The Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) will hold its inaugural EEAA International Women’s Day Breakfast on Thursday, 6 March 2014 to celebrate the achievements of women in business and also to give the industry a chance to give to a good cause.
“Women in business often wear many hats. They lead change, they nurture people and they develop organisations. They also contribute to the community and to their families,” said EEAA Chief Executive, Joyce DiMascio.
“The Exhibition and Event industry has many women in leadership roles and we are very pleased to have some of our most successful leaders join us for this inaugural event.”
Leading social commentator, writer and marketing specialist, Jane Caro will comment on contemporary issues impacting the lives of women. She will also interview three top business leaders from the exhibition and events industry. They are:
Debbie Evans, President, Reed Exhibitions South East Asia/Australia;
Jo-Anne Kelleway, CEO, Info Salons Australia; and
Anna Cesarano, CEO of Doltone House and active philanthropist.
“Our industry has many women at all levels of organisations and we are honoured to hear from three who lead highly successful yet very different companies – from international businesses to family companies and they represent organisers, venues and suppliers within the EEAA community.” she said.
And in keeping with the spirit of International Women’s Day, the EEAA event will provide support for the Not-for-Profit, Fitted for Work which provides corporate clothing, personal styling and job interview preparation to help disadvantaged women get jobs.
“We are asking attendees to donate good quality corporate wear and accessories to this most worthy cause on International Women’s Day.”
Fitted for Work is a not-for-profit organisation, with offices in Sydney and Melbourne, that assists women experiencing disadvantage to find employment. Established eight years ago, FFW has helped more than 13,500 women.
Ms DiMascio said the UN theme for International Women’s Day in 2014 is ‘Inspiring Change’ and this is one way EEAA can support this.
The event details are as follows:
EEAA INAUGURAL INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY BREAKFAST
Time: 7:30am – 9:30am
Venue: Hyde Park Ballroom, Doltone House, 3/181 Elizabeth Street, Sydney
Cost: $110 each | $1,000 for table of 10