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FULLY BOOKED – 10th Annual Connecting Women Lunch

May 25, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm AEST

This event is fully booked.  If you would like to join the waitlist, please call our office on 9667 8181. 

For the past 9 years, the Connecting Women Lunch has provided the opportunity to highlight and celebrate the achievements of women in the biotechnology, medical technology and pharmaceutical sector in Victoria.  Guests come together to support, inspire and encourage each other to strive for leadership roles in the healthcare innovation sector.

On Friday 25th May, we’ll be hosting the 10th occurrence of what has become the biggest celebration of women in the biotechnology, medical technology and pharmaceutical industry in Australia.

To mark the occasion, we welcome all genders to attend this year’s 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.

For this year’s bigger and more inclusive celebration, we are returning to the venue that hosted the very first Connecting Women Lunch in 2009 – the Sofitel Melbourne on Collins and we have a special guest speaker!

Susan Alberti AC

Passionate, driven and ambitious, Susan Alberti AC has forged paths in areas traditionally dominated by men. As co-founder and Managing Director of a large building company, the Chairman of her own medical research foundation, and the Ambassador for the National Women’s Football League, Susan has had great success both professionally and personally.

Pioneering through tragic personal circumstances, Susan’s work has assisted in raising millions of dollars for diabetes research and her passion has resulted in her being recognised internationally for her effort.

A trailblazer in women’s football, Susan has been instrumental in the formation of a national women’s football league as well as the success of the Western Bulldogs Football Club.


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.

Date: Friday 25th May 2018

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


Members: $140
Non-Members: $230 (bookings open on Tuesday 3rd April at 11am)
(Prices include GST)

To check if your organisation is a member, click here

Note: All CSL, Seqirus & CSL Behring registrations must go through their office at community@csl.com.au

Cancellation Policy:
Full refund given up to 14 days prior to the event
No refunds within 14 days of the event



May 25, 2018
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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BioMelbourne Network
+61 3 9667 8181


Collins Place, 25 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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