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Dear Members & Colleagues

Members have been sent the Notice for the AGM 5.30pm 22nd November 2016, and Call for Nominations. If you did not receive the Notice or need to check your membership status, or are interested in getting more involved on a committee, please contact our Executive Officer, Kathryn Mc Kenzie at our office for further information at or phone 0466 157 087.

It’s been a busy year and planning is already underway for 2017! Please click here to view our event Photo Galleries

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Law Society of NSW for their ongoing support as Principal Sponsor of our Association, and our members, colleagues and affiliates that add to the success and growth of our Association and profession. 

I would also encourage you to support the ‘Law Society of NSW Women’s Mentoring Program 2017’ (please click here for further details) and consider both the role of mentor and mentee as both can provide significant opportunities for personal and professional development. Applications are now open and close 27th January 2017 with the Program commencing 15th February.

We also welcome Crowd & Co as a new Silver Sponsor. A notice with further details of their services is noted below.

SAVE THE DATE 11th August 2017! NSW WOMEN LAWYERS ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS 2017. We are delighted to announce our guest speaker for the Awards Gala Presentation Dinner has been confirmed as The Hon Justice Susan Kiefel AC, High Court of Australia and will be held at the Grand Ballroom, Doltone House Hyde Park, Sydney. Criteria and categories for the 2017 Awards will be confirmed shortly and launched early 2017. Expressions of interest are invited for sponsorship to .  Please refer to 2015 Awards information as a guide:

Details for our AGM 22nd November, and Christmas events in Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong are confirmed.  Please see below for a summary of our final events for 2016 with links to the event details on our website:   


Support the organisation that has supported women in law since 1952.

For further information on joining or to renew your membership please contact
our office or visit our website.

Click here for the Membership Form.

Please check our Event Calendar (click here for details) for upcoming events as they are confirmed.

Thank you for your support over the past year and I hope that you can join us for our 2016 end of year events.

Kind regards

Lee-May Saw

Crowd & Co are delighted to announce sponsorship of the Women Lawyers Association of NSW. As sponsors, we are committed to advancing women in the legal profession by giving them easy access to high quality flexible work opportunities. Crowd & Co is the first independent online marketplace for corporate lawyers. We connect law firms, businesses and lawyers with capacity to work together. 

In doing so, we provide members of the Women Lawyers Association of NSW with the ability to find new opportunities, grow your practice and remain independent through pitching for the projects you want, when and where you want to. 
For more information or to register as a Crowd Lawyer, please visit our website or click here
AGM & Annual End of Year Drinks – meet the new Executive Committee
5.30pm for AGM, 6pm for Christmas Cocktails, Tuesday 22nd November 2016
Union, University & Schools Club, 25 Bent Street, Sydney 
Following our AGM at 5.30pm, The Women Lawyers’ Association of NSW invites you to join us and distinguished guests at 6pm for our annual end of year drinks event, and to meet the Executive Committee.
Members $40pp Non-Members $50pp, includes refreshments Please click here for the flyer with further details and registration formor book and pay online
Christmas Drinks! Newcastle Chapter Women Lawyers’ Association of NSW Inc
5.30pm Thursday 24th November 2016
Queens Wharf Hotel, 150 Wharf Road, Newcastle Harbour

Join us harbour-side to celebrate and catch up with friends and colleagues
for the festive season. Selection of share platters provided; cash bar.

The Queens Wharf Hotel is located at the very centre of Newcastle, with its waterfront location right on Newcastle harbour with views out to Nobbys lighthouse.
Join us upstairs in the newly renovated Skiff Bar and balcony. All welcome – invite your friends and colleagues, 
including the guys!
FREE Event – registrations essential for catering and seating. Click here for the flyer or register online.
Wollongong Chapter Women Lawyers’ Association of NSW Inc. Christmas Drinks!
5.30 – 7.30pm Wednesday 30th November 2016
Pepes on the Beach 2-14 Cliff Rd, Wollongong Beach

Join us beachside to celebrate and catch up with friends and colleagues for the festive season at beautiful Pepes on the Beach. Tickets include drinks and chef’s selection platters

PEPE’S on the Beach offers a slice of the Mediterranean with a hint of Bondi on the shores of North Wollongong Beach with stunning views. Taking full advantage of the beachside location, the venue has been transformed to offer all day drinks and dining with an alfresco option on the sun drenched large scale deck. Join us on the lower deck private cabanas!

