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Professional Women's Network Cocktail Event with Trish Jackson


17 Oct 2019


5:30 PM


McCullough Robertson

Level 11, 66 Eagle Street
Brisbane, QLD, Australia

PWN 4 2019

Join us for our final Professional Women's Network Cocktail Event for 2019 with guest speaker Trish Jackson ('79).

Surviving against all odds, Trish Jackson uses her disability to educate the next generation; the key to ending bullying and discrimination. Trish is one of 10,000 babies born with several birth defects because her mother was given a sample packet of the drug Thalidomide, a supposedly ‘safe’ drug, during her pregnancy.

After graduating, Trish’s second job was ironically in the health department in the pharmaceutical section – ironic for two reasons: she was the result of the greatest pharmaceutical disaster in the world and the government who had told her she ‘could not work’ ended up being her employer for over a decade.

Today she is a guest speaker and agent for change – she is still campaigning for compensation after 57 years for the harm caused by the drug Thalidomide.

Join us for our PWN Cocktail event as Trish will share how, in the face of adversity, she has chartered her own professional path and how corporate workplaces can create a more inclusive culture.



Thursday 17 October 2019 | 5:30pm to 7:30pm



McCullough Robertson

Level 11, 66 Eagle Street




Corporate tables $800 for table of 10

$80 Adult | $40 Students*

*Years 10 to 12/ Tertiary



Click on the "register" button below to purchase tickets.





Proceeds from the event will be directed to the St Margaret’s Foundation Endowment Fund.


St Margaret's appreciates the support of our event sponsors including:

Associate Sponsors: Pitcher Partners 2019    McCullough Robertson Logo


Supporting Partners: nab      downer-logo

Programmed Logo          Clear Insurance


The University of Queensland, Queensland Brain Institute




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