ARA International Women’s Day Lunch 2023

When: March 8, 2023

Where: Melbourne, Australia


The Australian retail community are invited to the ARA’s inaugural lunch in recognition of International Women’s Day.

The program will feature a special keynote by Dr Samone McCurdy (PhD), Capacity Building Executive Manager, Workplace Gender Equality Agency, and a stellar panel of influential female leaders who will shine a spotlight on gender equity, including fresh-to-market insights from Vicki Doyle, CEO, Rest.

Enjoy a sumptuous three course lunch and premium wines whilst networking with other women in retail.

Hosted by Paul Zahra, CEO, Australian Retailers Association, this event promises to be a celebration and an opportunity for all to embrace equity.

Paul Zahra
Paul is a leading figure of Australian retail having worked in the industry for more than 35 years in senior executive and non-executive roles. Paul has also advised companies and boards on a range of areas including leadership, disruptive change, digital transformation, and diversity and inclusion.

Dr Samone McCurdy
Dr Samone McCurd is an experienced gender equality strategist, researcher and change management professional with expertise in gender equality programming, strategy and gender attuned leadership capability development. Samone has published research and analysis on a range of gendered workplace drivers including paid parental leave, flexible work practices and gendered workplace harm such as sexual harassment and workplace incivility.

Vicki Doyle
Vicki has over 17 years’ senior executive leadership experience in superannuation, insurance, wealth management and banking. Vicki’s experience includes executive leadership roles at some of Australia’s largest financial services organisations. She has an extensive background in distribution, strategic marketing, digital, fund operations and contact centres, customer strategy and design and product management.


Sofitel Melbourne on Collins
25 Collins St
VIC 3000  

08 March 2023
12pm - 2.30pm
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