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Women in Focus International Women's Day Lunch

  • Aerial South Wharf Promenade South Wharf, VIC, 3006 Australia (map)

To celebrate this International Women's Day, The Churchill Club will be hosting a table at The Women in Focus luncheon and we invite you to join us in sharing the successes of women past and present, and highlight the work still to be done to empower women and girls around the world.

This two-course luncheon is a unique opportunity to meet women who are passionate about transforming women’s lives for the better. Joining us to share their inspiring stories will be Annette Gillespie, CEO of safe steps Family Violence Response Centre, and Cyan Ta’eed, Cofounder and Executive Director of Envato, and creator of New Day Box, an initiative that mobilises women to make care packages for women fleeing domestic violence.

We will be making New Day Boxes at the event to show our support for women and families in crisis care. The event will raise funds for safe steps Family Violence Response Centre, who provide 24/7 support, risk assessment, emergency accommodation and safety planning to keep women and children safe and free from violence. The New Day Box initiative works with safe steps to distribute boxes over the Christmas period.

About the speakers

Cyan Ta'eed
Cyan Ta'eed is Cofounder and Executive Director of Envato, a creative eco-system encompassing the largest digital marketplace in the world. Cyan began her career as a graphic designer, and is driven by empowering creative professionals to build a sustainable living flexibility.

Cyan is the 2015 Telstra Victorian Business Women of the Year, EY 2015 Entrepreneur of the Year (Services), and Envato was awarded Job Advisor's Coolest Company for Women 2015.

Annette Gillespie
Annette Gillespie is the CEO of safe steps Family Violence Response Centre.  With over 20 years’ experience Annette has designed and led family violence response models in both Australia and internationally, and is an unrelenting advocate for social change to end violence against women and children. She is a specialist family violence clinician and has worked directly with thousands of women, particularly children who have been affected by violence. 

Annette is committed to eliminating violence against women and has held many significant posts on advisory committees and Boards including the Luke Batty Foundation, No to Violence and as Chair of the NZ National Collective of Women' Refuges.

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