NCJWA Conference Women Unlimited Program

A great two days are in store – packed with engaging, dynamic speakers and topics that will provoke and inspire. 

Day 1 – Sunday, Sep 8

Caulfield Park Pavilion


9:30am – 10:00am



10:00am – 10:15am


By: Negba Weiss-Dolev NCJWA National President

Objectives, goals and desired outcomes of the conference


10:15am – 11:15am

Gender stereotyping

By Melinda Tankard-Reist

Standing up against objectification and sexualisation of women and girls – and working towards a better future for them.


11:15aM – 12:30pm

Girls Unlimited Panel

Moderator: Lahra Carey

Girls can do anything - given the same mentoring, guidance and opportunities as boys

Panel guests:

  • Enza Sgroi (School Career Councilor) – Subjects and STEM
  • Professor Helen Forgasz – Barriers /Single Sex Schools
  • Dr Susan Wise – Past President of the Australian Dental Association Victorian Branch  – personal story
  • Chelsea Fisher – AJAX Football Coach

12:30pm – 1:15pm




1:15pm – 1:30pm

Yavneh Girls Acapella Choir



1:30pm– 2:45pm

Women in Business and Mentoring

Designed by Gabi Crafti and Negba Weiss-Dolev

Challenges in women’s working life
  • Rachael Neumann, Amazon
  • Rebecca Burrows, Australia Post
  • Mikki Silverman, Bellamy’s Organic
  • Sara Kowal, Monash Anti-Death Penalty Institute

2:45pm – 3:00pm

Afternoon tea


3:00pm– 3:30pm

Awards – Fanny Reading Scholars


3:30pm– 4:45pm

What Should We Be Fighting For?

By Negba Weiss-Dolev

Open Forum - Response to first three sessions of the day

includes farewell and summation of the day


6:30pm – 9:00pm

Evening Program – Dinner

Gandel Gallery, Chadstone.

Day 2 – Monday Sep, 9

Caulfield Park Pavilion


9:00am – 9:15am


Delegates arrive


9:15am – 9:30am

Welcome participants and outline day 2

By Negba Weiss-Dolev

Objectives, goals and desired outcomes of the day’s events


9:30am - 10:45am

Women in Leadership Panel

Moderator: Anna Serry

Panellists include:


10:45am – 11:15am

Make Space for Her

Moderator: Miriam Bass

Changing the gender mix in Jewish Leadership

11:15am – 11:30am

Morning Tea



11:30am - 11:35am

In Memoriam: 10 years to the passing of Dr Geulah Solomon OAM z”l

Speaker:  Malvina Malinek OAM, Honorary Life Governor


11:35am - 1:00pm

Status of Women in Israel

MC Negba Weiss-Dolev

Video session with speaker from Israel. To be confirmed

1:00pm – 1:45pm




1:45pm – 2:15pm

Hula Hooping Activity

facilitated by Donna Sparx


2:15pm - 3:15pm

Capturing Your Audience’s Attention With Creative Social Media Marketing

Speaker: Jordana Borensztajn

Rising above the ‘noise’ in the marketplace to create compelling social media content that will capture your audience’s imagination.

In today’s noisy digital world, we’ve all become content creators. And brands and businesses and fighting for attention. So, how can you rise above the noise to create compelling content that will capture your audience’s imagination? By being creative. Through exploring a variety of creative content approaches, Jordana will teach attendees how to apply creativity to their social media marketing strategy in order to build their creative skills and generate unique content ideas that will stand out and have an impact.


3:15pm – 3:30pm

Afternoon tea


3:30pm – 4:30pm

Caught in the middle: Older women contributing, connecting and caring

By: Dr Susan Feldman and Harriet Radermacher



4:30pm – 4:45pm

Conference Summation and Farewell

By: Negba Weiss-Dolev


4:45pm –7:00pm

Pre- evening event BREAK


7:00pm - 9:00pm

Justin Art House Museum (“JAHM”) event

Introduction: Negba Weiss-Dolev

Speaker: Leah Justin


Gallery tour, "cocktail" type refreshments

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