International Women’s Day Event

International Women’s Day – Celebrating Women In Business – Lunch Event

Join us as we celebrate Women In Business for International Women’s Day. Invite a friend or colleague to enjoy us for Lunch with women and men from across the region, create new connections, and hear from our fabulous speakers.

Our event theme is: Economic Empowerment – highlighting the importance of being financially literate as Women in our businesses and sharing that knowledge with our communities.
“Increasing women’s economic empowerment is felt across entire communities. Economies grow, children and families prosper, and importantly, women have resources available to leave abusive situations. This is not just an issue for women, it impacts all of us,” – Simone Clarke, CEO, UN Women Australia.

The event creates an opportunity to celebrate the success and hard work of women in our business community. It also provides a connection opportunity to grow your connection with other businesses in the region and hear from our guest speaker who’ll be sharing insightful and inspirational information to support your growth.

The event is open to men and women and aims at acknowledging the important contribution women make to the success of small and large businesses across our region.

Our guest speaker:

  • Suzanne Campbell – CEO & Founder of Vennu
  • Katherine Hawes – Principal, Digital Age Lawyers


The Fiddler
Greenway Room
Cnr Commercial & Windsor Rd
Rouse Hill NSW 2156


Contact Information:

Amanda Primrose
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Members $65.00 +GST
Non-Members $105.00 +GST
RSVP by 1 March 2024 11.30am

Date: 8 March 2024

11.30am Registration and Networking

Time: 12:00 PM – 2:30 PM

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Join us at this event and become an active part of the Sydney Hills Business community.

  • Connect with other businesses to grow your supply chain during our networking sessions, before during and after the panels.
  • Discuss and learn from other business leaders in the region.

About our Speakers:

Suzanne Campbell

CEO and Founder of Vennu

Suzanne is an experienced senior leader. She has over 30 years of experience applying technology to solve human problems in leading technology businesses. She has held executive roles, including Managing Director at MCI Worldcom, General Manager, at Unwired, General Manager, at Professional Services, Telstra, and Chief Executive Officer, at the Australian Information Industry Association, the peak body for those in the digital economy.

Suzanne is now the CEO and Founder of Vennu a bold solution to a problem first seen in Suzanne’s hometown of Berry NSW.

Vennu addresses the significant challenge of underused assets with a modern digital platform, and bridges the gap between asset owners and potential hirers streamlining hire processes for time-poor staff and volunteers, facilitating utilisation, adaptive use and community connection. Curating and aggregating local and affordable spaces, making it easy for customers to search, evaluate, and book space for events and activities. Vennu breathes life into previously underutilised assets.

In 2013 she was recognised by Crikey among “The 11 most influential people in Australia’s tech sector” and in 2023 was the Innovate with nbn® Grants Program: Women in Regional Business category winner.

Suzanne believes that people are good, and that technology can be a force for positive change.

About our Speakers:

Katherine Hawes

Solicitor and Barrister – Digital Age Lawyers

Katherine is a Barrister, practicing Solicitor, business influencer, social entrepreneur, and media personality, based in Sydney, Australia.

She provides services the usual areas of Business Law associated with commercial legal matters, anything from your business development and compliance contract development, contract disputes, succession planning, family relationship matters to estate planning.

As a proponent of ensuring you have a legal strategy that is accessible, understandable, and affordable, Katherine commences each matter with a Legal Strategy Session.

Katherine also has a particular interest and is a keen observer of Artificial Intelligence, robotics, and block chain technology to affect efficiency and output in business practices.

As a lawyer, Katherine is in a unique position to use her legal and business knowledge as well as experience to assist in guiding your business through both digital business eco-systems and the ‘blue economy’.

What to expect

Plenty of networking and connecting time. Opportunities to promote and raise the profile of your brand and business through our event Sponsorships and Prize Draws. Hear from our great Guest Speakers on topics that support your business growth and provide you with access to business advice. Opportunity to influence and amplify your voice, through our Q&A’s, surveys, and Live polls. Fun and genuine relationship development with fellow business owners in your community.

Join us at this event and become an active part of the Sydney Hills Business community.

