Melbourne 2018-10-15T12:34:03+00:00



Leveraging the Power of Women with Catherine Fox

Wednesday, 14th November, 6-8 PM

The Sporting Globe Bar

288 Bridge Rd, Richmond

Is it a moment or a movement? A year on from #MeToo bursting onto the global stage, women’s rights have never been more topical but are we making real progress? In this timely conversation with author and journalist, Catherine Fox challenges workplaces to take a different direction in addressing inequity by tackling biased rules and leveraging the power of women’s networking and support for each other. 

A regular commentator on women and work, Fox has written five books, including Stop Fixing Women, which won the 2017 Walkley Award for Women’s Leadership in Media. And her latest Women Kind (with Kirstin Ferguson)—published last month—examines the wave of female solidarity that is rebooting the women’s movement.  

After a long career at The Australian Financial Review, where she was deputy editor of Boss magazine and Corporate Woman columnist, Catherine started her freelance business in 2012. She was co-founder of the annual Financial Review 100 Women of Influence Awards, the Sydney Women’s Giving Circle and sits on a number of boards.

A BIG thank you to Wallis Strategic Market & Social ResearchDBM Consultants, Luma Research, Resources Group and Nature Research for making this event possible!

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Momentum in MRX: Evolving the Industry Beyond Just Research—Why Curiosity is the Key 

With Speaker Evette Cordy

Thursday 24th May,  7:30am–9am

Luma Research Office

17 William Street, Cremorne, VIC, 3121

Are you wondering where your career is taking you? What the next steps will be? How you can stay relevant in this everchanging business landscape? Evette Cordy, co-owner of Agents of Spring and former co-owner of Raspberry Innovation, Research & Strategy is a psychologist, former Australian 400m hurdles champion, business owner, researcher, innovator, entrepreneur, author and mum. In this session, Evette will share how she has used her curiosity to continually develop herself and evolve her career. Come along and be inspired by Evette’s career reflections and how you can use curiosity to build and evolve your research career.   

A special thanks to Luma Research, DBM, Resources Group and QRA for sponsoring this event!

Thursday, October 19, 2017 6.00 – 8.30pm The Sporting Globe Bar & Grill 288 Bridge Road Richmond VIC 3121

Best Life Design

Do you fundamentally believe that you shouldn’t feel as though you have to choose between your career and your family? That it should be possible to build a more purposeful life plan that enables you to achieve success in both aspects of life? If that’s the case, that belief is all you need to get started. A natural curiosity to explore your life choices and an openness to apply some thinking to how you show up in life – based on the experiences of others in the same shoes – are the keys to developing your own Best Life Design. Join us for a workshop led by author, Gill McLaren, who will talk about her own corporate leadership journey. She will share how she embarked on a mission to take strategic and business planning approaches and apply them to the most important plan you will ever write: your own Life Plan. Agenda: 6-6.30pm Welcome drinks / arrival 6.30-8pm Main Event 8-8:30pm Networking Thank you to Luma, SSI, QRA, Bastion Latitude and Resources Group for sponsoring this event.

Wednesday May 17, 2017 6.00 – 9.00pm The Sporting Globe Bar & Grill 288 Bridge Road Richmond VIC 3121 Statistically Significant – Running life your way We’ve never been busier and quite often we find ourselves on the ‘hamster wheel of life’, yet we want to be calm, relaxed, resilient, vital, confident and, most of all, happy. Following suit with last year’s event on becoming a ‘Chief Life Officer’, this year we will learn self-awareness and supportive actions for a sense of ease and well-being. Join us for a workshop led by mindfulness facilitator, Clarissa Hughes, on topics including: Knowing your drainers and sustainers – how to avoid exhaustion and being overwhelmed Learning to pace – breaking the cycle of doing too much and crashing as a consequence Staying flexible – learning about our tendencies to either resist or feel overwhelmed by things we don’t like The power of the breath – how we can use breath consciously to de-stress Agenda:

  • 6-6.30pm Welcome drinks / arrival
  • 6.30-6.45pm Introduction
  • 6.45-7.30pm Key Speaker & workshop: Statistically Significant; running life your way
  • 7.30-7.45pm Regroup & close
  • 7.45pm-8.30pm Networking & drinks

Thank you to Luma and Resources Group for sponsoring this event.

March 2, 2016 – 18:00 to 20:00 Campari House 23-25 Hardware Lane, 1st Floor Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia Come join us for our WIRe launch in Melbourne. Learn about the history and the initiative of WIRe, and hear research from WIRe Board Member, Erica van Lieven. A special thank you to SSI, Resources Group and QRA for generously providing the venue, food & cocktails!

18:00-18:30; Registration & Welcome Drinks
18:30-18:45; Introduction
18:45-19:45; Main Session
19:45-20:00; Closing Remarks
20:00 and Onwards; Networking & Drinks

Space is limited for this event, registration is required.