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Gold and Platinum members receive the most value from our events, with 50% off all tickets and perks, including personal introductions to selected speakers. Not a member? Learn more about our membership options.

Our regular events calendar includes Studio Sessions, VIP Dinners and informal Wine Wednesdays. Throughout the year we’ll also announce special events.

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Future Women X Westfield Present: Westfield Women In Conversations

Future Women and Westfield have teamed up with Westfield to present Westfield Women in Conversation, an intimate event series designed to connect and inspire women across WA, QLD, SA, VIC, ACT and NSW throughout May and June. Hear from Jessica Rowe, Em Rusciano and Allison Langdon, on some of the most important issues facing women today as well as their own unique stories and how they’ve embraced change along the way.

WA: Westfield Carosuel and Westfield Whitford City
VIC: Westfield Southland, Westfield Fountain Gate, Westfield Knox
SA: Westfield Marion
NSW: Westfield Tuggerah, Westfield Miranda, Westfield Hornsby
QLD: Westfield Carindale

$30

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VIP Dinner: #MeToo: Moving On Or Moving Forward?

#MeToo has shattered Hollywood heavyweights and transfixed the global media landscape, but in Australia it has polarised and challenged every step of the way, causing many within the movement to question whether it was all worth it. But, why hasn’t it worked in Australia and what is its future?

Future Women invites you to a robust panel discussion on the pitfalls and challenges #MeToo has faced in Australia and what it’s future holds in this country. The evening’s panellists include; Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins, Former Labor MP Emma Husar, Sydney Morning Herald investigative journalist Kate McClymont and Ashurst Partner Robert Todd, who specialises in technology, defamation and media/entertainment.

Special thanks to Ashurst

29th May 2019
From $230

Ashurst Ballroom
Level 11
5 Martin Place
Sydney NSW 2000

 

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Next Generation Innovators

This panel discussion focuses on female start-ups and entrepreneurs who are breaking the mould. Host of the Future Women podcast, Sylvia Jeffreys drives the discussion with boundary-pushing women who’ve made their mark in business. Hear the solid gold advice from lessons they’ve learnt along the way.

June 4th 2019
6pm-8.30pm
$44

Eternity Playhouse 
39 Burton Street, Darlinghurst
Sydney NSW 2000

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Studio Session: HerVote Melbourne

Over the past decade, our country has fallen from 15th to 50th in the world on gender representation in national parliament. It’s not necessarily that we’re going backwards, but the rest of the world is moving forwards, faster. Join us on in May for the opportunity to hear from, meet and engage with female political leaders and emerging candidates.

10th May 2019
5.30pm-8.30pm
$44

NGV
Access via North Entrance
Clemenger Auditorium
180 St Kilda Rd
Southbank VIC

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Member Meet Up: Benefit X FW Presents Be Bold, Lets Make a Mark

Join Future Women, Benefit and their charities partners for a special members-only breakfast event on Thursday May 9 at 7.30am. Hear from with Beth Glancey, General Manager Benefit Cosmetics Australia, Jessica Brown Founder and CEO of Sister2Sister and Emily Brooks, Future Women Editor, on how you can give back – even when you think you’re too busy. Enjoy a morning meaningful conversation and activities, including a professional headshot station, brow styling bar, goodie bags and more.

9th May 2019
7.30am- 9am
Free For Members

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Studio Session:The Art of Calligraphy

Join Future Women and Calligraphy en Vogue founder Joanne Eleanor for an intimate calligraphy morning workshop hosted at AGNSW.

Reset your week and spend a few relaxing hours with us learning a new skill. Learn the fundamentals of the pointed pen under the expertise of one of Australia’s leading calligraphers. Tickets include a take-home calligraphy pen with Nikko G nib, a calligraphy workbook, ink and a glass jar and a 10% discount card for calligraphy supplies thanks to our generous supporter Le Petit Moineau.

Sydney
13th April 2019
9.30am – 11.00am
$150

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Wine Wednesday Melbourne

Join us for an evening of conversation and new connections with like-minded Future Women members at 222 Exhibition Street.Wine Wednesdays are our regular members-only meet and mingle events. Trade your FW Community chat for a night of good times as we toast to FW.

Register with the promo code FWMember, and bring along one friend from outside the community to introduce them to FW. This event will be hosted a We Work’s new Exhibition Street location.

10th April 2019
6.00pm – 7.30pm
Free for members

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Studio Session: Future Women X Twitter Present #HerVote

Over the past decade, our country has fallen from 15th to 5oth in the world on gender representation in national parliament. It’s not necessarily that we’re going backwards, but the rest of the world is moving forwards, faster. Join us on 5 April for the opportunity to hear from, meet and engage with female political leaders, and emerging candidates. This event will be hosted by reporter, news presenter and author, Allison Langdon. Confirmed speakers include; Tanya Plibersek, Deputy Leader of the Opposition, Shireen Morris, Labor candidate for Deakin, Hollie Hughes, Liberal senator candidate, and Zali Steggall, Independent candidate for Warringah. More to be announced.

5th April 2019
6.00pm – 8.30pm
$44

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The Future Women Executive Summit

Future Women and Informa Australia are pleased to announce The Future Women Executive Summit.

