We are pleased to welcome you to our annual Women in Business lunch. Featuring a bigger line up than ever before you will walk away from today having met some great like minded people and take home some fabulous prizes!

Guest Speaker

Lana Wilkinson is Australia’s leading fashion stylist, with a clientele that includes Megan Gale, Rebecca Judd, Whitney Port, Millie Macintosh, Rachel Zoe, Ruby Rose, Zoe Foster Blake, Anna Heinrich, Elyse Knowles, Rachael Finch and Natalie Bassingthwaighte. Driven by a strong work ethic, her distinctive creative flair makes her an influential figure in the Australian retail landscape.

Building on this love of fashion and a desire to design, Lana Wilkinson’s eponymous shoe brand was founded in 2019. Her mission is to create contemporary, statement making shoes that can be accessible to every woman to look and feel their best.

Join us and hear Lana’s full story about her road to success through discovering the best version of yourself during change. Hear about her career journey, starting a business in the pandemic and focusing on adapting, growing and succeeding through diversification.

Lunch Program

  • Welcome and enjoy our Networking Zone
  • Introduction by MC, Allison Beckwith (CEO Banyule City Council)
  • Welcome by Mayor, Elizabeth Nealy
  • Gold Sponsor: Bendigo Bank, Anne Rogan
  • Main Meal Service
  • Gold Sponsor: Melbourne Innovation Centre, Nadia Foti
  • Raffle Prize Draw
  • Guest Speaker: Lana Wilkinson
  • Dessert Meal Service
  • Raffle Prize Draw
  • Thank you and Close

Networking Zone

Please make your way to our networking area for you to mingle with fellow entrepreneurs, business people and makers.
Get your shoes shined with Fortis Shoes Shiners before you grab a photo with your friends at our Media Wall! Enter our social media competition tag Banyule Business – prize is a $100 rediscover Local voucher!

Meet our Makers: at our Rediscover Local wall – an adaptive design providing small businesses with an opportunity to test their product or service in a retail space. See our Makers Melanie at Imbue Gin Distillery, Martha at Truly Amor: quality journals and Sophie at Sea and Paper: event stationary also seen on your tables today.

Business Tables: you are welcome to display any business materials you may have bought with you on our business tables at the rear of the room.
Upparel Bins: Banyule has partnered with Upparel to help eradicate textile waste. Place your unwanted garments in the bins at entry and recycle with us.

Prizes Include

1. Bendigo Bank account to $ and French Champagne
2. Hamper of products from MIC local businesses
3. Imbue Distillery: Gin Taster Pack and $50 in store voucher
4. Truly Amor: Planner and $50 store credit
5. Maker Sea and Paper: $50 voucher for Sea and Paper store
6. TBX from KIESER
8. $100 voucher to Joia Cucina Ivanhoe (from our sponsor Melbourne Arm Clinic, based next door pop in and say hello)
9. Indoor Plant and voucher from the Greenery
10. Pair of Lana Wilkinson Shoes

Be sure to place your business card in our fish bowl.
And,  one lucky person from each table will take home the flowers from your table  – thank you Floral Impressions Ivanhoe! (please leave vase behind).

Seating Chart

Get to know the people around you or connect after the event.
Table 1
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Thanks to the Banyule Business Economic Development Team for pulling together this event. We welcome your feedback, connection requests or any business assistance you may need.

Contact any one of our friendly team today for any queries wearing CREW t-shirts – Fae, Dani, Eddie, Daniela, Maria, Erica or Jacinta or post event via business@banyule.vic.gov.au