year. IWD is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women. It is also a day to review how far women have come in their struggle for equality, peace and development.

    IWD also provides an opportunity to unite, network and mobilise funds to foster meaningful change into the future.

    For enquiries, please contact our event contractors Event Head at [email protected] or on 0434 608 433.

    *TICKETS CLOSED*


    INFORMATION FOR ATTENDEES

    We look forward to welcoming you to International Women’s Day in Brisbane!

    Please arrive at the Great Hall of the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from 6:30am, for a 7:00am sharp start. The event will conclude at 9:00am.

    Upon your arrival, please enter the room and head directly to your table. There is no need to present a ticket. There will be volunteers to assist with directions, if needed.

    If you registered on behalf of others, please let them know your assigned Table number.

    Getting to the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

    Parking

    The BCEC provide undercover parking for up to 1500 vehicles and the best car parks are 1 and 2 off Merivale Street. From the car park guests are to take the lift up to the main foyer.

    See car parking rates and availability.

    Walking

    BCEC is a short stroll across from the Brisbane CBD connected by Victoria Bridge. Hotels, restaurants & bars, South Bank beach and its parklands are all within walking distance from BCEC.

    Public Transport

    TRAIN

    South Brisbane Railway Station adjacent to the Convention Centre on Grey Street or South Bank Railway Station are the most convenient stations to the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.

    BUS SERVICES

    The Cultural Centre Station on Melbourne Street and the South Bank Busway Station at the Cnr of Colchester and Tribune Streets are closest to BCEC.

    CITYCAT & FERRIES

    The public transport ferries CityCats operate every day and stop at the South Bank River Terminal on the Clem Jones Promenade. The inner-city ferry travels between the CBD, North Quay and Kangaroo Point, stopping at South Bank Terminal 1 and 2 on the Clem Jones Promenade.

    Please find further helpful information on the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre website.

    If you have any other questions

    For any other enquiries, please contact our event contractors Event Head on 0434 608 433 or email [email protected] You can also contact the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre for any further access enquiries on (07) 3308 3000.

     


    speakers

    Mele Maualaivao – Country Program Coordinator (Samoa), UN Women
    Also Speaking in Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney

    Mele Maualaivao is the Country Program Coordinator for UN Women based in Samoa, operating in four countries – Samoa, Cook Islands, Tokelau and Niue.

    Under her leadership, UN Women has been able to develop partnerships with organisations such as the Samoa Judiciary to facilitate forums on “Family Law and Restorative Justice”.  Mele has been instrumental in establishing the Ending Violence in Samoa Roundtable, a monthly discussion group which address issues of family violence featuring a range of guest speakers. Mele has also been closely involved in supporting projects focussed on women’s political participation and leadership in Samoa. She has been involved in post-cyclone response efforts to Tonga and Samoa where addressing gender in humanitarian action was key to interventions supporting women in urban and rural areas.

    Prior to working for UN Women, Mele worked with the National University of Samoa in hosting forums on Domestic Violence, Women’s Political Participation and Women’s contribution to Samoan’s Political Development.

    Julieanne Alroe – Chair, Infrastructure Australia

    Julieanne Alroe

    Julieanne Alroe is the Chair of Infrastructure Australia. In addition to this role, Julieanne is a member of the University of Queensland Senate and was recently appointed to the Board of ERM Power and the Board of the
    Queensland Ballet. She is also a Member of the Council of Governors of the American
    Chamber of Commerce QLD (AMCHAM) and is the Inaugural President of the Queensland Futures Institute (QFI).

    Julieanne Alroe retired in June 2018 from Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) where she held the position of CEO and Managing Director since 1 July 2009. With more than 40 years’ in the aviation industry, she was one of only a handful of women in the world to run a privatised airport. Julieanne has a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Queensland and was granted the Doctor of the Griffith University (honoris causa) in December 2016. She also is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a member of the Chief Executive Woman (CEW).

