Women in Leadership Dinner 2024

Thursday, 19 September 2024
6.00 PM - 10.00 PM

Melbourne Business School is excited to announce the date for our 29th Women in Leadership Dinner.

Join us at the Women in Leadership Dinner event on Thursday 19 September 2024 at The Glasshouse.

Following the tremendous success of the sold-out 2023 event, we look forward to sharing the content of the event with you over the coming weeks for this much-anticipated annual event.

Mark your calendars!


Melbourne Business School is bringing one of its most-loved events back in 2024!

In 1983, the late Jocelynne Howlett from the MBA Class of 1969 organised a regular event at the Lyceum Club for women graduates of Melbourne Business School to network and connect with each other.

From this beginning, Jocelynne's vision was taken up by others including Catherine Walter AM, Diane Ellis and Professor Amanda Sinclair, and grew into one of the School's most popular and cherished annual events, the Women and Management Dinner.

Over three decades, the event featured speakers including:

  • The first woman judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria, Rosemary Balmford AM
  • The first woman to become chair of a top 50 company in Australia, Margaret Jackson AC
  • The first woman to become CEO of one of Australia's big four banks, Gail Kelly
  • Catherine Livingstone AO, the then-CEO of Cochlear and former chair of Commonwealth Bank
  • The first woman to become Australian CEO of one of the big four professional services firms, Cindy Hook
  • And many other notable guests, before it was put on hold due to COVID-19.

In 2023, we relaunched the Women and Management Dinner with a new look and feel as the Women in Leadership Dinner, with a sold-out event at Metropolis.

When and Where

The Glasshouse

The Glasshouse

Thursday, 19 September 2024

6.00pm - 10.00pm

Olympic Boulevard, Olympic Park, Melbourne, Victoria 3001

Hidden in plain sight on the doorstep to Melbourne’s CBD, The Glasshouse is an architectural masterpiece designed for style.

With shining views across the Yarra River and surrounds, The Glasshouse makes a statement sitting within the heart of the Olympic Park Precinct — the largest sporting precinct in the world.

Click here to view map, parking and transportation information.

Past Events

Women presenters on stage

Person holding seed packet

The Women in Leadership Dinner will celebrate its 29th year on Thursday, 19 September 2024.

The Women in Leadership Dinner hosted in 2023 had the theme Learning through Adversity. To learn more about our most recent event, visit the 2023 event page here.


Women smiling in crowd

Woman giving speech at lectern

Event room lighting purple

Speaker at lectern

Women playing violin

Seated crowd clapping


Want to get in touch?

For questions about the event, please contact our Events Team

Phone: (+61) 3 9349 8331

Email: [email protected]


The Glasshouse

Olympic Boulevard
Olympic Park
Melbourne 3001