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Celebrate International Women’s Day, Melbourne

March 8 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am

When: Thursday 8th March
Where: Novotel Melbourne on Collins, 270 Collins Street, Melbourne
Time: 7.00am to 9.00am (proceedings to commence at 7.30am)

The Finance and Treasury Association wishes to invite you to celebrate International Women’s Day on Thursday 8th March with guest speaker, Penny Locaso who will speak on “Fear is Your Future“.

How often do you let fear stop you from pursuing something you really want? Just imagine the happiness, not to mention the creativity and innovation that could be realised, if fear did not hold us back. Imagine what it would feel like to be unapologetically you, in any situation. What if we didn’t have to imagine, and as a society, we could cultivate the skills and environment to leverage our greatest fears, as a foundation for happy lives and happy work.

In a world where technological advancement and impact is growing at an exponential rate the only guaranteed constant is change. Yet many of us fear it and lack the skills to leverage change to our advantage. Fear is the future seeks to provoke curiosity and demonstrate how fear is the greatest lever available to us in making impactful and meaningful change in a future of unknowns. 

Penny Locaso, BKindred

Penny Locaso is the worlds first Happiness Hacker on a mission to teach one million women and girls, by 2020, how to future proof happiness in work and life. When Penny couldn’t find a disruptive global education company that could skill her to future proof her happiness she went out and created one, Bkindred.

Partnering with corporations like Bookings.com, General Assembly, The Department Of Defence, SalesForce, LuluLemon Athletica, Australia Post, schools & technology communities Penny is transforming lives & organisations by humanising the future of work. Penny’s work focuses on technology amplifying human potential rather than replacing it. 

Three years ago Penny turned her life upside down. In a 7-month period, she left a 16-year career as an executive, relocated a family from Perth back to Melbourne, left an 18 year relationship and started BKindred to positively impact the lives of others. In just three short years she has firmly placed herself as a global thought leader on Humanising the Future Of Work by teaching the how of happy change.

As a disruptive leader, Penny went viral on Linkedin and created a global movement after delivering a keynote in her bathing suit to demonstrate how stepping into fear opens the door to possibility.

Penny has been published and quoted in the Huffington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, Daily Mail UK, SmartCompany, Conscious Magazine, StartUp Smart, Smarter Magazine, The Age, Womens Agenda, The Sydney Morning Herald & NZ Entrepreneur.

International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future.

Register now for this memorable event and join us in recognising the achievements of women nationally and internationally whilst networking and enjoying a full sit down cooked breakfast.


FTA Member: $50.00
Tables of 10 Pax: $620 per table
RSVP By: 20th February

Seats are limited so please book early to ensure your place. Please remember to advise on any dietary requirements to avoid disappointment.

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CLICK HERE To register at the Non-Member Rate 

CLICK HERE To register for a table of 10 pax 


March 8
7:00 am - 9:00 am
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Novotel Melbourne on Collins
270 Collins Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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