Connecting Women Lunch

When:  May 17, 2024 from 12:00 PM to 04:00 PM (ET)

SOLD OUT! Join the waitlist.

We’re looking forward to an afternoon filled with inspiration, connection and celebration.

Event details

Date: Friday 17 May 2024

Time (AEST): 

11:45 am: Registration opens
12:00 pm: Pre-lunch drinks and networking
12:30 pm to 3:00 pm: Three-course lunch and program
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm: 
Post-lunch networking function

In-person only

 Sofitel Melbourne on Collins, Grand Ballroom, 25 Collins St, Melbourne

Keynote speaker: Krystal Barter, Founder, Humanise Health
Host: BioMelbourne Network

Registration: Member $220; Non Member $340 (SOLD OUT, join the waitlist)

Note: All CSL, Seqirus and CSL Behring registrations must go through their office for bookings.

Seating arrangements

We encourage you to register colleagues and friends who support women in the workplace, are role models for the next generation and champions of equality.

Whether you have bought an individual ticket or purchased collectively as part of a group, all guests will be spread out throughout the room and we cannot guarantee that you will be seated with friends. This provides a powerful opportunity for networking and exploring new opportunities for growth and collaboration.

We trust you will enjoy the experience of engaging with like-minded individuals who you may not ordinarily have the opportunity to meet.

Dietary requirements

When booking general release tickets, please ensure you specify relevant dietary requirements for yourself and/or those you are booking for (please state dietary needs as simply as possible). Given the large number of guests expected at this lunch, we kindly ask that dietary requests are reserved for those with specific food needs or restrictions.

Specific food needs may include: vegetarian, vegan, pescatarian, gluten free, dairy free, lactose free, no red meat, no seafood, low FODMAP, Halal (please contact us directly should you require Kosher).

Food restrictions (allergies or intolerances): if applicable, please ensure you specify ‘allergy to [food type]’ or ‘intolerance to [food type]’ when booking.

Any queries, please contact Nicole Pitcher on or 03 9667 8181.

Cancellation Policy

General release tickets:
Full refund can be given up to 4 weeks prior to the event.
No refunds will be made within 4 weeks of the event.

Thank you to our 2024 Sponsors

BioMelbourne Network is delighted to announce our support for the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, with all proceeds going to the kConFab Foundation, at the 2024 Connecting Women Lunch.

The Kathleen Cuningham Foundation Consortium for Research into Familial Aspects of Breast Cancer collects and shares specimens and genetic, epidemiological, medical and psychosocial data from families with a strong history of breast and breast/ovarian cancer with researchers working on ethically approved research projects.

Based on your feedback, we will not be providing donation slips at the Connecting Women Lunch this year. We are now accepting online donations only for our charity which can be submitted before or during the event.

Help us exceed $22,000 – last year’s record total.

Donate now and make a difference in the fight against cancer; just click here.

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Sofitel Melbourne on Collins, Grand Ballroom
25 Collins St
Melbourne, VIC 3000