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International Womens Day Luncheon 2017In recognition of women who lead, inspire & overcome the most extreme adversity, TheVenueShop.com is offering you the chance to WIN 2x VIP tickets, including flights if interstate to join our International Women’s Day #Accelerate2017 #BeBoldForChange event.

Be inspired in turn to progress in your own business, family & community lives after hearing from an incredible guest speaker showcase.

Enjoy this day of celebration, reflection, advocacy & action. Ignite your sense of passion & purpose!

In the lead up to Women’s Day 2017, we ask what do the following women have in common? (Besides some of them being among our IWD2017 speakers)

  • Christine Holgate, Blackmores Group
  • Cindy Hook, Deloitte Australia
  • Jayne Hrdlicka, Jetstar Group
  • Sally MacDonald, Big W
  • Pip Marlow, Microsoft Australia
  • Rachael Argaman, TFE Hotels
  • Belinda Robinson, Universities Australia
  • Naomi Simson, RedBalloon
  • Katie Page, Harvey Norman
  • Sadhana Smiles, Harcourts Real Estate (Vic)
  • Kate Vale, Spotify Australia & New Zealand
  • Alison Watkins, Coca-Cola Amatil
  • Katie Page, Harvey Norman
  • Lucy Perry, Sunrise Cambodia

Answer> a sample of women CEOs of well-known companies! You may ask & “how did they get there?” Apart from hard a lot of hard work, there are many ways women can help enhance their career & ‘move up the corporate ladder.’

Perhaps via mentoring (formal/informal) or professional networking schemes to encourage & train women with a view to career development within a supportive environment. A growing number of business leaders are publicly mentoring female candidates for executive & boardroom appointments. Also, attending women's events & networks are a popular element of diversity & leadership strategies across all stages of your career.

Interestingly, the presence & status of women in paid employment has improved dramatically over the last half century. However, the progression of professional women into positions of leadership has been slow. A study by Australian diversity & productivity researcher Conrad Liveris, analysed the gender composition in ASX200 roles, which included 200 chief executives & 200 chairs, finding women only hold 23 of these positions; the remaining 377 positions held by men. Women continue to find it more difficult to rise to positions of leadership in environments that are highly male-dominated, irrespective of the sector of employment.

The latest update from private sector employer reports provided to Australia's Workplace Gender Equality Agency (which covers more than 12,000 employers/4 million employees across Australia), found that despite women making up half of the nation's workforce, they still earn substantially less than men at every level; $27,000 less than their male counterpart.

Committed to helping women find their voice & move forward in their chosen career, Ultimate Conferences & TheVenueShop.com are proud to have co-founded an International Women’s Day Event with Metro Property Management, in an effort to make a real impact via the funds we raise for our charity partner each year, while bringing together some of the most amazing women for networking & inspiration. 
*Kristie from Australian Pharmaceutical Industries the winner of 2x VIP tickets to our 2016 event, shown below meeting keynote, Turia Pitt 

International Womens Day 2016

Could you be the lucky recipient in 2017?
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Learn more about the event HERE, including our partners (such as Emirates One&Only Resorts, TFE Hotels, Fulton Hogan, Nelson Alexander, We Are VR, Pro Light & Sound…) with fabulous prizes, live auction items & incredible speaker line-up. Book tickets & corporate tables NOW – 2016 was a sell-out success!

  

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Each of our consultants, having a minimum 15-25 years’ experience across all manner of conferences & events, are here to support you.  Why not contact our friendly, expert team on 1300 843 836 or SUBMIT your requirements online, for a speedy turnaround & options to suit your individual requirements today.  Best rates are guaranteed plus exclusive value-adds & no surprises... 

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Lisa Roberts is the Owner/Director of Ultimate Conferences+Events, plus Founder of www.theVenueShop.com & Ultimate Performance+Recruitment.


Lisa (AKA "Lisa-Maree") has an extensive background sourcing appropriate venues & services for an incredibly diverse range of conference & event needs. Highly regarded by her loyal clientele & industry peers alike for her knowledge, insight, integrity & can-do approach - just some of the qualities which have ensured her forging an abundance of long-lasting relationships in the C&E sector.  


