EEAA 2018 International Women’s Day

When8 - 8 March 2018
Event Type Trade

The events industry has many outstanding female leaders, entrepreneurs and business women. We also have many outstanding men in our sector who support the growth and career development of the women they work with.

We invite both the men and women of our industry to join us for our inspirational International Women's Day Breakfast to honour the contribution of women to the events industry.

This special event will once again be held at Doltone House and the EEAA will honour its tradition of helping disadvantaged women return to the workplace through the charity, Fitted for Work.

Date: Thursday, 8 March 2018
Time: 7.15am to 9.30am
Location: Doltone House Hyde Park, 3/181 Elizabeth St, Sydney NSW

COST: Members $110pp | Non-Members $132pp
HOST A TABLE (9pax): Members $900 | Non-Members $1080

Contact EEAA on 02 9413 9520 or email for more information.


EEAA Chief Executive, Joyce DiMascio will facilitate the on-stage conversation with our outstanding panel.

City of Sydney Councillor Christine Forster describes herself as "committed to the principles of common sense government, genuine sustainability, free enterprise and respect for the individual". She played an active and public role in the recent same-sex marriage campaign and is a champion for the business event industry in Sydney.

Pier One General Manager, Kim Mahaffy is a leading woman in the business event industry. Her career has taken her around the world and she is credited with helping to make Pier One one of the most successful hotels ever. She is known for her impactful leadership style, which includes a focus on creating workplace cultures that support the individual and foster entrepreneurialism in young people.

Strategist, Consultant and Author, Jane Mathews is best known for her book, Midlife Manifesto, which encourages and inspires women to take control of their lives, through such things as ‘teaching people how to treat you’ and ‘creating a life based on how you want to feel every day’. With a background in advertising that has taken her across the globe, she now runs her own strategic consultancy, which delivers strategic business advice and specialised training in ‘unconscious bias’.

Director of the Australian Chamber Business Leaders Council, Paul Nicolaou, works with business leaders around the country and across all industries. Paul is a strong advocate for promoting women to leadership roles. Through the Australian Chamber, he creates many opportunities for women leaders to share their expertise and knowledge.

The M Agency Founder and Managing Director, Emma Triggs is a highly successful woman in media, creating campaigns for some of the world's biggest entertainers over the past 25 years and currently delivering over 100 campaigns a year in Australia and New Zealand across live touring (music, comedy, family, theatre and others), album releases, film releases, exhibitions, sporting events and more. She is passionate about the role of mentoring in the career development of young people.

Doltone House CEO, Anna Cesarano, is also a strong advocate and mentor for women in business events and will be on stage to welcome guests to the venue.


This year, the themes for International Women's Day are #PressforProgress and Leave no woman behind.

With the findings from the World Economic Forum's 2017 Global Gender Gap Report telling us that gender parity is over 200 years away - there has never been a more important time to keep motivated and #PressforProgress.

Leave no woman behind”, examines the vital role that women play in humanitarian and disaster planning and response. Each of our events will explore the impacts disasters have on women and girls, and highlight the important roles that women play in risk reduction, rebuilding, rehabilitation and peace processes.