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Women of Influence

March 10, 2021 @ 7:15 am - 9:30 am

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The Potts Point Partnership is delighted to invite you to join us for a celebration of International Women’s Week at a special networking breakfast.

Joining us for the morning will be several influential and dynamic women from the worlds of media, entertainment  and women’s activism, presented by our MC Romany Brooks of Bresic Whitney.

Our charity for the event is Lou’s Place on Victoria Street, Potts Point. Started in 1999 at a terrace in Kings Cross, Lou’s Place is a unique, community-based refuge for women in crisis, feeling isolated or needing support.

Most of the women who visit Lou’s Place have experienced multiple traumas in their lives and the majority are facing issues of homelessness, domestic violence, mental health or addiction. Lou’s Place is Sydney’s only daytime women’s refuge.

Lou’s Place receives no government funding and relies on the generous support of their friends, donors and corporate partners.

There will also be a digital raffle to raise funds for a new house for Lou’s Place – details coming soon – which both attendees and non-attendees may participate in via our online link.

Romany Brooks – MC – Bresic Whitney

An accomplished and award-winning agent and auctioneer. She is well-known as a charity fundraiser and event MC with a strong sense of community dedication. Romany has served on the board of Bobby Goldsmith Foundation for 8 years and personally raised in excess of $500,000 for YWCA, The Pinnacle Foundation and Walk for Cancer amongst others. A Sydney resident for over 25 years, her expert business sense, unbridled enthusiasm and can-do attitude make her the agent of choice for many inner-city identities.

Joan Warner – Keynote Speaker – CEO of Commercial Radio Australia

The CEO of Commercial Radio Australia Joan was instrumental in the introduction of Digital Radio in Australia and its expansion to regional areas. Joan started out as a primary school teacher with the ambition to be a school principal.

Aminata Conteh-Biger – Author, Speaker and Activist

An Australian author, speaker and activist, and Founder and CEO of the non-profit organisation, the Aminata Maternal Foundation. Aminata was born in Sierra Leone, growing up in Freetown.

Robyn Holt – Publisher, CEO in fashion & design media

A Sydney born resident and started her career in the area of finance. Robyn’s 35 years in Business and commerce enabled her to specialise in media, publishing, the fashion/ beauty and design industries where she held various senior executive roles in Australia, Russia and the United Kingdom.

Gretel Killeen – Comedian, television presenter, media personality and author

Gretel Killeen is a best-selling author, artist, award-wining comedy writer and host of award-winning TV. She’s appeared on stage, film and TV as a comedian and actress, worked extensively as a voice artist and whimsical journalist, directed a documentary to raise awareness of AIDS orphans in Zambia, and is on TV and radio as a social/political commentator. Her new book, My Daughter’s Wedding, has just been published.

Melissa Hoyor – Commentator, Writer, TV/radio talking head, Social Media Strategist

One of Australia’s most respected lifestyle commentators, opinion writers, speakers and editors, Melissa has made a significant contribution in delivering quality, down-to-earth material to the Australian news and pop culture landscape. Starting in the world of publicity and PR, she knows those worlds as much as she does the ever-evolving media landscape.


$45 PPP Members

$55 Non-members

*This is a COVID safe event.

Please bring a mask if you feel more comfortable wearing one indoors, use the hand sanitiser provided and socially distance as required by the current restrictions.

If an outbreak should occur that affects this venue the organisors reserve the right to postpone the event to a more suitable date.


Holiday Inn
203 Victoria Street
Potts Point, NSW 2011 Australia


Potts Point Partnership