Women Lawyers' Association NSW

Dear Members and Colleagues,

Our launch of the 2021 program for Women Lawyers Association of NSW on 18 February 2021 was a fabulous event, and great opportunity to catch up with members and colleagues. Our ‘secret speaker’, the Emeritus Professor Rosalind Croucher AM, President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, delivered her usual witty and entertaining address to guests, filling in for her Honour Justice Virginia Bell. Please click here to view the photo gallery. A video recording of the presentations will be uploaded shortly.

The event officially launched our 2021 signature biennial NSW Women Lawyers Achievement Awards. Our NSW Women Lawyers’ Achievement Awards recognise and celebrate the achievements of outstanding women lawyers, mentors and firms that have achieved excellence in their area of practice and helped create opportunities for women in the law. The NSW Women Lawyers Achievement Awards 2021 will be held at the Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park at 7pm on Friday 3 September 2021. Bookings for the event will open shortly. We will be joined by guest speaker, Her Excellency The Honourable Margaret Beazley AO QC, Governor of NSW. Nominations and Sponsorship is open, and close 31 May 2021. I encourage you to nominate a fabulous woman lawyer, mentor or firm for an award. Please click here for further details and to view some videos and the photo gallery from our last Awards.

The Executive Committee met for a Strategic Planning day late January to focus on our priorities for 2021 and exploring ways to continue to bring value to you as the voice of women and the legal community in NSW. Please click here to view our Strategic Plan, updated Constitution and Code of Conduct.

If you are a current member and interested in serving on a subcommittee (click here for details), please forward a brief bio with your experience and why you would like to be involved in that subcommittee to our Executive Officer, Kathryn McKenzie at

We are looking forward to a busy year of events and policy work and look forward to having you on board. Please join us at our upcoming events as detailed below.

Kind regards,

Renée Bianchi, President

The Women Lawyers Association of NSW invites you to join us to celebrate International Women’s Day
#ChooseToChallenge #IWD2021

Wednesday 10 March 2021, 12.30pm at the Sky Phoenix Chinese Restaurant Shop 6001/188 Pitt St, Sydney

Please join our President, Executive Committee, special guest Katherine McKernan, CEO of Homelessness NSW, and special guest Debbie Georgopoulos, CEO of Women’s Housing Company, to celebrate International Women’s Day and raise funds and awareness for women experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, homelessness.

The chosen charity for this year’s International Women’s Day lunch is Women’s Housing Company, which has operated for over 35 years and provides social and affordable housing, as well as crisis and transitional accommodation for women on limited incomes.

Tickets $49pp includes set Yum Cha Banquet; purchase your own drinks. After covering costs, all proceeds will go to the Women’s Housing Company, and if you cannot make the lunch but would like to donate, please contact us for details.

Please click here to download the flyer with further details and registration form. Book online.

6pm 24 March Palace Norton Street Cinema, Leichhardt

A rousing Australian documentary, many years in the making, that follows a group of determined local women in their 14-year fight for the right to work in  Wollongong’s steel industry.

Please join us for a special screening followed by Q&A with the Director & Producer Robynne Murphy, at the fabulous Palace Norton Street Cinema. The screening will be at 6pm, so arrive early to pick up some merchandise, great coffee, or a glass of wine at their fully licensed bistro, and perhaps a delicious cheese and antipasto platter. Transport and local parking details are noted on the website:

Please visit the website for more details:  Please click here to book tickets : $20 + $2 booking fee.

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To help you leverage online opportunities and stay on track of achieving your financial goals, we’ve partnered with Digital Marketing Specialist, netStripes to bring you power-packed insightful FREE LIVE webinars in March.



  • Building a Crisis Proof Digital and Marketing Infrastructure for Every Small Business Owner
    Date: Thursday, March 4, 2021 (AEDT)
    Time: 4:00 – 5:30 PM
  • How to Nail your Digital Strategy for Small and Medium Business
    Date: Thursday, March 11, 2021 (AEDT)
    Time: 4:00 – 5:30 PM
  • 5 Innovation Secrets for Small and Medium Enterprises
    Date: Thursday, March 25, 2021 (AEDT)
    Time: 4:00 – 5:30 PM

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Membership and Benefits

Members that have lapsed and new members may join for 50% of the normal fee, valid to 30 June 2021. Existing members may also renew their membership any time at 50% valid to 30 June 2021. Please note that you will need to enter the ‘half year’ discount code online or download the form. If you have any queries, please contact our office




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