EEA Australia’s wardrobe spring clean for International Women’s Day Australasia

Celebrating the role women play in the events sector will be at the heart of the Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia’s (EEAA) 2019 International Women’s Day Breakfast.

EEAA Chief Executive, Joyce DiMascio said it was important for the industry and the association to contribute to improving the lives of women.

This year the EEAA is supporting the National Heart Foundation and Fitted for Work.

“We invite you to join us at this important event where we will hear from an outstanding panel of leaders and support two important initiatives, Fitted for Work and the National Heart Foundation,” DiMascio told EEAA members.

She called on participants to donate good quality corporate clothing, shoes and accessories to help disadvantaged women return to the workforce.

“Join us in listening to one of Australia’s leading cardiologists, Professor Clara Chow. Professor Chow has undertaken ground-breaking research that identifies the huge impact of heart disease, the silent killer that each day causes the death of three times more women than breast cancer.”

The 2019 panel will tackle three key themes, Women in Leadership, Women Defying Stereotypes and Women’s Heart Health and Wellbeing.

As well as Professor Chow, the Hon Bruce Baird AM, Chairman of Business Events Sydney and former State and Federal Minister, will join the discussion on women in leadership and the importance of giving a voice to women in all spheres of business and political life.

Supriya Shakya, Head of Digital at Reed Exhibitions Australia, is leading some of the most innovative tech projects in the exhibition industry and will discuss being a woman in a male dominated sector and what is possible for women in tech.

Also on the panel will be Lynell Peck, Director of Culinary at ICC Sydney heads a massive operation in a role traditionally held by a man. She headed the design and delivery of ICC Sydney’s culinary experience employing large numbers of young men and women.

Completing the speaker line up is Georgie Chapman-Burgess, Operations Manager at Exhibitions and Trade Fairs and winner of the 2018 Richard Geddes Young Achiever Award and Tourism Australia scholarship. She is also the recipient of the inaugural Tourism Australia scholarship to attend the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry’s (UFI) Asia-Pacific Conference in Tokyo in March.


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