Her Say! News, Views & Events – September 2014


Dear Members and Friends,

As we finalise events for this year, planning for 2015 is already underway. 

We look forward to bringing you some exciting new updates and innovations, inspiring and informative speakers and events, as we approach the New Year.

Please visit our Event Schedule and Photo Gallery for more information.

To ensure you will be able to access our current and new member only benefits, please ensure your membership is current. Please download the application form through this link, or contact our office to check on your membership status.

Our next confirmed events are: 

  • 28 October 2014: Workshops Over Wine SeriesTake Charge of Your Career, with Joanne Maxwell, founder and lead facilitator, speaker and coach, of Work in Colour
  • 6 November 2014: ‘Brand You! Headshots!‘ Hosted by WLANSW & the Law Society of NSW, with guest speakers: Maria Newport, Principal of Newport O’Connor & Annalisa Armitage, My Image Consultant; Luke Potter Photography
  • 14 November 2014: ‘Golden Girls’ Annual Lunch at the Law Society of NSW
  • 19 November 2014: Inspiration Over Breakfast Series – Guest Speaker, John Canning, Partner at KWM.
  • 20  November 2014: AGM 5.30pm & Xmas Drinks 6pm, at the University Union and Schools Club Sydney.

Kind regards,

Natasha Walls



Support the organisation that has supported women in law since 1952.

For further information on joining or to renew your membership please contact our office or visit our website.

Click here for the Membership Form.



Natasha Walls, President WLANSW

Workshops Over Wine Series: Take charge of your career!

Tuesday, 28 October 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM 
Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
Level 18, 225 George Street, Sydney

Do you have a strategic plan for your working life? Or even for this year? Whether you run your own practice or work for someone else, you need to make sure you are in charge of your career.

If you aren’t sitting in the driver’s seat of your career, you are likely to miss out on strategic opportunities and drift from job to job without a real plan in place. And when the road gets rough, you could easily lose your way. Come along to this session and discover the essentials for steering a course toward a more satisfying and successful career, even during challenging times.

In this informative (and entertaining) session, Joanna Maxwell will highlight the tips and tricks to help you make the most of career opportunities (and identify them in the first place). As well as building blocks such as strengths, skill development and attitude, you’ll think about what success means to you, how to widen your circle of work relationships and influence and how to stay on track and keep moving in your career.

About Joanna http://www.workincolour.com.au

Joanna Maxwell uses the rigor and analytical skills she learned working as a lawyer for over a decade, mixed with a dollop of creative thinking, in order to help clients advance their careers (or reinvent their working life entirely), find new possibilities, generate ideas and solve all kinds of problems in the workplace.

Joanna’s qualifications include International Coach Federation PCC accreditation, Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training, B.A. and L.L.M. She is currently completing a Master of Education. She has published two books (with another in the pipeline) and has been a freelance journalist for many years, writing for publications including AFR BOSS.

Joanna has survived walking on fire and climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, and while she wouldn’t necessarily want to repeat either of those adventures, she’s a keen traveller with journeys through the Middle East, India, Africa, Borneo, Burma and Tibet under her belt. She is also hopelessly addicted to obscure sci-fi shows like Jericho and Firefly.

Members Complimentary;  Non-Members & Guests $20pp. Tickets limited so book early!
Please click here for registration.

The “Workshops Over Wine” event series is proudly hosted by Norton Rose Fulbright Australia.

Brand You! Headshots!
Hosted by WLANSW & the Law Society of NSW

Guest Speakers: Maria Newport, Newport O’Connor & Annalisa Armitage, My Image Consultant Photographer: Luke Potter Photography

5pm for 6pm Presentation, concluding at 7.30pm Thursday 6th November 2014
Law Society of NSW, 170 Phillip Street, Sydney

Join us and our team of experienced professionals for a lively, informative and hands-on session that will enhance your personal brand, image and profile!

Experienced Executive coach, Maria Newport will help you identify What is your personal brand? How do you manage it? and What you need to do to leverage it effectively.

Annalisa Armitage is a certified professional Image Consultant and Stylist and will provide you with tips that you can start to implement straight away.

Luke Potter Photography specialises in ‘headshots’The first impression most people have of you will be your profile photo, and Luke will bring out and show your best qualities.

Members $25pp Non-Members $35pp Photo $30  Please click here for further information and registration.

Please click here for the  Guide to prepare for your session shoot.


CORPORATE LUNCHEON DATE: Friday, 10 October, 2014 TIME: 12:00 – 2:30PM

LOCATION: Dockside, Cockle Bay Wharf, Sydney

Please join us to hear Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO, Major General Simone Wilkie, Professor Catharine Lumby and Angus Dawson on a panel with Jenny Brockie as the facilitator to discuss what’s needed to change in society for girls to be leaders. What are the broader social dynamics that prevent girls from fulfilling their dreams, or even dreaming of leadership in the first place?

FUNDS RAISED: Plan aims to train 700 girls in business and entrepreneurship skills through fundraising at this event. Each ticket you purchase will provide a girl with the skills and education she needs in business to be an entrepreneur and lead a life of dignity.


