The peak body representing women lawyers in NSW for the advancement of women in the legal profession.

Women Lawyers Association of NSW

19 August 2009

Dear Members & Colleagues

Please join us for our Corporate Lunch on Monday 7 September with guest speaker Lori Callahan, GM, Liability & Third Party Claims, Allianz Australia. Lori will discuss the implementation of diversity programs in Australia and the successes to date of Allianz Australia in achieving its diversity goals.  Please refer to details below for registration.

Bookings are flowing in for our Awards Gala Dinner on 25 September at the WatersEdge, Sydney for the presentation of the prestigious NSW Women Lawyers Achievement Awards.  We look forward to bringing you details of the nominees shortly and encourage you to book early to avoid disappointment. Please refer below for further details and registration.

Thank you for your support of our biennial Awards. We look forward to seeing you at an event soon.


Kind regards,
Mary Snell

Corporate Lunch Series 2009: Monday 7 September
Guest Speaker: Lori Callahan, General Manager, Liability & Third Party Claims, Allianz Australia

Guest SpeakerLori Callahan is General Manager Liability and Compulsory Third Party Claims at Allianz Australia. Lori joined Allianz in 2002 after working with TressCox and Phillips Fox. Prior to coming to Australia in 1999, Lori was a partner in a U.S. law firm and was General Counsel for a U.S. Medical Professional Indemnity insurer. Lori will discuss the implementation of diversity programs in Australia and the successes to date of Allianz Australia in achieving its diversity goals. Proudly sponsored by TressCox Lawyers.

Please click here for registration details.

NSW Women Lawyers Achievement Awards Gala Dinner, Friday 25 September at the WatersEdge, Sydney

Achievement AwardsPlease click here for further details and registration.
Tables of 10, with Corporate signage if required, are available at $1550.

Places are limited so reserve your seating early to avoid disappointment.

The Keynote Speaker for the Awards Gala Dinner will be The Honourable Justice Virginia Bell of the High Court of Australia. The Honourable John Hatzistergos, Attorney General of NSW, and our Patron the Honourable Justice Jane Mathews AO of the Supreme Court of NSW, will be among our honoured guests.

The Awards celebrate the success and achievements of women in law, and are supported by the Attorney-General’s Department of NSW, the NSW Bar Association, the Law Society of New South Wales, the Australian Corporate Lawyers Association, and the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency.


Invitation to Q&A panel Thursday 20 August.
The program will look at the big news issues of the week with panellists:

  • Former ABC journalist and Parliamentary Secretary for Early Childhood Education & Childcare, Maxine McKew,
  • Shadow Assistant Treasurer, Tony Smith,
  • Economist Satyajit Das,
  • Actor, Playwright and ‘Sister She’ hip hop comic, Candy Bowers, and
  • Victorian Judge, Felicity Hampel

To take part, please click here to register online

Audience members are required to arrive at 8.30 pm for 9.30 pm live to air program at our Ultimo Sydney studios.

Warm regards,
Carol Ayoub
Q&A, ABC Television

You are invited to the EOWA and WOSOC Equal Pay Day Event, Tuesday 1 September 2009

The Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency and the Work and Organisational Studies Student Society of the University of Sydney invite you to join their event to mark Equal Pay Day in Australia! Please click here for the invitation and full details. Numbers are limited so please RSVP by 24th August 2009

Last year the EOWA initiated an annual 'Equal Pay Day' which, for 2008, fell on August 27. Equal Pay Day illustrates the number of extra days many women have to work after the end of the financial year to earn the same as men. This year, in Australia, Equal Pay Day 2009 will take place on 1 September, because women now - on average - earn 17.2 percent less than men.

Who are Australian Women Lawyers (AWL)
Formed in 1997, AWL is the national body representing and funded by women lawyers associations in Australia. The current AWL Patron is the Honourable Chief Justice Diana Bryant of the Family Court of Australia.

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