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Connecting Women Lunch 2019

June 21, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm AEST

This event is sold out please contact us to see if there have been any cancellations – info@biomelbourne.org

A highlight of the annual BioMelbourne Network calendar, the Connecting Women Lunch once again promises to be an event not to be missed.

Now in its 11th year, this event is an opportunity to highlight and celebrate the achievements of women in the biotechnology, medical technology and pharmaceutical sector in Victoria.

We welcome all genders to attend this lunch and encourage you to register employees and colleagues who are supporters of women in the workplace, role models and champions of gender equity in the sector, particularly at leadership levels.

Keynote speaker

Catherine FoxOur keynote speaker this year is Catherine Fox, a leading commentator on women and the workforce, an award-winning journalist, author and regular speaker around Australia. During a long career with the Financial Review, she edited several sections of the newspaper, and wrote the Corporate Woman column; and she has published five books, including “Stop Fixing Women” which along with her journalism was awarded the 2017 Walkley Award for Women’s Leadership in Media. Her most recent book “Women Kind” (with co-author Kirstin Ferguson) examines how female solidarity and support is rebooting the global women’s movement. Catherine helped establish the annual Financial Review 100 Women of Influence Awards in 2012 and was named a Woman of Influence in 2018; she was a member of the Australian Defence Force Gender Equality Advisory Board, sits on the Australian Women Donors Network board, and is co-founder of the Sydney Women’s Giving Circle.

In addition to our keynote speaker, our surprise guest speakers will share their stories and often candid insights into their careers while “On the Couch”.

Date: Friday 21st June 2019

Venue: Sofitel Melbourne on Collins, Grand Ballroom, 25 Collins St, Melbourne
Midday – Pre-Lunch Drinks & Networking
12.30pm – 3.00pm – 3 Course Lunch & Program
3.00pm – 4.00pm – After-Lunch Networking

Registration –

This event is sold out please contact us to see if there have been any cancellations

Members: $150
Non-Members: $250 (bookings open on 5th April at 11am)
(Prices include GST)

An exclusive, member-only ticket sales period will open Friday, 22 March and will continue for two weeks. Ticket sales will open to non-members on Friday, 5 April.

Check if your organisation is a member

To ensure the BioMelbourne Network Connecting Women Lunch provides a powerful platform for networking and exploring mentorship opportunities we provide a curated seating arrangement for attendees, and as such do not offer corporate tables. There will be plenty of time to celebrate with your colleagues prior to the formal proceedings, during the breaks and at the post-event networking reception.

Note: All CSL, Seqirus & CSL Behring employees must register through the company’s internal process. For further details, contact: community@csl.com.au

Cancellation policy: A full refund is given up to 14 days prior to the event. No refunds within 14 days of the event.


An event of this size could not proceed without the generous support of our sponsors, who we gratefully acknowledge. You can read more about our sponsors here



June 21, 2019
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Collins Place, 25 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000
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