International Women’s Day

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About the Event

Join us as we unite as an industry to pay homage to the achievements and success of many outstanding women on Wednesday 8 March 2017 at Blacktown Workers Club.

Attendees will be left empowered by our keynote speaker and the series of powerful Club Industry leaders who give insight into the chief components that ensure the industry remains relevant and dynamic.  

To wrap up the event, each guest will receive a complimentary gift bag valued at over $50, featuring samples from our various event partners.  

Venue: Blacktown Workers Club - 55 Campbell St, Blacktown
Diamond Showroom
Time: 10:30am - 2:30pm
Dress: Business Attire
Price: $185 per person
          $160 per person for a group of six
          *6 pax per table

Registrations for 2017 International Women’s Day have now closed. Should you have any questions, or wish to discuss availability, please contact Kelli Sullivan, ClubsNSW Events Executive, on 02 9268 3045.

International Women’s Day is a fantastic opportunity for men and women from clubs across the state to come together, network and celebrate the role of women in our clubs. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this special event. Join us, and the conversation by using the hashtag #IWD2017


Keynote Speaker - Kristy McKellar

Presented by Russell Corporate Advisory

If you’re a person with aspirations to drive change and be at the forefront of the industry, the headline speaker of this year’s event, Kristy McKellar, won’t disappoint.

 A courageous survivor of domestic violence, Kristy McKellar is renowned in the family violence sector, both in Victoria and nationally, with an academic background ingrained in Social Science and Social Work.  

Amongst a multitude of achievements collected in a short period, Kristy was recently named the 2016 Agenda Setter of the Year, awarded in recognition for her contribution to legislation and policy reform in the family violence sector.

Kristy has partnered with the Victoria Police in education reform, creating a mandated e-learning module; is co-chair of the Victorian Royal Commission’s Victims Survivors’ Advisory Council and further is a founding member of the Victorian Royal Commission’s Social Services Taskforce with the Special Minister of State. She is a delegate to the Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence Steering Committee and sits on the Women’s Health East ‘Speaking Out’ Eastern Media Advocacy Program (EMAP) Steering Committee.  

Set to educate and inspire, Kristy will delve into how advocating for social change has been the catalyst for navigating how to be successful in influencing and leading others, getting outcomes that are make a difference.  

The event will also feature the story of Manning Point Bowling Club, led by Lisa Barber (CEO) and Karen McPherson (Executive Chef) - two passionate women leading a modest regional club who under their leadership and principles of inclusion and diversity, are working hard to build long term success. 


Should you require accommodation, there are a number of hotels in close proximity to Blacktown Workers Club. 

Travelodge Blacktown
170 Reservoir Rd Blacktown
NSW 2148
Phone: 02 8822 2000
Approximate travel time by car – 7 minutes
*Please contact the hotel direct, noting you are part of ClubsNSW International Women’s Day Event to receive a special rate.  

Atura Blacktown 
32 Cricketers Arms Rd
Prospect, NSW
Phone: 2148 02 9421 0000
Approximate travel time by car – 11 minutes  

Alpha Hotel Eastern Creek
Corner Brabham and Peter Brock Drive
Eastern Creek, NSW
Phone: 2766 02 8889 7700
Approximate travel time by car – 13 minutes

Future club leaders scholarship

For the third year running, ClubsNSW, in partnership with Silver Corporate Partner, Barringtons offered eligible women the opportunity to be awarded one of four International Women’s Day scholarships, each worth up to $10,000, into the renowned Future Club Leaders (FCL) Program. 

Congratulations to our winners - Chelsea Leslie (Moama Bowling Club), Pam Shouten (Barooga Sports Club) Claudia Buckby (Port City Bowling Club) and Sally Bullock (Bathurst RSL)


2017 Photo Gallery

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Major Prize Draw

Be in the running to win the major lucky door prize - a $300 gift voucher to the exclusive one-hatted OTTO Ristorante in Woolloomooloo. OTTO is an iconic harbour-side venue, where diners will be treated to a truly personalised experience by Head Chef, Richard Ptacnik, and his passionate team, where only the finest seasonal produce is sourced, and service is paramount. 


ClubsNSW sincerely thanks our suppliers:


Key Contact

For any queries regarding the event, please contact:

Kelli Sullivan
Events Executive
Marketing, Partnerships & Events
P: 02 9268 3045