Let’s Hear it for the Boys!
On Friday, 29 November 2019, Coleman Greig’s Women in Business forum were graced with the presence of three-time national triathlon champion, former World No.2, mother of five and CEO of 10x10 Philanthropy, Nici Andronicus, who shared her story of courage and the art of never giving up. As an athlete she had to jump many hurdles and endured personal battles, including supporting her husband through a rare form of brain cancer, which thankfully he survived. Her resilience truly inspired the entire Women in Business community.
Coleman Greig Principal Lawyer Rosemary Carreras, had the audience in stitches and tears when she shared a story close to her heart about her late father, Giuseppe who passed away in a tragic car accident.
Passionate Movember Ambassador and Doctor Isobelle Smith shared the heartbreaking story of how she lost her dad, Peter, to lymphoma. She reminded us of the importance of seeking help early, whether it be physical symptoms or a mental health condition.
Nici facilitated a panel discussion with singer/songwriter, actor and brain cancer survivor and advocate Johnny Ruffo. He spoke to attendees about how he survived brain cancer, using his music as a creative outlet. He reminded us that we can all play a small part in the bigger picture and that every little bit of help counts.
Coleman Greig Principal/Director Caroline Hutchinson, closed the lunch and announced that the Women in Business community has raised over $280,000 for various charities over the last 12 years. The Forum’s International Women’s Day speaker for 2020 will be Australian domestic violence campaigner and 2015 Australian of the Year, Rosie Batty. This special event will be held in conjunction with Western Sydney University’s Women of the West Awards at The Waterview Sydney Olympic Park on Friday, 13 March 2020.
Our amazing Women in Business guests raised over $6,000 on the day for Movember.