2024 International Women’s Day Luncheon at Plantation House

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Judy Brinsmead welcomes you to this impactful, inspirational and informative event where we will together, explore the theme Count Her In: Invest in Women. Accelerate Progress.

Effie Zahos, Media personality and editor of Money since 1999

Hear from guest speaker, Effie Zahos, one of Australia’s leading personal finance commentators. Known for her no-nonsense approach, she has a knack for making money matters simple.
She is the host of Channel 9’s “Your Money” segments on the Today Show and regularly speaks with media across Australia
Effie is also the author of A Real Girl’s Guide to Money, Ditch the Debt & Get Rich and The Great $20 Adventure.

As Editor-at-Large of Canstar, Australia’s biggest financial comparison site, she continues to help Aussies make the most of what they have.
Passionate about financial literacy, Effie sits on the board of directors for Ecstra, a not-for-profit organisation committed to building the financial capability of all Australians within a fair financial system and is an independent Director of InvestSMART.
She holds a Bachelor of Economics Degree from the University of Queensland.
Effie is also the proud mother of two reformed spenders.

Jane Laverty, The Regional Director for Business NSW

Our MC Jane Laverty is a self-confessed regionalist with a personal mission and passion for sustainable economic development and quality community and business engagement in the Northern Rivers.

She is an advocate for business and a champion for young people in the region, with a particular interest in channeling natural abilities into rewarding career paths (and fulfilling lives) and ensuring young people in the region have an opportunity to live and work in the Northern Rivers with employers of choice.

Panel Speakers to be announced shortly! 

We are creating a diverse and engaging panel of speakers to add to this meaningful event. These women are paving the way for future female leaders.

Raffle tickets will be available for purchase to support Human Nature whose mission is to empower young people across the far north coast to navigate life’s challenges – transforming trauma and disadvantage into healing and growth offering therapeutic programs that take place outdoors in nature. Offering tailored services that engage and support young people to change the trajectory of their lives towards a more positive future.

Ticket Package Includes

A delicious 2 course lunch by Botanica Plantation House where culinary excellence meets farm-fresh goodness, and every dish reflects the vibrant colors and rich tastes of the region.

  • Welcome cocktail by Ink, Husk Distillers
  • 2 Hour beverage package (wine, beer, sparkling)
  • Tropicology skincare gift
  • Photo opportunities
  • Entertainment
  • Hear from Today Show’s Effie Zahos and an inspiring line-up of local speakers
  • Networking on the lawn of Plantation House from 3pm – 5pm. (Cash Bar Available)

This special event is not to be missed!

If there is anything we can do to make your attendance at our event more comfortable please get in touch via [email protected]