23 January, 2020

Women in Drinks announces 2019 International Women's Day event

Women in Drinks announces 2019 International Women's Day event

The Women in Drinks Council is inviting the drinks industry to a special International Women's Day event - "Be The Change You Want To See".

It will feature one of Australia’s most prominent entrepreneurs, Naomi Simson, as guest speaker. 

Simson will share her passionate views on the workplace and how she transformed her start-up into a multi-million dollar business. In a time before gender quotas, flexible working hours, paternity leave and unconscious bias training, Naomi was building an empire that lived all of this and more.

Simson is known as the founder of online experience retailer RedBalloon and the co-founder of the Big Red Group, which houses a number of brands including Adrenaline, Albert AI (Marketics) and Redii.com with the purpose of shifting the way people experience life.

The group now serves an experience every minute, and turns over more than $100 million.

Simson is a passionate supporter of Australian businesses, a prolific blogger and business commentator, best-selling author and much sought-after keynote speaker. She has appeared in four seasons of the Australian Shark Tank as the #redshark. 

A true business influencer and leader with more than 2.8 million LinkedIn followers, Simson is Australia’s most followed person on the business networking platform. She has authored two best-selling books Live What You Love, and Ready to Soar, and is an engaging and insightful speaker.

Simson's address will be followed by a panel discussion featuring members of the drinks industry who have forged ahead in the space of gender, diversity and inclusion.


Time: 11.30am for 12noon – 3.30pm

Date: Friday March 8, 2019

Location: Luna Park, 1 Olympic Drive, Milsons Point, Sydney

TTicket price is $270 + GST and Table of 12 is $3120 + GST


$10 from each ticket will go to Women in Drinks' charity partner, Australia New Zealand Gynaecological Oncology Group (ANZGOG). Tickets are limited, get in quickly to avoid disappointment.

Women in Drinks is an initiative by The Drinks Association to highlight issues facing women in the workplace, champion opportunities and offer networking events for women working in the drinks industry. The Drinks Association is a not-for-profit organisation that offers everything from industry data to targeted forums and a broad spectrum of events, publications and websites, including Drinks Trade, Drinks Bulletin and Drinks Guide. It works to build a stronger, more informed Australian drinks industry by providing commonly required services.