The business chambers and business councils of International Chamber House warmly invite you to celebrate International Women’s Day 2022 at RACV Club in Melbourne with a truly eminent panel of speakers.
After the success of the 2020 International Women’s Day event, which welcomed over 450 guests, we are excited to return in 2022 to celebrate the spirit and courage of all women, reflect on progress made and call for change towards greater gender equality.
Join us to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women both in Australia and around the world at one of Melbourne’s largest International Women’s Day events.
Hear from a diverse range of eminent speakers, including MSO Managing Director Sophie Galaise, Federal Member for Chisholm Gladys Liu MP, President of Melbourne Football Club Kate Roffey, CEO of MindTribes and co-founder of CDWomen Div Pillay, and International Chamber House’s Margaret Brett as MC. Be inspired by passionate and influential women across a range of sectors who have paved the way for future generations of women leaders.
You will have the opportunity to participate in an interactive conversation with the speakers, moderated by Fay Calderone (Hall & Wilcox), and enjoy afternoon high tea while networking with like-minded guests to celebrate the successes of each other and women across the globe.
This event is not reserved for only women. Gender equality benefits all and is everyone’s responsibility. Therefore we encourage everyone to attend this event.
Date: Monday 7 March 2022
Time: 2:00pm for 2:30pm – 4:30pm
Venue: RACV City Club, 501 Bourke Street, Melbourne
Cost: $149 for Members and $179 General Admission
$1,400 Member Corporate Table and $1,700 General Admission Corporate Table (10 people)
Prices include GST and BF
RSVP: By COB Monday 28 February 2022
Dress: Business attire
Managing Director, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Sophie Galaise joined the MSO as its first female Managing Director in April 2016.
Sophie sits on the board of Symphony Services International and is a member of the Advisory Council of the Harvard Business Review, the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and the CEO Institute in Australia.
Two-time winner, in 2019 and 2015 of the Australian Financial Review 100 Women of Influence Awards, Sophie is renowned for her extensive global experience working with orchestras, not only at the executive level, but also as a professional musician and musicologist.
Member for Chisholm
Gladys Liu is the Federal member for Chisholm and is a strong local representative in the Australian Parliament, with a passion for public service and a small business background.
Born in Hong Kong, she moved to Melbourne in 1985 to study at La Trobe University, after which she worked as a speech pathologist in the Victorian Department of Education and ran her own practice and ran her own restaurants. Gladys later served as an adviser on multicultural matters to two Premiers of Victoria and has experience in the business sector, including as Head of Business Development and Corporate Social Responsibility Advisor for Canaan Lawyers.
President, Melbourne Football Club
Deputy Chancellor, Victoria University
Kate has worked as a CEO and Senior Executive within the commercial, sport and not-for-profit sectors for many years and is currently the Director of Deals, Investment and Major Projects at Wyndham City.
Kate is the President of the Melbourne Football Club; the first female to hold this position in the Club’s 160+ year history. An experienced non-executive director, she is also a sought-after media and public speaker and appears regularly as an expert commentator on ABC’s television’s NewsBreakfast program.
CEO of MindTribes and co-founder of CDWomen
Div Pillay is the CEO of MindTribes and co-founder of CDWomen. She is an expert in race and cultural inclusion and co-designs with clients, systemic and sustainable change that advances their business.
Prior to that, Div spent 14 years in People & Culture roles working across Australia, Asia and South Africa. Div is named as one of the 100 Women of Influence, 2018 (AFR & Qantas), one of the 25 Global Influencers, 2021 (AACSB International), and is the Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee, American Chamber of Commerce, Australia.
Partner, Hall & Wilcox
Fay Calderone is a Partner in the Employment team at Hall & Wilcox, based in Sydney, who has paved a path as a lawyer passionate about inclusion drawing on over 20 years of experience acting for employers.
Fay has been recognised for Labour & Employment Law in The Best Lawyers in Australia, Doyle’s Guide and Asia Pacific Legal 500. She was also this year awarded Wellness Advocate of the Year in the Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards 2021 and recognised by Australian Lawyer as an Elite Women and by HRD as a 5-star employment lawyer.
This is a collaborative initiative by the Chambers of International Chamber House