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Events / 27.03.2020

Insight: Dangerous Women

“You can bend but never break me / ‘Cause it only serves to make me
More determined to achieve my final goal / And I come back even stronger
Not a novice any longer / ‘Cause you’ve deepened the conviction in my soul”

Helen Reddy, I am Woman (1971)


From Cleopatra to Joan of Arc, Mother Theresa to Gaga and Greta, women’s power and strength has taken myriad forms over the course of history. With gratitude for a century of agitation by suffragettes and feminists, and activation by public figures and ‘ordinary’ women in both private and public domains, we are moving closer to a world with equal liberty and opportunity.

This month we celebrate the courageous, determined, resourceful, outlandish, unorthodox and downright dangerous women at work.

Our femme fantastic panel features:

  • Nicola Mansfield: newly headhunted Managing Director of Interbrand Australia, who has built a career on expertly oscillating between strategy and creative;
  • Danielle Harvey: co-curator of the Festival of Dangerous Ideas and co-founder and co-curator of the Sydney Opera house All About Women festival;
  • Julie Rrap: one of Australians leading artists for over four decades, she uses photography, painting, sculpture, performance and film to explore the personal and political aspects of the human body.

For this month only, we are breaking from our usual Tuesday evening Insight slot to host on Friday 27 March, from 11:30am-12pm in the Golden Age Cinema, followed by our Insight panel interview in the Golden Age Cinema from 12pm-1pm.


When: Friday 27th March, with brunch served from 11:30am in the Golden Age Bar and panel interview 12-1pm

Where: Golden Age Bar and Cinema, 80 Commonwealth Street, Surry Hills

Cost: Tickets $25 (includes scones and sparkling wine on arrival) available via Eventbrite. Free to the first 20 TOS residents that RSVP. $15 Tickets for SHCP Members

Supported by:

About Insight by The Office Space

Now in its sixth year of production, Insight by The Office Space is a business talk series that brings together innovative entrepreneurs and business leaders to explore burgeoning topics and reveal the secrets of their success under a monthly theme.

Traversing all aspects of business, including the fields of design, culture, innovation, technology, finance and marketing, the sell-out program has featured speakers such as actors Susie Porter and Rachel Ward; artists Del Kathryn Barton and Ramesh Nithiyendran; fashion designers Anna Plunkett and Luke Sales from Romance Was Born, and Genevieve and Alex Smart from Ginger and Smart; architects William Smart and Kelvin Ho; producers Jan Chapman and Bridgit Iken; and philanthropists Ronni Kahn and Hamish Balnaves.

Insight continues to push the boundaries by asking the pertinent questions that impact all business decision-makers, be they small, medium or even the larger organisations, as we face continuous change and new challenges.

Each month a new Insight theme is explored, delivered and debated. Our 2020 program is as follows:

  • February 26th – Working For Good
  • March 31st – Women in Business
  • April 28th – Storytelling
  • May 26th – Fashion
  • June 30th – The Film Business
  • July 28th – Profit & Loss
  • August 25th – The Body
  • September 29th – Art Life
  • October 27th – Climate Change
  • November 24th – Architecture

All sessions start with drinks and light canapes in the Golden Age Bar from 5:30pm with the panel interview 6-7pm. Tickets are $25 + GST per person and include a welcome drink.

Insight proudly supports the Sydney Community Foundation (SCF) with full proceeds from ticket sales going directly to the SCF Business Incubator for disadvantaged women. In 2018, the Foundation’s influential “Conversations or Change” event series merges with the popular Insight event program to explore contemporary issues relevant to Sydneysiders and beyond.


About Sydney Community Foundation.

Sydney Community Foundation, established in 2004, is Sydney’s only independent Community Foundation, granting to grassroots organisations who design and run projects that meet the needs of Greater Sydney local communities. For over a decade, Sydney Community Foundation has been the small grant specialist, supporting grassroots charities and services across Sydney. During this time the Foundation has overseen the distribution of $5 million in grants for impact, ranging between $5,000 to $100,000, to projects that create belonging; education and employment pathways; build safety and independence; and transform place.

For more information please contact Naomi Tosic at or 02 82182100. For program information or ticket sales, please go to or contact