Professional Women's Network

2017 Professional Women's Network (PWN) Breakfast Series 

PWN#4 Thursday 12 October 2017  (PDF 223.5KB)
7am | Arts Centre Foyer | St Margaret's

Guest Speaker: Marnie McLaren ('91) | Head of Investment Research and Governance at BT Financial Group | Director and Founding Member and previous Chair of the Financial Industry Community Aid Program (FICAP) | Sydney Chapter Ambassador for QBI's Concussion Studies project | #FSPower50


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St Margaret's Professional Women’s Network (PWN) series is developing a strong and steady identity among Brisbane professional women as a place where they come to be inspired by our guest speakers, meet new friends, and build and develop positive business relationships.

From humble beginnings in April 2012,  the PWN series now has a loyal following of guests who use this event to meet and foster new business contacts. True to the motto – Share, Support, Inspire – our guests experience one, if not all, of what makes PWN so unique. They come away with a new perspective from the wise words of our candid and captivating guest speakers.

Our 2017 guest speakers were:

Penelope Twemlow
Christine O'Sullivan
Julie Mackay 

Our 2016 guest speakers were:
Philippa Spork – Creative Engagement Specialist, Author and Public Speaker
Gwyneth Olsen – Head Winemaker & Australian Young Winemaker of the Year 2014
Sherrill Stivano – Recipient 2015 RIRDC Rural Women’s Award
Suzanne Collins – Strategic Project Manager, EMBA Graduate & Philanthropist

PWN is attracting professionals at various stages of their career – from career professionals at the peak of their given industry, those returning to the workforce, to dedicated university students. Students from Years 10, 11 and 12 are also encouraged to attend. Immersing young women in an environment where they can build their networking capacity and be given the opportunity to foster relationships sits at the heart of St Margaret’s value in empowering young women through education.

All four Professional Women’s Network events in 2017 will be business breakfasts. The Arts Centre Foyer (ACF) at St Margaret’s will play host and cater for each event. The panoramic view from the ACF stretches down to the Brisbane River and the city; it is one of the best in Brisbane and is a wonderful venue for the PWN series. Free street parking is available within close walking distance to the venue.