Members $40pp Non-Members $45pp (includes refreshments)
 click here for the flyer with further details and registration formbook and pay online  
End of year ‘Picnic in the Park’
11am – 12pm Sunday 11th December 2016
Join us at Frog Hollow Picnic Site, Centennial Park! 
Bring the kids and your partners and join us to celebrate and catch up with friends and colleagues for the festive season. Tickets include venue hire and entertainment.

*Due to risk of allergies members and guests are advised to bring their own picnic and drinks for themselves and their children.

If members would like Mummy Claus to distribute a gift to their child please bring a pre-gift wrapped and labelled present.

Members $5pp, Guests $15pp, Kids – free
Please click here for the flyer and registration; or book online.
Director Institute ‘Women’s Leadership Forum’ 25th November 2016 Sydney
Join us for lunch as we tackle the topic of CULTIVATING RESILENCE with some of Australia's top female leaders: The Hon Julia Gillard, Elizabeth Broderick AO, Melissa Abu-Gazaleh, Layne Beachley AO, Tracey Holmes.

Rapid and disruptive change is today’s normal. It comes in bubbles, waves and sometimes tsunamis. Join some of Australia’s top female leaders as we discuss how they cope with these changes and the need to be agile and resilient. Motivating, insightful and uplifting, this event will provide you with new tools for personal growth, create important business alliances, explore self-development and tap into a wealth of powerful tips, tricks and lessons for cultivating resilience.
All funds raised go towards our Scholarship Program – developed to encourage, motivate and provide for all aspiring sisSTARs across Australia. Please click here for the flyer and registration.  

Details: Friday, 25 November 2016 $250 a ticket or $2500 a table. 11:00 am Registration, 11:30 am - 2.00 pm Lunch & Forum
Venue: Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney176 Cumberland Street, The Rocks, Sydney, NSW 2000

Contact Details: Samantha Engel 0431 422 862

In 2016 Women & Leadership Australia is administering a national initiative to support the development of female leaders across the all industry sectors. 
From September 21st 2016 the initiative will provide women in all industry sectors with grants for leadership development. More specifically, grant applications are open for women at three levels. Please click on the preferred program link for details.  The deadline for expressing your interest for this funding in your sector ends on December 15th.
  1. Senior management and executive level women leaders can apply for $8,000 part-scholarships to undertake the Advanced Leadership Program
  2.  Mid-level female managers and leaders can apply for $4,000 part-scholarships to undertake the Executive Ready Program
  3.  Aspiring talent and emerging women managers can apply for $3,000 part-scholarships to undertake the Accelerated Leadership Performance Program.
Expressions of Interest 
The Expression of Interest form or can be downloaded here.  
Should you wish to discuss the initiative in more detail please contact Ian Johnson at the office of the National Industry Scholarship Program, Women and Leadership Australia on 03 9270 9016 or via

Simon Sinek LIVE in Australia, Author of "Start with Why" & "Leaders Eat Last"

Simon Sinek, one of the most sought after leadership thinkers and consultants around the globe will headline the ‘Start with Why’ Leadership Forum' in Melbourne, Sydney and Auckland in March 2017. Sinek first came into popularity after his Ted talk ‘How Great Leaders Inspire Action’ literally swept across the world. Currently, his talk sits at number three on the list of the twenty most popular TED talks of all time. 
Simon's one-day program will be supported by Peter Docker, a contributing partner of "Start with Why” since 2011. Docker is passionate about enabling others to be extraordinary and will be showcasing how to implement ‘Start With Why’ into your coaching business. 

"People don't buy what you do; they buy why you do it. And what you do simply proves what you believe"

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear from Simon Sinek and Peter Docker as they share their strategies on how grow your coaching business. Find out more information here

For discounted Women Lawyer Association of NSW tickets for Australia click here and for VIP tickets click here

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