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Dame Roma Mitchell Memorial Lunch

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Dame Roma Mitchell Memorial Lunch

Date & TimeTBC
Format Social & Networking





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Venue Plaza Ballroom, 191 Collins St, Melbourne View Map

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    The Law Institute of Victoria and Victorian Women Lawyers are proud to present the annual Dame Roma Mitchell Memorial Lunch, commemorating Dame Mitchell: the first Australian woman to be appointed as Queen’s Counsel, judge, chancellor of an Australian university and State Governor.

    This popular event highlights the many accomplishments of women in Australia, featuring a speaker with a reputation for breaking down barriers and rising to both personal and professional challenges – as Dame Roma did herself.

    This year’s keynote speaker, Tasneem Chopra, will address the continuing need for diversity in the legal profession and beyond, sharing her passion as a cultural consultant and renowned social justice advocate. She will discuss the stories that show us we still have a problem, even in 2017, and will highlight the successful female lawyers representing their craft and the value of diversity.

    Her speech will also cover:

    • framing diversity in the context of organisational structure
    • why the nuance of cultural diversity is more than skin deep
    • why diverse workplaces aren’t tokenism, but progress.
  • Keynote Speaker

    Tasneem Chopra, Cross Cultural Consultant


    As a curator, consultant, author and prominent activist, Tasneem Chopra’s passion for addressing social justice issues has embraced many platforms. She was listed as one of “16 Women to Watch in 2016" by Latte Magazine, one of the “Top 100 Most Influential Movers and Shakers in Melbourne” in The Age Magazine and one of the “Top Ten Thinkers” The Australian Magazine.

    Through her consultancy, Tasneem tailors sessions on cultural competence across the private and public sector. She has a Master’s in International Development and background in psychology, and has worked in community development and politics over the past two decades. Tasneem has appeared in numerous editorial outlets, including The GuardianThe Age and The Australian and has featured as a commentator on Q&AThe DrumThe Project and national radio.


  • Corporate Table

    Bring your colleagues together for this excellent networking and social event. Register a table of 10 for $1550 by emailing