CPA Australia's IWD 2021 luncheon

When: March 8 2021

Where: Sydney, Australia


We invite you to join us for a great afternoon of networking and sharing experiences with your peers at CPA Australia’s International Women’s Day Luncheon.

We will discuss how you can #choosetochallenge, the theme for this year's International Women's Day, with our MC Karla Grant, special guest speakers Marlee Silva and Nareen Young plus our panel facilitator Kim McKay AO.

Following our special guest speakers presentations, we will invite Marlee, Nareen and Karla to the lounge for a panel discussion with Kim McKay as our facilitator. You will have the opportunity to engage with our speakers during this session.

Ticket Donations

For every ticket sold, $5 will be automatically donated to our nominated charity.

Why not gather your colleagues, team members and friends and book a table or take the opportunity to meet new peers and be part of this unique experience.

This event is a great opportunity to recognise your team and network with other industry professionals. Please join us to mark International Women's Day 2021!

Member: AUD $99.00 (incl. GST)

Non-member: AUD $115.01 (inc GST)

Table of 8: AUD $792.00 (inc GST)


Monday, 8 March, 2021
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
E. Australia Time


Ivy Ballroom
330 George St
Sydney, New South Wales 2000

Introducing our MC, Karla Grant

Karla Grant is an Australian presenter, producer and journalist, and proud Arrernte woman, with an extensive media career that spans over 30 years, working primarily in Indigenous news and current affairs for NITV and SBS. She is a known and respected voice in the Australian media and a spokesperson for Indigenous affairs.

Introducing our Special Guest Speakers, Marlee Silva & Nareen Young

Marlee Silva is an Aboriginal storyteller from the Gamilaroi and Dunghutti tribes of NSW.  Among many varied roles, she is the Founder of Tiddas 4 Tiddas, a social media-based storytelling network highlighting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women.

Marlee is also the host of her own podcast 'Always was, always will be our stories' which presents conversations with successful Indigenous people from all walks of life and recently published her first book ‘My Tidda, My Sister: stories of strength and resilience from Australia’s first women.’

Nareen Young is Industry Professor, Indigenous Policy (Indigenous Workforce Diversity) at Jumbunna Institute of Indigenous Education and Research at University of Technology, Sydney. She leads the UTS Jumbunna Research Indigenous People and Work Research and Practice Hub, launched in March 2019, an international first.

Prior to her current appointment Nareen has spent over twenty years developing her standing as one of Australia’s leading and most respected employment diversity practitioners, leading two peak diversity employment organisations (NSW Working Women’s Centre and Diversity Council Australia) to enormous impact and success.  She has lead diversity thinking and practice in Australia, and most recently as employment lead for PwC’s Indigenous Consulting where she developed many concepts for Indigenous employment diversity practice, and is influenced by her own Indigenous and culturally diverse heritages in this regard.

Introducing our Panel Facilitator, Kim McKay AO

Kim will be the panel facilitator at this luncheon. She is the Director and CEO of the Australian Museum (AM).  Since being appointed to the Director’s role in April 2014 (the first woman to hold the role in the AM’s 190+ year history).

Kim has had a significant international career focused on the environment, marketing, communications and non-fiction television and co-founded the iconic Clean Up Australia and Clean Up the World campaigns in the 1990’s.  Kim was awarded as an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in 2008 for distinguished service to the environment and the community.

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