    Todd Battley – Chief Executive, AECOM Australia New Zealand 

    Todd Battley became chief executive in 2017 and leads a team of over 3,500 designers, engineers, planners, scientists, and project managers across 25 offices in Australia and New Zealand. He is a member of AECOM’s global Executive Committee and Asia-Pacific leadership team.

    The traditional engineering consulting firm he joined as a civil engineering graduate of James Cook University in 1996 has changed significantly in the past 22 years.

    Todd has a relentless focus on staff and client service excellence which has enabled him to build a resilient and dynamic business, despite the highs and lows of the Australian infrastructure market.

    Most recently Todd led the cultural change that has made flexible work the norm at AECOM and helped launch Australia’s first term time contracts for professional engineers. He plays a leadership role in improving gender diversity across the infrastructure sector through his participation in the Male Champions of Change initiative and as a Pay Equity Ambassador for the Workplace Gender Equality Agency.

     


     

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  4. 6 March 2019

    7:00am - 9:00am

    Perth International Women’s Day Breakfast


    We are more powerful together – join us as we celebrate International Women’s Day in Perth.

    DATE: Wednesday, March 6 2019

    TIME: 7:00 – 9:00 am

    VENUE: Bellevue Ballroom 1, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, 21 Mounts Bay Rd, Perth WA

    UN Women National Committee (NC) Australia hosts Australia’s largest International Women’s Day (IWD) celebrations in March each year. IWD is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women. It is also a day to review how far women have come in their struggle for equality, peace and development.

    IWD also provides an opportunity to unite, network and mobilise funds to foster meaningful change into the future.

    For enquiries, please contact our event contractors Event Head at [email protected] or on 0434 608 433.

    *TICKETS CLOSED*

     


     

    INFORMATION FOR ATTENDEES

    We look forward to welcoming you to International Women’s Day in Perth!

    Please arrive at the Bellevue Ballroom 1 at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre from 6:30am, for a 7:00am sharp start. The event will conclude at 9:00am.

    Upon your arrival, please enter the room and head directly to your table. There is no need to present a ticket. There will be volunteers to assist with directions, if needed.

    If you registered on behalf of others, please let them know your assigned Table number.

    Getting to the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre

    Parking

    City of Perth Convention Centre Car Park is located directly underneath the Centre and is open 24/7. Access is via Mill St, Mounts Bay Rd, or the Riverside Drv off-ramp from the Mitchell Freeway. Payment can be made via cash, credit card, or City of Perth Parking Card.
    There are also approximately 5,000 car parking bays within a 10 minute walk of Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.

    Taxi

    The Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre is a nominated Cab Spot Location and its number is 1088.

    Public Transport

    TRAIN

    Elizabeth Quay train station (located along the Mandurah and Joondalup Railway Line) is located at the doorstep of the centre.

    BUS SERVICES

    The Central Area Transit (CAT) system in Perth provide free bus services within the city. A Blue CAT stop is located at the Elizabeth Quay Bus stop (adjacent to Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre).

    Please find further helpful information on the Perth Convention and Exhibition Website here or contact Transperth on 13 62 13 (for hearing impaired contact (08) 9428 1999).

    If you have any other questions

    For any other enquiries, please contact our event contractors Event Head on 0434 608 433 or email [email protected] You can also contact Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre for any further access enquiries on (08) 9338 0300

     


    speakers

    Elizabeth Gaines – Chief Executive Officer, Fortescue Metals Group

    Elizabeth Gaines commenced as Chief Executive Officer of Fortescue Metals Group in February 2018.

    A highly experienced business leader with extensive international experience as a Chief Executive Officer and group executive, Elizabeth has a proven track record in financial and operational leadership across a number of industries, including resources, construction and infrastructure, financial services and travel and hospitality.

    After joining Fortescue as a Non-Executive Director in February 2013, Elizabeth was appointed Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director in February 2017. She is a former Chief Executive Officer of Helloworld Limited and Heytesbury Pty Limited and has also held the position of Chief Financial Officer at Stella Group and Entertainment Rights Plc.

