Annual Dinner 2019

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11th June, 2019

Doltone House Hyde Park, Sydney

About Annual Dinner

Celebrate the accomplishments of all women in business

Capital W invites you to join us for our 2019 Annual Dinner held at Doltone House Hyde Park. This year’s theme, ‘She Means Business’, celebrates the achievement of women in industry, inspiring women to ascertain opportunities today and encouraging women to continue to take meaningful and transformative action in the workplace.

The Annual Dinner is Capital W’s flagship event, where attendees gain valuable insight into a wide range of industries, meet like-minded individuals and are inspired by the experiences of female business leaders, with a keynote address from our prominent guest speaker.

Additionally, you will be able to network with representatives from our sponsor firms over canapés and a two course meal. Students are provided the opportunity to rotate between two sponsor tables of their preference, for main course and dessert.

We look forward to celebrating 12 years of Capital W with you and our alumni as we continue to empower the next generation of female business leaders.

Please note that this event is only open to FEMALE students, from all universities. Places are strictly limited so register now to secure your position!

Price: $40 (+ fees)
Register now:

Further details will be released on our website and Facebook event as they become available.

Your application will be reviewed by the Capital W team and you will be sent the Eventbrite payment invitation following review.

Please note you MUST be signed into a Google Account to complete this form as you will be required to submit your resume.

About Our Keynote Speaker

Deanne Stewart

As a UNSW alumni, Deanne went on to acquire an MBA from the Yale School of Management as a Fulbright Scholar and now has over 20 years of leadership experience in financial services in the superannuation and insurance sectors. 

Deanne served as Chief Executive Officer of MetLife Australia and previously held senior roles with BT Financial Group, Merrill Lynch Investment Management in New York and McKinsey & Company in London where she led her team to deliver faster, easier and a more caring insurance experience. She currently holds the position of Chief Executive Officer at First State Super.



Sponsor Prizes

We are excited to announce the prizes that some of our sponsors have generously offered for the Annual Dinner!

If you are interested in the chance to be selected for any of these prizes below, please complete the written responses in the google form:

The best answer will be selected as the winner and announced on the night. You may choose to answer all the questions or a few of the questions depending on the prize you are interested in.

The deadline for responses is Friday 31 May 11:59pm, so get yours in quick!

Company: Citi
Prize: Coffee meeting with a female banker in Investment Banking
Question: How would you innovate the intern selection process to make it more engaging for students?

Company: Credit Suisse
Prize: Coffee or lunch with Senior Leader
Question: We have seen a number of disruptive platforms with Uber, Expedia etc. Which traditional sector is the most susceptible to disruption from technology and why?

Company: Luminis Partners
Prize: Lunch with two members of the Luminis Team
Question: If you could join the board of any ASX 200 listed company, which board would you pick and why?

Company: Deutsche Bank
Prize: Coffee catch up
Question: In what ways can businesses innovate to stay-ahead of digital disruptions and how will this enable them to be successful? Overview an organisation that has been successful in achieving this.

Company: Goldman Sachs
Prize: A resume review with the winner’s choice of division
Question: How do you think women can support women in the workforce?

Company: Macquarie
Prize: Lunch with a Macquarie Capital Director 
Question: We can expect to see significant transformation to risk functions in Investment Banking over the next decade. What will it look like in 2025?

Company: Nomura
Prize: Lunch with 2 Investment Bankers and a separate HR catch up
Question: How will the continuing growth and emergence of the economies of China and India impact Australian companies?

Company: Quantium
Prize: Coffee with the winner’s choice of a Senior Analyst/Consultant/Engineer
Question: In your opinion, what can schools/society do to make mathematics more appealing to young women as this is a precursor to women studying STEM at University?


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