#PressForProgress Women's Day 2018 Luncheon #IWDMelbourneStyle

March 8, 2018

#IWDMelbourneStyle WomensDay2018

DATE:      Thursday, 8 March 2018

11.30am: Arrival & registration, pre-drinks & networking

View auction items, raffle sales, engage with event partners

Seated for official MC welcome

  • Introduction to 2018 charity partner | entree service 
  • Keynote address | audience questions
  • Selected live auction items, first door prizes announced (short break)

Return from break for main course service 

  • MC handover to Convenor for Panel introductions, discussion/Q&A session
  • 2nd round live featured auction items

Extended networking break

  • "Meet the Speakers", book signings/photos
  • Engage with our partners, music & more...
  • Final raffle ticket purchases/online auction bids (close when break concludes - or purchase raffle tickets here online prior to event & follow link for auction items)

A word from our organisers...

  • Tea, coffee, chocolates served
  • Final featured live auction items
  • 3.40pm MAJOR fundraising raffle prizes announced & presented
  • Thankyou! from our charity partner
  • Any final acknowledgements & announcements

4.00pm: Event Concludes

After-drinks (cash bar) at Woolshed Restaurant & Bar (Central Pier, Docklands - opposite Etihad)

*PLEASE NOTE: all timings are approximate & we reserve the right to amend the schedule where necessary to ensure the smooth running of this event & speaker presentations on the day*


Brooke Hanson, OAM: Keynote

Olympic Gold & Silver Medallist | TV Host | Ambassador, "Life's Little Treasures"

This swimming star remains 1 of Australia’s most recognised Olympians Making her debut for the Australian Swimming Team at the 1994 Commonwealth Games, Brooke went on to represent Australia over 25 times at major international championships. In ...

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Adrian Butera: MC/Auctioneer #IWDMelbourneStyle

Managing Director Compton Green

"Whether it's the people you work with or the clients you represent, you have to enjoy interacting & understanding what motivates others." Making the transition to the real estate industry in 1990, Adrian was immediately attracted to the ...

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Carol Fox: Panel Moderator

Author, "Confident Communication for Leaders" PLUS, President/Chair - Women Sport Australia

For nearly three decades, Carol has worked closely with thousands of people as an Executive Coach, University Lecturer, Conference Speaker & Facilitator in the Personal & Professional Development Industry - collaborating with all levels ...

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Rachel Argaman: Panellist

CEO - TFE Hotels | Accommodation Assoc Australia, Tourism Australia, Investment Advisory Board

A visionary leader whose collaborative style has helped build TFE Hotels (Toga Far East Hotels) into one of the most successful hotel & apartment management companies based in Australia...  Rachel has led TFE Hotels through a huge growth ...

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Liberty Sanger: Panellist

Director/Principal, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers PLUS, Chair - Equal Workplaces Advisory Council

A Principal, Board member & Practice Group Leader at Maurice Blackburn Lawyers, co-leading the Victorian WorkCover & Road Accident injuries (TAC) departments - Liberty is a qualified Law Institute of Victoria Personal Injury Accredited Specialist & she ...

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Kristiana Greenwood: Panellist

Chair - Facility Management Assoc. of Australia | Founder - FM Innovations Pty Ltd (FMi) | Director - TEN Women

Kristiana Greenwood is a founder of FM Innovations Pty Ltd - a technology company established in 1997, that designs & develops FM software to address the many complex facets of property & facilities management. FMi has built a customer base of over ...

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Life's Little Treasures Foundation

2018 Charity Partner


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Event Co-Founders >Leah Calnan & Lisa Roberts

#IWDMelbourneStyle | WomensDay2016 WomensDay2017 WomensDay2018

LEAH CALNAN >Metro Property Management Leah has a long history of involvement with the REIV including as Chairperson of the Property Management Chapter Committee & as a training facilitator in ...

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