Blog

Sold out November event with Jamila Rizvi inspires for a big 2019

Our last event for 2018 was titled Not Just Lucky, with author, presenter, commentator, mum, (and more) Jamila Rizvi speaking.

It was great to finish 2018 with an event to get us thinking about 2019 and inspired to step up and have confidence in who we are.

In a sold out room of 150 women and men, we started the event with a brief presentation on preventing family violence by Senior Sergant Ben Vahland.

Lauren Downs, General Manager of our event sponsor Volvo Bus Australia, shared her incredible career journey and how she became GM in a male dominated industry at quite a young age. Her story showed how important it is to step out, say yes to new opportunities and believe in yourself.

A delicious lunch was followed by key speaker Jamila, who inspired us, challenged our thinking, and left us entertained, motivated and all rethinking how we use the term ‘lucky’ – it’s actually ok to acknowledge that we work hard and are good at what we do, rather than putting our achievements down to being lucky. Jamila was very generous with her time, and chatted and signed books afterwards.

Our hosts at Traralgon Vineyard were a pleasure to deal with as usual.

See lots of great photos from the day in our November 2018 gallery, and check our social media pages for more images and feedback from attendees.

Jamila Rizvi speaking on 29 November 2018

NOT JUST LUCKY – JAMILA RIZVI We’ve had a great response to tickets for our final event for the year, with guest speaker Jamila Rizvi. Celebrate the end of the year with an inspiring and entertaining speaker, great venue and the opportunity to catch up with friends. This is our Christmas event for 2018 and…

Read More

Inspired by Professor Fiona Wood

Thank you to everyone who supported our event with Professor Fiona Wood and helped make it such a success. It was a fabulous night, Fiona was inspirational in her speaking, sharing points from her childhood and through her education, career and family.  She was very generous with her time chatting with guests, and joining in…

Read More

Don’t ‘fly solo’ – join us for this incredible event

Interested in attending our upcoming Gala Event featuring Professor Fiona Wood on September 7 but not keen to attend on your own? If you are feeling overwhelmed at the thought of getting a full table together, or perhaps you didn’t like the idea of flying solo for the evening, book a seat at one of…

Read More

Date change to November for Jamila Rizvi

Dear Members;   Latrobe Women In Business have been informed, due to health reasons Jamila Rizvi is no longer available to speak on the 20th September at our Not Just Lucky event, unfortunately we have had to reschedule our event. Fortunately we have been able to schedule Jamila in for November 29th at the Traralgon Vineyard…

Read More

Medical support for Professor Fiona Wood event

Latrobe Women in Business is delighted to announce Monash Rural Health and Regional Imaging as Gold sponsors for An Evening with Professor Fiona Wood. The School of Rural Health, which has a strong presence across Gippsland, plays an important role in improving health outcomes and developing the rural health workforce. It provides a regional base…

Read More

Volvo Bus Australia Sponsor LWIB event

We are proud to announce Volvo Bus Australia as a major sponsor for our 20 September event featuring Jamila Rizvi. Volvo Bus Australia have synergies with Latrobe Women in Business, recently appointing Lauren Downs as General Manager.  Lauren Downs, MBA, BCMS Lauren, a young female leader, was appointed to the role of General Manager –…

Read More

Be inspired by Professor Fiona Wood, AM

We are excited to host Professor Fiona Wood speaking at out 7 September event. An amazing Australian woman, we know you will be inspired by her story and invite you to bring partners, work colleages and friends to hear her at a special Friday evening event. Part of Fiona’s work is to fundraise for the…

Read More

B Corporation follow up

  What is a B Corporation? Our June event included Mindy Leow, from B Corporation, as one of our panel members. Since the event we have had enquiries for further information about what a B Corporation is and how to become one. See below for some information from Mindy or visit the B Corporation website…

Read More