    Elizabeth has significant exposure to the impact of the growth in Asian economies, particularly China, on the Australian business environment and economy as well as a deep understanding of all aspects of financial and commercial management at a senior executive level in both listed and private companies.

    A member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Chief Executive Women, Elizabeth holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and Master of Applied Finance degree.

    Elizabeth has previously held Non-Executive Director roles with NEXTDC Limited, Mantra Group Limited, Nine Entertainment Co. Holdings Limited and ImpediMed Limited.

    Zara Fisher – Vice President of HSE in Iron Ore, Rio Tinto

    Zara Fisher

    Zara has worked within the mining industry for over 20 years. In her roles Zara has worked in and supported a range of locations both within Australia and internationally. Zara is currently Vice President of HSE in Iron Ore.   Previous roles included General Manager Railway Operations within Rio Tinto Iron Ore in Western Australia; General Manager Health, Safety, Environment and Quality at Kennecott Utah Copper in the USA; Finance and Mining Executive for the Rio Tinto Energy and Minerals Group based in London, UK and before that a range of operational and functional roles in the Aluminium group Australia and New Zealand.   Zara has worked across the functions of operations, maintenance, strategy, services and finance.

    Zara is a non-executive Director of Energy Resources of Australia.  She holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Masters of Applied Science (environmental management and restoration).  Prior to Rio Tinto, Zara worked in Chartered accounting.

    Zara grew up in Tasmania and is married with three boys, aged 10, 9 and 6.    She together with husband Owen and children currently live in Perth, WA.

     


     

     

    our Local sponsors
        Government of Western Australia Department of Communities

     

  5. 5 March 2019

    7:00am - 9:00am

    Melbourne International Women’s Day Breakfast


    We are more powerful together – join us as we celebrate International Women’s Day in Melbourne.

    DATE: Tuesday, 5th March 2019

    TIME: 7:00 – 9:00 am

    VENUE: Palladium Room, Crown Melbourne, 8 Whiteman St, Southbank VIC

    UN Women National Committee (NC) Australia hosts Australia’s largest International Women’s Day (IWD) celebrations in March each year. IWD is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women. It is also a day to review how far women have come in their struggle for equality, peace and development.

    IWD also provides an opportunity to unite, network and mobilise funds to foster meaningful change into the future.

    For enquiries, please contact our event contractors Event Head at [email protected] or on 0434 608 433.

    *TICKETS CLOSED*

     

    Information for attendees

    We look forward to welcoming you to International Women’s Day in Melbourne!

    Please arrive at the Palladium at Crown from 6:30am, for a 7:00am sharp start. The event will conclude at 9:00am.

    Upon your arrival, please enter the room and head directly to your table. There is no need to present a ticket. There will be volunteers to assist with directions, if needed.

    If you registered on behalf of others, please let them know your assigned Table number.

    Getting to the Palladium at Crown

    Parking

    Parking is available at the venue. A map of how to enter the car park can be found here and pricing information can be found here.

    Public Transport

    You can take the 96, 109, or 12 trams stop just outside of the Crown.

    If you have any other questions

    For any other enquiries, please contact our event contractors Event Head on 0434 608 433 or email [email protected] You can also contact Palladium on Crown for any further access enquiries on (03) 9292 8888.

     

    speakers

    Mele Maualaivao – Country Program Coordinator (Samoa), UN Women
    Also Speaking in Brisbane, Canberra and Sydney

    Mele Maualaivao is the Country Program Coordinator for UN Women based in Samoa, operating in four countries – Samoa, Cook Islands, Tokelau and Niue.

    Under her leadership, UN Women has been able to develop partnerships with organisations such as the Samoa Judiciary to facilitate forums on “Family Law and Restorative Justice”.  Mele has been instrumental in establishing the Ending Violence in Samoa Roundtable, a monthly discussion group which address issues of family violence featuring a range of guest speakers. Mele has also been closely involved in supporting projects focussed on women’s political participation and leadership in Samoa. She has been involved in post-cyclone response efforts to Tonga and Samoa where addressing gender in humanitarian action was key to interventions supporting women in urban and rural areas.

