7 March Event 2018-03-02T21:56:09+00:00

The International Womens Day Dinner in Macedon is sold out.
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Join us to celebrate and honour women for their courage, wisdom, creativity and passion and contribution to community, both here and abroad with interviews highlighting the personal stories of three outstanding women in our own community.

Enjoy a delicious Mediterranean Feast and complimentary glass of wine from Mount Towrong Vineyard.

Shop the beautiful range of leisure clothes in our PopUp Store.

6.45 pm to 8.45 pm (doors open at 6.30 pm). PopUp Store will be open 6 pm – 10 pm.

Ticket purchase includes:
• A glass of bubbles on arrival + nibbles during the program (extra drinks purchased from the bar)
• Dinner + a glass of wine kindly donated by Mount Towrong Vineyard.
Olive Jones of Macedon will serve a Mediterranean Feast featuring share platters of marinated grilled lamb, chicken and beef plus a selection of fresh homemade Salads, Rice Pilaf and Turkish Bread. Vegetarian and Vegan options are available (please indicate your preferences when purchasing your ticket).

Celebrating amazing women doing amazing things…

Prof. Jenni Lightowlers

Lawyer; Dean of Deakin Law School; Founding Partner at Francis Abourizk Lightowlers (FAL); world leader in life sciences law.
(a wise woman from Macedon)
> More about Jenni


Portrait Sculptor in terracotta, bronze and marble; Professional Forensic Facial Reconstructor; Cake Sculptor; TedX Speaker
(a wise woman from Macedon)
> More about Jennifer

Margaret Hepworth

Peace Educator and author of ‘The Gandhi Experiment’; Founder, Collaborative Debating Technique
(a wise woman from Melbourne)
> More about Margaret

Kate Montgomery

Changemaker; Co-Founder of The Liora Project based in India and Philippines; CEO Spirited Clothes
(a wise woman from Sydney)
> More about Kate


Interviewer; Sports Journalist; Radio Producer and Broadcaster; Currently Head, Communications for Burnet Institute
(a wise woman from Melbourne)
> More about Tracy


Connector; Founder of Wise Women Community; CEO Munatha Design and Red&Crew
(a wise woman from Melbourne)
> More about Karen

International Women’s Day​ (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

This is a registered event for International Women’s Day. The 2018 theme of ‘No Woman Left Behind’ is recognised by our support of The Liora Project, dedicated to releasing women from sexual slavery and assisting them to start anew.

Thank you to our event supporters!

Priceline Pharmacy Gisborne
Shop 1/18 Brantome Street, Gisborne 

Roz Edwards Hairdressing
Ulverstone, TAS

Event filming kindly donated by Good Grief Productions, Melbourne.

A chance to support an International Project helping women.

The Liora Project, is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to releasing women from sexual slavery in several areas of India, providing them with a stable living environment and skills training to help them get their life back on track.

We are delighted that co-founder Kate Montgomery will be attending our event.

We have gathered a wonderful group of prizes for the fundraising raffle to be held on the night. All proceeds from the Raffle will be donated to the Liora project and we thank you for your support.

Spirited Clothes PopUp Store

Spirited Clothes is the retail store which raises funds to continue the work of The Liora Project. All products are hand made in Liora sewing centres in India and the Philippines. The centres are staffed by women the Liora Project has helped and trained to make a living wage.

Items from the current range will be available to try on, purchase or order.
The PopUp Store will be open from 6pm to 10pm on the night.

Our Venue

Our hosts for the night, Macedon Restaurant and Wine Bar, OLIVE JONES OF MACEDON, is located in the heart of Macedon at 40 Victoria Street.

We are planning to hold the event in the delightful courtyard, weather permitting. So, remember to bring a jacket or cardigan in case it turns cool.

Chef Mark Renaud and his partner Brooke Emin are the driving force behind one of the Macedon Ranges top restaurants.

We thank owners Mark and Brooke for their assistance in organising this event.

Getting There

There is plenty of street parking available around the venue.

If you wish to catch a train to the event from Melbourne (60 mins), take the 5.04pm train from Southern Cross which will get you to Macedon station at 6.05pm.

Volunteers will be ready to collect you from the station and take you to the venue which is only 2 minutes away.
They will also drop you at the station for the journey home on trains leaving Macedon Station at 8.59pm and 10.19 pm.

Simply let us know if you need a lift arriving and leaving when booking your ticket.

Macedon:  Ali Fowler, 0417 151 099  |  Julie Revell, 0403 186 103  |  Melbourne:  Karen Parish, 0432 370 353  |  Lea Trafford, 0413 837 450


The Wise Women community has been created to gather together 50+ women into a warm and friendly community to connect, share personal stories, be inspired, learn from each other and support projects assisting women.

After running Social Events, Brunches and Workshops in Melbourne since 2016, we are now extending our network to regional Victoria and around AustraliaWith fledgling networks growing in the USA in Los Angeles and Denver –Wise Women will soon be global!

We are delighted the Macedon Ranges community is hosting the first of a series of events we have planned for 2018.

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Michelle Bachelet, President of Chile and Inaugural Executive Director of UN Women