This cross-industry event has been designed specifically for Australia’s leaders and aspiring leaders. The comprehensive, two-day agenda will draw on our collective experience and will openly discuss the many challenges and opportunities that arise as women rightfully rise through the executive ranks.

25th & 26th March 2019

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In Conversation: Gail Kelly

Join Future Women and CARE Australia for a special In Conversation discussion with Gail Kelly, as she shares her journey from humble beginnings as a Latin teacher in Africa to the top of the corporate world.

21st March 2019
6pm – 7pm
$44

Domain Theatre
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Art Gallery Rd, Sydney, NSW

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Future Women X THE OUTNET Present: Style With Substance

Future Women and THE OUTNET have teamed up for an interactive masterclass and professional headshot session to arm you with knowledge on showcasing your personality, while keeping it professional. Hosted by Sylvia Jeffreys, this panel conversation will cover insider secrets into how to embrace your personal style, confidence and advice for breaking through the corporate suiting trap. Your ticket includes a professional headshot session, where you’ll be accessorised in THE OUTNET. Post event you’ll receive a digital copy of your headshots. Guests will be welcomed with a glass of Veuve Clicquot.

20th March 2019
5pm – 8.30pm
$120

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In Conversation: Leigh Sales

The anchor of ABC’s 7.30, co-host of the insanely popular Chat 10 Looks 3 with friend Annabel Crabb and dual Walkley Award winner, Leigh Sales has an enviable life.
But one string of bad news stories – and a terrifying brush with her own mortality – sent her looking for answers about how vulnerable each of us becomes during a life-changing event. The resulting book – Any Ordinary Day – has topped the Australian best seller list and was easily the most spotted book at the beach this summer.

Join Future Women for an open conversation with Leigh Sales and Future Women’s founding director Helen McCabe as they delve into the stories behind how ordinary people endure the unthinkable.

15th March 2019
7pm – 8.30pm
$44

Domain Theatre
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Art Gallery Rd, Sydney, NSW

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Studio Session: Now We’ve Got Your Attention

In partnership with the ICC T20 World Cup 2020, Future Women and Twitter invites you to join us for a morning of celebration of Australian female athletes for #IWD2019.

Four elite athletes who are setting the standard in their various fields including cricket will share their insights and personal stories of being a woman in sport, where we’re at and where to next. This special #IWD2019 event, will be hosted by sports reporter Sam Squiers.

7th March 2019
7.30am – 9am
$44

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Studio Session: Building Bassike

Founded in 2006, by Deborah Sams and Mary Lou Ryan, leading Australian fashion label bassike was created with a vision to offer luxurious and wearable everyday pieces.In this candid conversation led by Sylvia Jeffreys, bassike co-founder Deborah Sams and CEO Billy Voss will share insights into how they built the brand from a limited line of organic cotton jersey t-shirts to a wardrobe staple and flourished in a market where their competitors have struggled to survive.

5th March 2019
6.30pm – 8pm
$44

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Wine Wednesday Sydney

Join us for an evening of conversation and new connections with like-minded Future Women members at  Kafnu Alexandria, a newly opened shared work space in Alexandria.

Wine Wednesdays are our regular members-only meet and mingle events. Trade your FW Community chat for a night of good times as we toast to FW with selection of wines from our generous supporter Bird in Hand.

Free for members

27 February 2019
6:00pm – 7.30pm

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VIP Dinner: Meet The Chiefs

In this special event, Future Women’s Jamila Rizvi speaks exclusively and off the record to Clive Mathieson, Amanda Lampe and Shadow Minister for Finance Dr Jim Chalmers, about why women’s interests too often get left behind in law making and who has the power to change it.

Presented by King & Wood Mallesons Meet The Chiefs is a window into the current state of Australian politics.Tickets include a two-course dinner with matching wines provided by Bird In Hand.

Individual tickets:$160
Tables of 10: $1,403

20 February 2019
6:30pm – 10pm

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General Assembly X Future Women: Social Media School

Social media marketing for business is no longer a maybe, it’s a must. With so many platforms and strategies out there, it can be a confusing leap into the unknown that’s more time-wasting than time-saving in your day-to-day marketing activities.

With this in mind, we’ve partnered with General Assembly to help you with the tools for a airtight social media strategy.

13 February 2019
6:00pm – 7:30pm
Free

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General Assembly X Future Women: Social Media School

Social media marketing for business is no longer a maybe, it’s a must. With so many platforms and strategies out there, it can be a confusing leap into the unknown that’s more time-wasting than time-saving in your day-to-day marketing activities.

With this in mind, we’ve partnered with General Assembly to help you with the tools for a airtight social media strategy.

6 February 2019
6:00pm – 7:30pm
Free 

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In Conversation: Teacher’s Pet Podcast creator Hedley Thomas

The podcast has wrapped, the soft soil has been dug up, but the story of Lynette Dawson’s probable murder is not over. Go behind The Teacher’s Pet podcast series with its creator, Hedley Thomas, who also happens to be The Australian’s national chief correspondent and a 2018 Gold Walkley winning journalist. With more than 27 million downloads since launch in May, The Teacher’s Pet, has become one of the world’s top true crime podcasts, leading to new witnesses coming forward and an open investigation of the case.

5th February 2019
6.00pm – 7.30pm
$44

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