International Women's Day was 8 March and what better way to
celebrate than to invite women from across Western Sydney to mark
the occasion? Coleman Greig hosted its first Women in Business
event with Lucy Turnbull AO on Friday 18 March with resounding
Nearly 400 people attended the lunch at Western Sydney
University's Rydalmere campus to hear Lucy's insights on
feminism, urban planning and the importance of strategically
developing Western Sydney - particularly growing Parramatta as a
An urbanist, businesswoman, philanthropist, mother, grandmother
and former Lord Mayor of Sydney, Lucy has recently been appointed
Chief Commissioner of the new Greater Sydney Commission, tasked by
the NSW State Government to assist in delivering strong and
effective strategic planning for the whole of metropolitan
Lucy said, "There has never been a more important time to
advocate for and to champion women."
"Everyone needs to be a feminist - that means husbands,
sons, our daughters - and it needs to be embedded."
Discussing her life lessons, Lucy emphasised the importance of
emotional intelligence and the ability to work well as part of a
She also said that linear careers are less important than they
once were, citing her own varied career as a powerful example of
why it's critical to be open to opportunities.
In referring to her current role as Chief Commissioner of the
new Greater Sydney Commission, tasked by the NSW State Government
to assist in delivering strong and effective strategic planning for
the whole of metropolitan Sydney, Lucy explained that at the heart
of the Commission there was a focus on "making sure strategic
planning for Parramatta and Western Sydney is successful."
Coleman Greig was proud to host this event in conjunction with
Western Sydney University's Women of the West Awards.
Winners of the 2016 Awards were announced on the day from an
outstanding field women who are contributing to and strengthening
their local communities.
In addition, guests raised over $7,000 for the Autism Advisory Support Service
(AASS), founded by last year's winner of the Women of the West
Awards, Grace Fava. AASS is a not-for-profit charity run
exclusively by volunteers to support both children with Autism and
The content of this article is intended to provide a general
guide to the subject matter. Specialist advice should be sought
about your specific circumstances.
To print this article, all you need is to be registered on Mondaq.com.
Click to Login as an existing user or Register so you can print this article.
Do not depart from the contract terms, or encourage the other party to do so, unless you plan to alter the contract.
Some comments from our readers… “The articles are extremely timely and highly applicable” “I often find critical information not available elsewhere” “As in-house counsel, Mondaq’s service is of great value”
Register for Access and our Free Biweekly Alert for
This service is completely free. Access 250,000 archived articles from 100+ countries and get a personalised email twice a week covering developments (and yes, our lawyers like to think you’ve read our Disclaimer).