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The RKWN hosts a number of networking and educational events throughout the year. We also partner with other great organisations to facilitate opportunities to connect, inspire and be inspired.

Upcoming event:

RKWN International Women's Day Breakfast 2019

The Russell Kennedy Women’s Network (RKWN) invites you to its annual breakfast to celebrate International Women's Day (IWD) with Melissa Green. Melissa is a Director of the Essendon Football Club and National Agency Lead at Facebook and Instagram.


The theme for IWD this year is #BalanceforBetter, to focus the world’s attention on gender balance. Balance is a business issue and it is important for creating a better working world for all. Please come along to ready to strike the #BalanceforBetter pose and do what you can to make a positive difference.

Reflecting on her vast experience, Melissa will be talking about what the women bring to the table and the benefits of being there.  

Our speaker, Melissa is a customer-focused commercial leader with over 26 years experience in the media industry. Today, her primary responsibility at Facebook is to help marketers understand the digital revolution, with the current opportunity of mobile, data and technology - utilising the Facebook family of apps. 

 Melissa Green

Melissa is also a current Director of the Essendon Football Club, member of their Essendon Executive Club & Women's Network Coterie groups. She also chairs the women’s football committee in the club's pursuit to field a women's football team in the AFL by 2021. She is passionate about growing the game for girls and women of the next generations.

Numbers are limited so please register here by Friday 8 March.

This special event is offered at no cost to members and guests. A light breakfast will be provided.

For more information please contact Bridget via email rkwn@rk.com.au.

Event Details

Thursday 14 March 2019

8.00am for an 8.30am start
Concludes at 9.30am

Russell Kennedy, Level 12, 469 La Trobe Street Melbourne   

For more information please contact Bridget McDowall via email rkwn@rk.com.au

This event is free to attend, but bookings are essential.


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 RKWN Event Initiatives

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CONNECT is boardroom lunch series aimed at executive businesswomen.  It was developed by the RKWN in conjunction with Pitcher Partners and launched in 2013.  CONNECT provides a targeted networking opportunity for businesswomen from specific industries to promote their businesses, discuss challenges, celebrate success stories and be inspired by the achievements of women in similar roles. CONNECT is an invitation only series, if you are interested in participating in a future topic, please email rkwn@rk.com.au