Date/Time Information:

11.30am Registration and Networking
12.00pm – Chairmans Welcome Address
12.05pm – Entrée Served – Networking at tables
12.25pm – Panel 1: What’s coming next (Infrastructure, Development and Planning, Community & Public Spaces and the changes in our demographics)

  • Peter Poulet (Central River City Commissioner)
  • Mike Edgar (General Manager Hills Shire Council)
  • Christopher Brown (Chairman & Western Sydney Dialogue)
  • Minister Damien Tudhopes MLC (Finance and Employee Relations)
  • Tim Spencer (Executive Managing Director Mulpha)

1.00pm – Lunch Served – Networking at tables
1.20pm – Panel 2: How businesses can adapt quickly to change and leverage the opportunities available. (Including Staff, Education and Training, Jobs growth, Small Business Support)

  • Ms Paula Martin (Business NSW Senior Director, Regions & Visitor Economy)
  • Minister David Elliott (Transport & Veterans The Hon. David Elliot MP)
  • Hills Mayor – Dr Peter Gangemi
  • Geoff Brailey (McCrindle Research)
  • Tim Spencer (Executive Managing Director Mulpha)

2.05pm – (Dessert and Coffee Served)
2.10pm – Chairmans Wrap Up of Event
2.15pm – Prize Draws
2.20pm – Open Networking session
2.45pm – Event Finishes


The Fiddler
Greenway Room
Corner Commercial and Windsor Roads
Rouse Hill NSW 2155

Date: November 30th 2022

Time: 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM EST

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Thanks To Our Event Sponsors

Mulpha Norwest

Digital Age Lawyers are our Women in Business Program Sponsors for 2024

In an exciting development, Digital Age Lawyers have become a consulting partner to Taylor Rose Australia.

Under a Franchise Model our three firms, Digital Age Lawyers, Aquarius Lawyers and SMSF Lawyers services the Western Sydney Corridor from the Blue Mountains out to the Hills District.

Digital Age Lawyers are a consulting firm that is focused on your business and legal requirements.  As commercial and small business solicitors our commitment is to make the law ‘accessible, affordable and understandable’.  From our property services, across our range of business services and through to our family law service, designed for business owners, we offer you a customer experience where you can rely on the standard of care and the standard of service.

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Mulpha Norwest

Mulpha Australia Pty Limited acquires, develops, and manages a range of property and lifestyle investments, including Hayman Island, Intercontinental Hotel Sydney, Sanctuary Cove Resort and Bimbadgen winery. As well as developing the master planned communities of Bella Vista Waters in The Hills District and Mulgoa Rise in Western Sydney, Mulpha Australia is transforming the 377-hectare Norwest Business Park into a world-leading innovation, lifestyle and economic hub, with all the features of a ‘Smart City’.

The physical transformation of Norwest will integrate the development of The Greens residential precinct; the redevelopment of Norwest Marketown; the redevelopment of Circa commercial, retail and retirement precinct; and the revitalisation of Norwest’s network of walkways and cycleways. Projects currently under construction include landmark timber commercial building The Bond; the Essentia ‘smart’ townhomes development with the focus of ‘wellness’ central to their design; and the 864-apartment precinct The Greens, which will be set in expansive parkland, with easy access to rapid transit and all the shopping, recreation and community facilities of the vibrant Norwest City hub. Mulpha’s commitment to creating a new model of a city extends well beyond physical infrastructure. It has introduced a mentoring program to help foster a culture of collaboration, innovation and lifelong learning at Norwest; a series of stimulating walking trails ‘Norwalks’ created around Norwest to foster an active, health community; a fully integrated green transport strategy to create a truly walkable and cyclable city; free fitness classes for residents and workers in Norwest; and a ground-breaking plan to reduce urban heat in Norwest.

Event Restrictions, Cancellations and Personal Responsibilities:

NOTE: Please respect our venue and fellow businesses. Non-compliance with any of these restrictions and personal responsibilities will lead to you being asked to leave the event and no refund will be forthcoming.

  • Please arrive 15-30 minutes prior to event commencing so we can get all attendees into the event on time
  • Please follow the NSW Health Guidelines in place on the event date on Social Distancing and wearing of face masks.

You can find more information about the most current rules at


If for any reason on the lead up to the Event you:

  • feel unwell and are going to be tested for COVID
  • are awaiting the results of a COVID test
  • have been requested to, or are self-isolating for any reason by NSW Health Department Public Health Directive

Please inform us prior to the event start time.

Our Event Cancellations Policy.

  • Cancellations must be advised via email by at least 4 business days prior to the event/workshop. The Chamber is required to confirm numbers of guests by this deadline, to the venues and several other suppliers who assist us in running events/workshops.
  • A refund will not be considered for no-shows or cancellations within this period.
  • If you are unable to attend an event due to having to isolate for medical reasons at the time of the event the Chamber will provide you with a credit to the value of 50% of the ticket price paid by you, which you can use towards attending a similar event in the future. However, you must advise the Chamber support team via email, prior the event commencement time, of your inability to attend for these reasons, otherwise you will be considered as a ‘no-show’.
  • A substitution may be made prior to the event/workshop should the registered individual not be available to attend.

SHBC Events Cancellation Policy