WOMEN OF EX­CEL­LENCE

Vogue Liv­ing‘s Women of Ex­cel­lence speaker se­ries, in part­ner­ship with BMW, is your chance to meet Aus­tralia’s lead­ing cre­ative tal­ents.

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Vogue Liv­ing’s new speaker se­ries

“Our goal is to cre­ate a plat­form to sup­port and hon­our these women, which will be­gin a con­ver­sa­tion to en­cour­age fu­ture fe­male cre­atives” re­becca caratti, ed­i­tor

The in­au­gu­ral Vogue Liv­ing Women of Ex­cel­lence speaker se­ries, in part­ner­ship with BMW, will bring to­gether some of Aus­tralia’s most cre­ative minds at in­ti­mate din­ners in Syd­ney and Mel­bourne to talk in­spi­ra­tion, in­no­va­tion and em­pow­er­ing ex­pe­ri­ences. For 50 years, Vogue Liv­ing has show­cased Aus­tralia’s fore­most cre­ative tal­ent. In keep­ing with this tra­di­tion, Vogue Liv­ing’s

Women of Ex­cel­lence speaker se­ries cham­pi­ons the women who have risen to the top of their pro­fes­sions and have come to de­fine what Aus­tralian de­sign means to­day. Head­lin­ing the de­but of the Women of Ex­cel­lence event this Novem­ber in Syd­ney will be award-win­ning cre­atives Caro­line Choker of Acme & Co, Kirsten Stanisich, di­rec­tor of ac­claimed SJB ar­chi­tects, and Juli­ette Arent and Sarah-Jane Pyke of lead­ing in­te­rior de­sign prac­tice Arent & Pyke. Over an ex­clu­sive three-course din­ner, our ex­pert panel will re­veal their per­sonal sto­ries of in­spi­ra­tion, de­sign in­no­va­tion and how to make head­way in the cre­ative in­dus­tries. “2018 is all about em­pow­er­ing women,” says Vogue Liv­ing ed­i­tor Re­becca Caratti. “We want to cel­e­brate and nurture the women push­ing bound­aries in all ar­eas of de­sign. Our goal is to cre­ate a plat­form to sup­port and hon­our these women, which will be­gin a con­ver­sa­tion to en­cour­age fu­ture fe­male cre­atives.”

From in­te­rior de­sign­ers to ar­chi­tects and artists, the cre­ators of fur­ni­ture, tex­tiles and light­ing, re­tail­ers to writ­ers and for­ward-think­ing vi­sion­ar­ies, our na­tion­wide speaker se­ries recog­nises the women driv­ing in­no­va­tion and in­spir­ing the next gen­er­a­tion of fe­male lead­ers.

CLOCK­WISE FROM ABOVE Kirsten Stanisich. Juli­ette Arent and Sarah-Jane Pyke. Pyke, Arent and Stanisich. Caro­line Choker of Acme & Co.

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