I attended ‘In Conversation with Change makers of the Hunger Project’ on Wednesday 1st of August. This event was held at Ernst & Young on Exhibition Street from 5.45pm-8pm.
The Hunger Project is a global not-for-profit organisation that aimed to empower women and men living in rural villages in Africa, Bangladesh, India and Latin America to end world hunger.
This was the first ‘In Conversation with Change Makers’ in the series by the Hunger Project. With more events to continue later in the year due to the number of attendees at the first one. The event was a sell out with about 40 attendees.
The event was targeted to mainly women who wanted to focus more on their entrepreneurial spirit and listen to a selection of positive changing women.
The night begun with 30 minutes of small talk with the attendees. There were a selection of nibbles and beverages that were being served. The food was absolutely delicious. We were then seated in a seminar type format.
The MC for the night was Cyan Ta’eed, the Founder of Hey Tiger and Envato. Hey Tiger, Cyan’s latest social enterprise start up and Envato, one of the largest digital market places in the world.
We sat down to listen to the panelist discuss why they were committed to empowering women globally. Touching on their personal and professional leadership journey.
I found the event was worth-while to attend however it was not much of a networking event. Majority of the attendees had some connection to either of the two panelist or just had an interest in raising money and supporting the not-for-profit, the Hunger Project.
Things to Note:
- Location: Ernst & Young, Level 23, 8 Exhibition Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000
- Highlight: The panel discussion
- Cost: $30
- Hot Tip: Wasn’t much of a networking opportunity
- Venue: 4/5
- Catering: 5/5
- Speaker: 4/5
- Networking Opportunity: 1/5