    Prior to working for UN Women, Mele worked with the National University of Samoa in hosting forums on Domestic Violence, Women’s Political Participation and Women’s contribution to Samoan’s Political Development.

    Sue Morphet – Chief Executive Women (CEW) President, Non Executive Director and Adviser

    Sue Morphet

    Sue Morphet has over 30 years of brand, consumer goods, manufacturing and retail management experience across Australia and New Zealand.

    Sue was CEO of Pacific Brands Limited from December 2007 to September 2012, following 12 years with the company. Sue also chaired Manufacturing Australia from 2012–2014 and now holds non-executive directorships with Asaleo Care Limited, Fisher & Paykel Appliances Holdings Limited, Godfreys Group Limited, Noni B Limited and is Chairman of National Tiles Co Pty Ltd.

    Sue holds a Bachelor of Science and Education.

    Brendon Gale MA, LLB, GAICD – Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, Richmond Football Club

    Brendon Gale

    In a professional athletic career spanning 12 years, Brendon played 244 games of AFL football with the Richmond Football Club from 1990 to 2001. In January 2005, Brendon was appointed CEO of the AFL Players Association where he was responsible for representing the collective industrial interests of all AFL players.

    In September 2009 Brendon was appointed as CEO of the Richmond Football Club. Brendon leads a diverse team of over 150 people, a budget of approximately $80 million and is responsible for the performance of all aspects of the organisation. Under Brendon’s leadership, Richmond’s iconic Punt Rd Oval headquarters has been transformed into an elite high-performance facility, and the Club has achieved record consumer and commercial growth year on year, resulting in well over 100% revenue growth since 2010.

    Further, with the establishment of Aligned Leisure and the Richmond Institute of Sports Leadership Brendon has grown an increasingly diversified sports business. Importantly, the Club has competed in five of the last six AFL Finals Series, including the drought breaking 2017 AFL Premiership – Richmond’s eleventh overall. Brendon is a passionate diversity advocate and holds a number of directorships and also served on the Board of the Victorian Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission from 2009-2013. He is also an active participant in the Male Champions of Change program.

    James Taylor – Managing Director, SBS

    James Taylor

    James Taylor is a strategically-driven leader with more than 19 years’ experience across the media and telecommunications sectors. He was appointed to the role of SBS Managing Director in October 2018 having been with organisation for more than six years as its Chief Financial Officer.

    During his time as CFO, James had oversight of the Finance, Corporate Strategy, People and Culture, SBS Media, Legal and Corporate Services teams. He has been central to the ongoing strategic direction, digital innovation and efficient operations of the public broadcaster as it connects with more Australians across four distinctive TV channels, an unrivalled multilingual offering in 68 languages and market leading digital services that reflect the changing needs of audiences.

    James is a passionate advocate for inclusive working environments and is committed to ensuring SBS’s culture reflects the diversity of perspectives championed across its programming and services. As part of SBS’s Diversity and Inclusion Plan, James Chairs the SBS Inclusion Council, which provides governance and direction to drive SBS’s inclusion practices, most recently resulting in a new parental leave policy that better supports and reflects the diversity of parents.


    with thanks to our local sponsors
    Wheelton Philanthropy

     

  6. 9 March 2018

    7:00am - 9:00am

    Adelaide IWD Breakfast


    UN Women National Committee (NC) Australia hosts Australia’s largest International Women’s Day (IWD) celebrations in March each year. IWD is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women. It is also a day to review how far women have come in their struggle for equality, peace and development.

    IWD also provides an opportunity to unite, network and mobilise funds to foster meaningful change into the future.

    Venue: Adelaide Convention Centre, North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000.

    Tickets on sale from Trybooking, 10 AM 8 February 2019.