On Friday the 23rd of March, I was fortunate enough to attend a Women in business Luncheon with Susan Alberti, hosted by Business in Moonee Valley. Susan Alberti was an incredible speaker. She has a unique way of filling every eye with a tear and every heart with hope.
Susan shared her life story. She has been devastated with the passing of the closest people in her life. Her best friend in her childhood, her husband in her early adulthood, her daughter and her parents.
Where most people would not have been able to go on, Susan was always able to eventually find motivation. She is a known philanthropist, raising large funds for medical research, particularly for type 1 diabetes, as well as donating her own money. As a successful business woman in her own right, Susan strives to promote women in sport and business.
The event was held at the Australian Events Centre. Whilst it took over an hour to get there from South Melbourne, it was worth it. It was a beautiful centre, and the tables were arranged so all attendees had a perfect view of the stage.
To complement the great venue, the catering was delicious – a choice of fish, beef or vegetarian risotto for lunch, and citrus tart for dessert. However, it was stated around the table that canapes are often better suited to this kind of event.
I am always inspired to hear the challenges and triumphs of women in business. I feel extremely grateful for the women who have led the path for gender equality in the past, and am very motivated to take the torch and further improve conditions in the future.
The atmosphere at the event was fantastic! Women talked about the struggles they have experienced, and practical steps they have taken to better gender equality in the workplace. I left the event feeling inspired to make a difference.
Things of note:
- Location: Australian Events Centre
- Highlight: Susan Alberti
- Cost: $90
- Hot Tip: Get there on time to network!
- Venue: 4/5
- Catering: 3/5
- Speakers: 5/5
- Networking Opportunity: 3/5
Total: 15 / 20