Go Girl Summit: Networking

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Thursday 30 November 2017

Learn about the art of networking from successful women at the Go Girl Networking Expo, on the 30 November at the Dream Factory in Footscray.

The event will help you to develop your networking approach, a key skill to help you succeed in any industry.

Hear a panel of successful women discuss their key networking techniques.

Then put your newly learned skills into practice at our shared lunch and networking session.

The panel of experts

Ren Butler

Ren Butler is the Entrepreneur in Residence for BlueChilli, nurturing new founders through their journey from idea to launch. She is also the founder and CEO of The Whisky Social, an events and content organisation on a mission to make whisky social again.

Her background in international markets, science education and systems thinking all combine to bring a unique and dynamic approach to building start-ups and cultivating great founder talent. She's passionate about trying new things, cultural cohesion, and diversity.

Kirsteene Phelan

Kirsteene Phelan is the COO of Rome2 Rio, a comprehensive global trip planner start-up based in Melbourne, which focuses on taking the stress out of travel planning.

She has 15 years of experiences in marketing, media, and management for online marketplaces such as and Inspire9 co-working.

Will Dayble

Will Dayble is the founder of Fitzroy Academy, an online social impact school, with users located in 263 cities.

Will is involved in social entrepreneurship, speaker diversity and has experience working with not for profits.


  • Registrations: close on 27 November 2017.
  • Cost: $15
  • VU students and staff: book online
  • Community: book online

All ticket proceeds will be donated to Headspace, to help promote the wellbeing of young people age 12-25.

This is a catered event. Please provide your dietary requirements when purchasing your ticket.

Date & venue

  • Date: Thursday 30 November
  • Time: 11am - 2pm
  • Venue: Dream Factory, 90 Maribyrnong St, Footscray

The Go Girl Summit

The Go Girl Summit provides opportunities that inspire and empower our female students and women in the broader community.

The series involves a variety of networking and forum events with a focus on leadership and entrepreneurship. Our final event will be held in March 2018, in celebration of International Women's Day.

Go Girl is a collaborative initiative between the Victoria University leadership team and VU Hanger. Events are open to all.

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30 November 2017, 11:00am to 2:00pm


Dream Factory 90 Maribyrnong Street Footscray VIC 3011

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