Women in Leadership Dinner 2024

Thursday, 19 September 2024
6.00 PM - 10.00 PM

Sponsorship opportunities are now open for the 29th Women in Leadership Dinner.

Priority seating is now available for sponsors and corporate table partners at one of Melbourne Business School's most popular annual events.

Please download our sponsorship prospectus below for more information about becoming a sponsor or booking a corporate table.

Alumni and general ticket sales for the Women in Leadership Dinner 2024 will open soon.


Sponsorship at the 2024 Women in Leadership Dinner

The 2024 Women in Leadership Dinner event will be a great opportunity for networking, with more than 350 guests including many of Victoria and Australia’s most influential business leaders.

Melbourne Business School is offering a range of event sponsorship opportunities including a range of entitlements, engagement with a diverse audience, brand reach and pride of place seating within the venue at the event.

Why become a 2024 Sponsor of the Women in Leadership Dinner?

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Reach influential members of the business community

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Deepen key relationships with corporate tables

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Amplify your message to an audience of more than 13,000 MBS alumni

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Speak directly to attendees – 45% of whom opt-in to sponsor communications

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Engage with more than 350 guests on the night

Want more information?

Download the 2024 Sponsorship Prospectus or contact our MBS Events Team:

Phone icon  (+61) 3 9349 8174

Email icon  [email protected]

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

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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.


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Want to get in touch?

For questions about the event, please contact our Events Team

Phone: (+61) 3 9349 8174

Email: [email protected]


The Glasshouse

Olympic Boulevard
Olympic Park
Melbourne 3001