Possessing qualifications in Public Relations & Hotel Operations/Catering, Lisa hails from the hotel industry with experience in all facets of F&B, Front Office Supervision/Training, Conference/Events & Sales Management; with most recent industry positions as Director of Sales both within a global Hotel chain & independent more "dedicated conferencing" regional properties.


Most importantly, Lisa's passion for the industry & genuine interest in both matching appropriate solutions & helping people achieve is infectious - with an unwaivering commitment to providing the best possible service in support of your business needs from a meetings & events perspective. As a result, Lisa has developed an extensive network of contacts with strong relationships at all levels. 

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Guest Saturday, 26 May 2018

Clarion Hotel on Canterbury

A huge success... and lunch was amazing!!

Clarion Hotel on Canterbury Thankyou for making our Planning Day a huge success. The team loved the venue and the lunch was amazing!! A very enjoyable day. I will definitely be recommending your venue to all my colleagues - the experience was fantastic!

Novotel Melbourne Glen Waverley

We all really enjoyed the conference, everything was perfect!

Novotel Melbourne Glen Waverley "Wanted to say thank you so much for the great service and your patience with all our changes throughout. We all really enjoyed the conference, everything was perfect! (Well maybe the coffee machine struggled to keep up with us, but overall, everything was great). The venue set up and lunch was great - the buffet really enjoyable, especially the variety of catering offered.

Fudge by Rich

Absolutely delicious, beautifully packaged...

Fudge by Rich As always, absolutely delicious with amazing feedback from all who tried the product! Beautifully packaged up for us, delivery process fast and reliable, and Nicole couldn't have been more helpful in turning around such a large order on such short notice ensuring we had everything needed for the trade show... Think I have a new favourite flavour too, the Rocky Road is to die for!!

Novotel Sydney Brighton Beach

What a professional events team...

Novotel Sydney Brighton Beach "The events team at Novotel Sydney Brighton Beach are truly professionals at what they do. The organisation in particular of the banquets team - always so helpful and ensure that our seminars run smoothly. The only minor suggestion that I would make is more labels to indicate the types salads and sandwiches that are on offer on lunch buffets."

Rydges Bankstown

Suited our brief perfectly... staff could not do enough for us!

Rydges Bankstown "Rydges Bankstown suited our brief perfectly: close to our sites, an abundance of parking and a great function room with natural lighting. The staff were very friendly and could not do enough for us, I am sure we will use this venue again."

VictorsFood

An absolute blast - can't wait to try another amazing VictorsFood experience!

VictorsFood “VictorsFood made our event a truly memorable one. Every one of our team members had an absolute blast making pizzas together with the fun and enthusiastic chefs… We can’t wait to try another one of VictorsFoods' amazing experiences!”

Mantra Bell City

I really appreciated the attention to detail & communication...

Mantra Bell City "Whilst I do not attend these meetings to see the room in person, I certainly had no complaints from any of my management team (no news good news!) The communication from the event co-ordinator in particular was excellent prior to our meeting. It was organised at short notice and she showed such high attention to detail which I really appreciated."

Rendezvous Grand Hotel Melbourne

Really good quality & great value... best external meeting venue in a while!

Rendezvous Grand Hotel Melbourne "The room was appropriately presented, with everything we had requested already in place. Morning tea and lunch were more than ample, and was 'yummy'! Really good quality and great value for money. One of the managers even said it’s been the best external meeting venue he’s been to in a while."

Dockside

The venue, as well as the staff, location & atmosphere was second to none!

Dockside "We held our Staff Christmas party at Dockside this year - the venue, as well as the staff, location & atmosphere was second to none. From the moment I booked the venue, the service was fantastic. The event organiser kept in contact throughout the year, reminding when things needed to be done. Everything went smoothly on the night of the party, the food was amazing, the staff were excellent & the event manager on the night bent over backwards to help with...

Yarra Valley Estate

Excellent food, fantastic spaces to relax & network, country hospitality - we'll definitely be back again!

Yarra Valley Estate Our team really enjoyed the time spent at Yarra Valley Conference Centre. The staff were friendly and accommodating, the food was excellent and the spaces for the group to relax and network after a hard day's conferencing were fantastic and very well utilised!