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Connect, contribute and be empowered!

Profiled speakers: 

Vivienne Nguyen AM, Victorian Multicultural Commission (VMC)  Chairperson  is a passionate advocate for diversity. 

Viv has an extensive track record as a business executive and a community leader in the corporate, community and government settings. She has held roles at AMP Asset Management and ANZ Banking Group where she was the Head of Risk Management for the ANZ Margin Lending portfolio and their diversity strategy.
Viv became a member of the Order of Australia for significant service to Victoria’s multicultural community and has played a critical role in the Victorian government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. She is on the Victorian government’s Anti-Racism Taskforce to help inform and drive the state’s Anti-Racism Strategy, amongst many other interdepartmental committees and ministerial advisory taskforces and councils.

As a well rounded business executive and community leader with over 25 years experience in the corporate and community sectors including working at both a national and global level and serving on a number of Boards in Victoria.   Vivienne is experienced in strategy, leadership and influence at the most senior level, multicultural affairs and government sector, with a track record in delivering results in complex environments
Along with her corporate career, Viv is a tireless advocate for grassroots participation and representation, in civic engagement and participation. 
She is a recipient of the Centenary Medal, Victorian Women’s Honour Roll and Rotary International’s Paul Harris Fellow.

Nikki Palun - owner and winemaker at Susuro & Octtava Wines

Nikki is a formidable force in the wine industry after 20 years  and then a decade at her urban winery, Nikki combines her passion for innovative winemaking and the local market with her deep-rooted connections to the Chinese market. Cultivating over 30 years of speaking Mandarin and engaging in cultural and business engagements.  

A leader in her field, Nikki chairs the Small Makers Committee for Australian Grape and Wine, the wine industry's federal body, advcating for small wineries nationwide.  She also sits on numerous committees in the industry, including DIEW committee whose goal is to create more equality and inclusiveness within all aspects of the wine industry.  She is also instrumental in efforts to re-enter the Chinese market for Australian wines and serves on trade committees both at a state and federal level.  


Join us for a lavish two course dinner and drinks event, dedicated to fostering growth, learning, and meeting connections within our vibrant community of professional women.  In conjunction with Australian Asian Business Women's Association and Women's Chiefs of Enterprises International.

Event Highlights:

  • Keynote Speakers: Be inspired by our keynote speakers as they share insights and strategies for personal and professional development,  designed to enhance your skills and knowledge in areas such as leadership, entrepreneurship, diversity and personal growth.

  • Valuable Business Networking: Connect with fellow members from different groups and expand your professional network. Engage in meaningful conversations and forge new collaborations.

  • Promote Businesses: Discover the innovative products and services offered by our esteemed members. Support women-led businesses and explore exciting opportunities for partnership.

No matter what culture, religion or age women are known for their acceptance and empathy.   Diversity and inclusion, is one of many attributes we have in common!

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This exclusive event will bring together valuable business connections who share your philosophy of substance, style, and credible women who support each other!

An event not to be missed!

489 Glenferrie Road 
(Complimentary Parking available on site)
 Cost:  $149  EWIB Members 
or $169 Non Members  TABLES OF 10  $1,490 



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Thursday 30th May 6pm -9:30pm


Come together for an enriching evening of empowerment and camaraderie. Together, let's pave the way for success and growth in our professional journeys.  


*Two profiled guest presenters

*Networking with dynamic like minded business women
*Upskill in leadership, entrepreneurship and personal growth

*Discover innovative products and services from our members
*Two Course Dinner and award winning beverages

*Lucky Prize Draws with thousands of dollars worth of prizes!

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