Women and Management

25th Women and Management Dinner

Mural Hall
15 June 2017

Melbourne Business School marked 25 years of its Women and Management Dinner by bringing together business leaders, academics and professional women and men for an evening of celebration, learning and networking in the opulent Mural Hall in the heart of Melbourne.
Co-founders of the Women and Management Dinner, Catherine (Cathy) Walter AM and Amanda Sinclair, shared their perspectives of what it meant to be a MBA student (Cathy) and lecturer (Amanda) and how their experiences motivated them to establish the Women and Management Club in the early 1990s.
The evening culminated in a panel discussion led by Amanda, who was joined by Microsoft Australia’s Director of Marketing & Operations, Rachel Bondi, the CEO of Melbourne Health and MBS alumna, Christine Kilpatrick, and Lisa Borden, MBS alunma and Managing Partner of Australia and New Zealand at ISG (Information Services Group).  All panellists spoke candidly about authentic leadership, learning from set-backs and the importance of women supporting women.
MBS is committed to developing women leaders and our students and Alumni are the best examples of the power of post-graduate business education to affect real change in the lives of individuals, communities and the world. Mardi Steere, one of our current SEMBA students clearly demonstrates this. Click here to hear how the Dean’s Women and Management Scholarship is having a positive impact not only on Mardi’s own career development, but also on the careers and lives of those in the healthcare system in Africa.


In the heart of Melbourne lies a chic European ballroom with soaring ceilings, sweeping stairs and city views peeking through original leadlight windows. It is against this backdrop that women’s leadership was celebrated at the Women and Management Dinner.


Melbourne Business School thanks the following sponsors and partners for their commitment to the Women and Management Dinner. Proceeds from the evening will enable Melbourne Business School to provide more opportunities to women in leadership.


Co-Founders of the Women and Management (WAM) Club, Professorial Fellow Amanda Sinclair and Catherine Walter AM played an instrumental role in the 25th anniversary event.  The evening culminated in a panel discussion, led by Amanda Sinclair, which explored how women lead change and innovation, as change agents, initiators of new ventures and entrepreneurs while also celebrating examples of women leaders.


Discover the story behind the Women and Management Dinner and its impact.

Past WAM Dinners

Learn more about previous WAM events, and view our photo galleries.