LK Connect

Networking Events

LK Connect's Networking Events draw on the extraordinary talents of our community to share their experience and establish connections for our young women interested in particular career paths or industries.

LK Connect ‘Women in Property’

The LK Connect ‘Women in Property’ event hosted by Charter Hall was a night of networking, engagement, and inspiration! The room was filled with ex-students, current students, Board members, staff and parents. The panellists gave an insightful account of the sophisticated property and construction industry and delved into the opportunities and challenges for women in the sector.

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Empowering Young Female Creators

Our most recent LK Connect event, Women in Brand - Empowering Young Female Creators, hosted by LANDOR, was an opportunity to showcase the diversity of careers within the brand industry. Leading LANDOR women, Lulu Raghavan, Katie Rigg-Smith, Trish Folan and Abi Singman, were joined by Loreto Kirribilli ex-students Georgia Lenehan (’15), Lauren Henry (’09) and Amy Cadwallader (’96).

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Women in Tech

Technology is at the forefront of everyone’s mind, whether that is engaging with the explosion of AI across all industries, its strengths and challenges, cyber security or just integrating technology into our everyday lives. The LK Connect - Women in Tech event addressed all of these factors and reinforced the importance of women engaging in this industry.

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Wildlife and the Environment

Our Wildlife and the Environment networking event was generously hosted by current parent Richard Kovacs, Chairman of the Ottomin Foundation, and Taronga Institute of Science & Learning, our educational partner.

An extraordinary line up of panellists highlighted the variety of roles at Taronga in conservation, research, education and recreation - with the one goal, protecting the environment.

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Women in Healthcare

This LK Connect event was a fascinating glimpse into the healthcare industry, hosted by the St Vincent’s Curran Foundation. Held at the prestigious Garvan Institute headquarters, the Women in Healthcare Industry Connect Evening took the audience behind the scenes of one of Australia’s premier teaching and research hospitals.

Facilitator Carolyn Corrigan (’73) was joined by a panel of talented ex-students working at the hospital, and a very engaged audience of Loreto Kirribilli ex-students, parents and students.

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LK Connect Women in Finance

LK Connect Women in Finance, hosted at Challenger's corporate headquarters in Sydney, was an inspiring insight into the world of finance.

Hosted by ex-student Rachel Grimes AM ('85), CFO of Challenger Limited, ex-student guest panellists generously shared their wisdom, experience and insights: Sarah Rennie ('88), Managing Director, Jarden Australia; Sophie Dalton ('01), Head of Legal, Product Challenger Limited; Emma Henderson ('09), Investment Analyst, Magellan Financial Group; and past parent Louise Roche, Head of Challenger HR.

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The Future of Content and Communication

In a truly inspiring LK Connect event on the future of content and communication, an outstanding panel of ex-students from Ogilvy Australia, Seven West Media, Google Australia and 89 Degrees East gave a global perspective on advertising, communications and the ever-changing digital media landscape.

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Industry Spirit in Action

LK Connect hosted another highly successful evening showcasing the Loreto Kirribilli spirit of social justice in action, with an inspiring ex-student panel from sport, media production, marketing and management consulting sharing their insights and experiences.

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Women in Science Around the Globe

Live from Iraq, Oxford University and Sydney, our Women in Science Around the Globe featured a panel of inspirational ex-student scientists who are forging new frontiers and making a positive difference in the lives of others, here and around the world.

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Global Voices of Loreto Kirribilli

This webinar event drew an audience of more than 270 people from around the world as six ex-students spoke of their goals and personal philosophies, emphasising the real value of community.

Participants connected from countries including Belgium, the USA, Canada, Scotland, England, Singapore and Hong Kong, as well as from across Australia, to hear the speakers’ insights into how their ideas and businesses have delivered social, economic and environmental benefits and have helped shape attitudes and outcomes in their chosen fields.

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Women in Property

The ‘Women in Property’ networking event was hosted by Kylie Rampa, CEO of Property, Lendlease, in their offices at Barangaroo. A cross section of 33 ex-student year groups ranging from 1971-2020 together with parents, past parents and current Years 11 and 12 students, attended.

Two different panels of women, including both Loreto Kirribilli ex-students and parents, now working in the Property Industry at Lendlease, spoke about their career paths since leaving school and what led them to their current role.

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As a university student, the value of networking has been repeatedly instilled in me. However, it was not until this night that I fully realised the power of networking and appreciated just how valuable our Loreto community is in allowing us to do so.

Sophie Lloyd (’16)
Women in Law

Judges, barristers, corporate lawyers, legal aid solicitors and ex-students studying law were all in attendance at LK Connect’s Women in Law networking evening. The legal profession networking event was held at the Barangaroo offices of Gilbert + Tobin.

Parents, teachers, ex-students and Years 11 and 12 students came together to hear from young ex-students, who are currently working for Gilbert + Tobin, and to network with others in the legal industry.

The event was hosted by Sheila McGregor, Chair of the Loreto Kirribilli Board and Gilbert + Tobin Partner and Richard Harris, parent and Gilbert + Tobin Partner. Speakers Antonia Garling, Isobel O’Brien and Jessie-Grace Stephenson, generously gave their time and offered their expertise on the evening.

A Disrupted Media Landscape - Foxtel

A capacity crowd turned out for the LK Connect networking evening held at Foxtel and hosted by Patrick Delany, CEO of Foxtel and Fox Sports. A tour of the Foxtel studios was followed by a networking opportunity and a lively panel discussion on the topic of ‘A Disrupted Media Landscape’. Political commentator Peta Credlin spoke about her career path from law student, to Canberra, to Political Commentator on Sky News, emphasising the need to ‘back yourself’ and have confidence. “Look for opportunity and not perfection,” she advised.

The panellists discussed the benefit of having a mentor. Loreto Kirribilli Years 11 and 12 students and ex-students had an opportunity to question Foxtel staff and other Loreto Kirribilli community members who work in the media industry.

Women in Finance

The inaugural industry-based LK Connect Finance evening held at Macquarie Bank profiled the world of finance and the role of women in the workplace within this industry. Rachel Grimes (‘85) was one of the speakers, sharing her experiences of working in the finance industry.

By harnessing the various talent we have, we can help build pathways to the future for Loreto Kirribilli students.

Debbie Henry, Development Manager

The Future of Content and Communication