Women in Business Lunch success


The Small Business Festival’s first ever ‘Women in Business Week’ celebrated and connected women in business.

This included the business owners, managers, thought leaders, entrepreneurs and rising stars who inspire us and who are shaping the future of business in Victoria.

The week highlighted the success stories of women in business, their achievements, and not only how they broke through the barriers but how they inspire others to do the same.

Brimbank Council’s inaugural Brimbank Women in Business Lunch celebrated the important role women play in Brimbank’s business community. The event was hosted by author and documentary maker Angela Pippos who led an interactive Q&A with a panel of leading business women.

Angela’s documentary about the rise of women in football, League of Her Own screened nationally in February and she recently released her second book, Breaking the Mould – Taking a Hammer to Sexism in Sport.

Over 80 attendees filled the dining room at Overnewton Castle on 16 August for the event held as part of the Small Business Festival’s first ever ‘Celebrating Women in Business Week’.

Attendees heard from local businesswoman

  • Chris MacGregor, Managing Director of Macgregor Logistics,
  • Sandra Sikora, HR Business Partner for Victoria at Asahi Beverages,
  • Jenny Sadler, McDonalds Franchisee, and
  • the Western Bulldogs Women’s AFL Champion, Emma Kearney.

The Women in Business Lunch celebrated the important role women play in Brimbank’s business community and was also an opportunity for attendees to network with other business operators.