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The United Nations has declared October 11 as the International Day of the Girl Child, to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world.

I Am A Girl is an inspirational documentary that paints a clear picture of what it means to be a girl in the 21st century. Feminism may have promised equality and sought a better and fairer world for women but the reality is that girls make up almost a quarter of the world’s population yet still face the greatest discrimination of any group in the world.

Yet in spite of these obstacles, girls have found extraordinary ways to persevere and in our documentary we hear their stories of strength, hope, courage and a refusal to be second best. Watch the trailer here

From an exclusive theatre screening to a private screening for a group of friends, The I Am A Girl screening kit will give you everything you need to host a successful screening. To purchase your Screening Kit, please visit the Titan View Shop


“Igniting Leaders and Intrapreneurs”
Inspiring action, innovation and leadership in your organisation

Wednesday, 12 November 2014, Sheraton on the Park, Sydney CBD

Macquarie University’s Women, Management and Work Conference (WMWC) is now in its 26th year and your feedback has inspired us to transform this year’s event. Our aim this year is to once more enhance both your knowledge and skills to drive creativity and visionary change in your workplace, with a mix of interactive presentations and hands-on workshops led by experts in their field. 

Topics explored include:
•           Developing an intrapreneurial mindset to drive career growth and innovation 
•           Creating your own management style 
•           Leading in ambiguous times
•           Acquiring effective collaboration strategies and tools

The new one-day format is a full program of workshops, keynote speakers and networking opportunities.  It is a chance to gain practical skills to apply in the workplace as well as hearing from inspiring leaders. 

Please use the special promotion code: WLANSW. This code it is to be used in the shopping cart and is calculated on the individual ticket, to ensure you receive the 25% discount.

Please click here for further details and registration.

Dress for Success Sydney promotes the economic independence of women in need by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and life. Join us with Lisa Wilkinson for our Gala Dinner ‘Making Dreams Come True’. Please click here for further details.


Shop for a great cause and join us for a fun day of champagne and bargain shopping to raise money for the charity Dress for Success Sydney. Sunday 19 October is set to have more bubbly and hors d’oeuvres, more designer styles and fashion fun at bargain prices! 

There is a fantastic selection of new and pre-loved clothing including a collection of designer outfits, racks of plus size beauties and a range of bags, shoes and accessories. Prices start at $5. Select the links below to purchase your tickets or go to www.dressforsuccess.org/sydney to get information about becoming a member. When you pre purchase your tickets on line for $20 each you receive a $20 voucher on entry to the sale

10am – 11am:              VIP entry for members & 1 guest
11am – 12pm:              Entry for pre purchase ticket holders
12 – 3pm:                     Free entry
3pm:                             Sale closes

See you on Sunday 19 October at The Australasian College, cnr Bay St and Wentworth Park Rd, Glebe. Entry is via Wentworth St.

Every fabulous outfit you buy helps us support the dreams of women seeking employment. So bring your friends for a day of fantastic bargains and guilt free shopping for a terrific cause! To register please select below link: 


Reclaim the Night, also known as Take Back the Night, is an annual, international event which actively campaigns against all forms of violence against women. Traditionally, Reclaim the Night takes the form of a rally/march where the public hit the streets and join together to take a stand against violence towards women and aims to raise awareness of issues facing women – from domestic violence to topical concerns like the closure of women’s refuges. 

This year Reclaim the Night Sydney will be based at Hyde Park beginning with a range of speakers, followed by a march around the CBD and ending with some amazing female performers on 31st October. 

We really appreciate any support you could offer – thank you in advance. Alisha Aitken-Radburn, Reclaim the Night Sydney Convenor 2014 m: 0410850501 e: alisha_ar@hotmail.com Like us here – https://www.facebook.com/ReclaimTheNightSydney

NSW Rape Crisis Centre reports that 1 in 5 women in Australia will experience sexual assault in their lifetime. Many others will experience assault. We need to reclaim our spaces – on the streets, in our homes, online, in workplaces; everywhere. Women have the right to live free of fear, free from the threats of physical, emotional and psychological abuse.

WIN and in-season double pass to see ‘Before I Go To Sleep’ compliments of Studio Canal 

Email:  executive@womenlawyersnsw.org.au with the subject ‘Before I Go To Sleep’. Only winners will be contacted.

Before I Go To Sleep, stars Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth and Mark Strong in this psychological suspense thriller based on the best-selling book.  A woman (Nicole Kidman) struggles to piece together her past after suffering from a terrible accident that leaves her with no memory of her life, including her husband Ben (Colin Firth). But before she goes to sleep, she recovers fragments from her past and flashbacks to the accident that damaged her. With the help of Dr Nash (Mark Strong), she discovers a terrifying new truth that forces her to question those closest to her.  In Cinemas October 16. Check out the trailer here: http://youtu.be/CDI88GjN0LU




Who are Australian Women Lawyers (AWL)?

Formed in 1997, AWL is the national body representing and funded by women lawyers associations in Australia. The current AWL Patron is the Honourable Chief Justice Diana Bryant of the Family Court of Australia.

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