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International Women’s Day Lunch

6 Mar 2020 at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm AWST

$45 – $65
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An equal world is an enabled world.

Individually, we’re all responsible for our own thoughts and actions.

We can actively choose to challenge stereotypes, fight bias, broaden perceptions, improve situations and celebrate women’s achievements.

Collectively, each one of us can help create a gender equal world.

Let’s all be #EachforEqual.

Our keynote speaker Lyn Beazley AO will explore the 2020 theme #EachforEqual and will be joined by a panel of high profile professional women in Western Australia. The panel will celebrate achievements while acknowledging the work yet to be done through a discussion of their personal experiences and audience participation will be encouraged.

Networking to follow with lunch and drinks included in ticket price. Open to members and non-members. People of all genders and backgrounds are welcome.


Professor Lyn Beazley

Lyn’s career in brain research was followed by her appointment as Chief Scientist of Western Australia from 2006 to 2013 advising the WA Government on science, innovation and technology.  Lyn continues to promote science along with gender equity to the WA community and beyond, with a special focus on young people, an aim boosted when Lyn was named the WA Australian of the Year 2015. Lyn was an inaugural inductee into the WA Women’s Hall of Fame, is proud to be Patron of Women in Technology WA and recently has helped found Financial Toolbox to empower women, including those in at-risk situations, via greater financial know-how.



Deborah Binet

Deborah is a senior project architect and one of Cameron Chisholm Nicol’s key leaders. Deborah’s experience includes three years leading a large architectural team on the documentation of the $550m Perth Arena, where her organisational and leadership skills were integral to the project’s successful delivery. Most recently she was project architect on the adaptive re-use of the Dalgety woolstores, re-purposed into the Heirloom apartments. She also recently delivered the City of Perth’s C-grade Office Case Study. Deb is a member of the AIA’s Urban Design and Heritage Committee and also sits on the Property Council’s Diversity Committee. She is committed to supporting diversity in the architectural profession and has been a panel speaker at Property Council events. Deb has tutored at the University of Western Australia, and mentored students from the both the University of Western Australia and Curtin University.


Kylee Schoonens

Kylee is a Registered Architect, gaining experience at some of WA’s best practices prior to becoming a Director of the award-winning architecture, interior and urban design firm Fratelle Group in 2010. She is also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and holds Non-Executive Directorships for DevelopmentWA (the merged entity of LandCorp and the Metropolitan Redevelopment Agency), Western Australia’s state land development agency focusing on residential, industrial and commercial projects across the State. She is also a Non-Executive Director for Bethanie, one of WA’s largest aged care providers. With a focus on improving the development industry in WA, and particularly urban infill growth of Perth, Kylee chairs the Planning Committee for DevelopmentWA, Scarborough and Midland Land Redevelopment Committees for MRA and sits on the Property Development Committee for Bethanie. She was awarded the 2015 Australian Institute of Architects Emerging Architect for WA and is a 40under40 winner.


Sophie Giles

Sophie is the Head of Department (Architecture, Landscape Architecture + Urban Design) in the School of Design, coordinating and teaching in Design as well as Architectural Technology in the Master of Architecture. Sophie has worked in an award-winning Australian practice since registering as an architect, and is now a director of her own practice. Very much a ‘hands-on’ architect, she developed a Master of Architecture elective Built Work to enable final year students to construct 1:1 details, to understand ‘the great works’ in their physical form as well as their theoretical place. She was a member Australian team felix._Giles_Anderson+Goad for the Biennale di Venezia, 2014, working closely with the Australian Institute of Architects. As a Fay Gale Fellow she visited ETH-Zurich and the Graduate Emtech Program at the Architectural Association in London. A member of Architects Declare (Climate Emergency) as well a registrant for Architects Assist. Recently recognised as a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA), Sophie will continue in her focus on education through mentoring, alongside teaching and practice.

Proudly supported by USG-BORAL and RONDO. 

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6 Mar 2020
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
$45 – $65
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Perth, WA 6000 Australia
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