In celebration of International Women’s Day this week, we invited ten of our amazing female clients to join our table at the Business Chick’s luncheon at Crown Palladium. The event was a wonderful opportunity to celebrate and acknowledge the fantastic achievements of women around the world, represented by three incredible guest speakers; Marita Cheng, Susan Alberti AC and JoAnna Ferrari.


Marita Cheng, founder of Robogals & aubot, shared her inspiring journey of persistence which led her to be named the 2012 Young Australian of the Year at a tender age of 23. Along with running robotics workshops for over 70,000 girls across 11 countries, Marita recently launched Teleport Brain Control that allows people with a disability to attend school or work remotely via a telepresence robot.


Susan Alberti AC, now an icon of the building industry and key contributor to the formation of the Australian Football League Women’s, shared how her life story of humble beginnings and tragic loss propelled her to become instrumental in promoting juvenile diabetes research in Australia.


JoAnna Ferrari showed how she has turned the many challenges in her life into a powerful comeback story and the strategies she has developed over her 30+ years as a successful business leader to embrace change and “harness the power of transitions”.


It was an incredible feeling to be surrounded by 1,500 women in the one room who are passionate about empowering and supporting each other.


“It doesn’t matter how old you are or how smart you are. All that matters is your imagination and how your creativity can conquer reality.” – Marita Cheng