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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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 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.
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