The Victorian Principals Association International Women’s Day Luncheon​

Friday 8th March, 2019​

Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) – Lindsay Hassett Room

In anticipation of the 2019 International Women’s Day, the Victorian Principals Association invites members to attend a luncheon to connect and celebrate with each other.

International Women’s Day is an opportunity to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women. The upcoming luncheon will allow VPA members to get together and be inspired by women’s achievements and be motivated to call for greater equality.​

This luncheon is open to members

Bookings are required to secure your place.​

Guests arrive


Date: Friday 8th March, 2019

Location: Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) – Lindsay Hassett Room

Start: 12 noon

Finish: 3pm

With a background in the Education, Not for Profit and Corporate sectors and over twenty years of leadership experience, Suzi Finkelstein brings a wealth of knowledge to her role. Over her career, she has built a strong reputation for delivering exceptional outcomes with a particular focus on transforming the performance of leaders and their teams.

As a Leadership Consultant and Executive Coach, Suzi has worked across all levels of leadership, from aspiring leaders, team leaders to senior executives at many of Australia’s most highly regarded organisations. Suzi has an informed grasp of the conditions women face in the workforce today gained from working with thousands of women from across Australia over the last five years in her role as Head of School, Women & Leadership Australia.

Featuring guest speaker

Director Leadership and Advocacy, Women & Leadership Australia​​

suzi finkelstein

Welcome and opening comments - Suzi Finkelstein

12:00 - 12:15

Opening comments - Anne-Maree Kliman, President, VPA

12:15 - 12:30

Main course served

12:30 - 13:00

Development session - Suzi Finkelstein

13:00 - 13:30

Dessert served

13:30 - 14:00

Keynote address - Liz Ellis AM

14:00 - 14:50

Closing Comments

14:50 - 15:00

Guests depart


Liz is one of Australia’s highest profile elite athletes and most successful netballers ever. She surpassed the record for most test matches played for Australia in 2005 and captained the Sydney Swifts and Australian Netball Team until her retirement in 2007. Liz's career highlights include 3 World Championships, 2 Commonwealth Games Gold Medals and 4 National Premierships (Sydney Swifts), as well as being named Australia's Most Valuable Player on four occasions.

She is also a highly successful broadcaster. Appearing on television and radio as a sports commentator and presenter, Liz is the expert commentator on Network Ten and Fox Sports for the Trans Tasman Netball season broadcast. Liz’s engaging wit and down to earth manner has also seen her on many entertainment programs on both radio and TV.

Former Diamonds Captain, Broadcaster and Author​

Liz Ellis AM

Featuring guest speaker