Regional High Tea with Geena Davis – Sunday 5 March


The Lismore Chamber of Commerce & Industry in collaboration with NORPA Big Think presents the inaugural Regional High Tea on Sunday 5 March featuring Geena Davis in a live stream from Sydney Opera House All About Women Festival.

Inspiring, informing and illuminating; The Lismore Women’s Festival will kickstart with a blockbuster event that combines wisdom, passion and delectable treats on Sunday 5 March, 10am at Lismore Workers Club.

The morning will begin with a live feed from All About Women festival at Sydney Opera House in which Academy Award winner Geena Davis will address the topic of Women and Media, with specific focus on gender stereotyping. Ms Davis is one of Hollywood’s most respected actors and a tireless advocate for gender equality.

Then… enjoy being captivated with a fabulous panel of guest speakers featuring successful businesswomen and professionals from the Northern Rivers region.

You’ll meet:
Pam Brook – co-founder of Brookfarm
Rhoda Roberts – Festival Director and Producer
Lois Randall – Screen Producer & Arts Manager
Donna Kildea – Chief Operating Officer Summerland Credit Union
Sarah Karam – Belle General & Belle Central Café’s
Kristy Jones – COBA ‘Emerging Leader Award’ 2015 & Marketing Manager Southern Cross Credit Union

“This is the first partnership with the Lismore Chamber of Commerce & Industry (LCCI) and NORPA’s Big Think which we are all very excited about” said NORPA’s Big Think Curator Jeni Caffin and LCCI’s President Deborah Benhayon.

“This Regional High Tea is unique – it is for everyone – men and women. We see it as a fabulous opportunity to, while enjoying a delicious array of treats and artisan tea of course, mingle and be inspired with the many amazing women whose contributions across a diversity of professions, industries and businesses give the Northern Rivers its unique flavor.” Deborah said.

NORPA’s Jeni Caffin went on to say “As a prelude to International Women’s Day we are over the moon to be sharing the Geena Davis keynote address from Sydney Opera House. She is an impassioned, informed and intelligent speaker and galvanises audiences globally. Cake and conversation: what could be better?”

Access to Geena Davis’ address is being made possible by Sydney Opera House All About Women Satellite Program, taking the ideas and issues that matter to women to audiences far beyond Bennelong Point, streaming live to 26 venues around Australia and New Zealand.

REGIONAL HIGH TEA for Lismore Women’s Festival
Presented by Lismore Chamber of Commerce & Industry & NORPA Big Think
Date: Sunday 5 March
Time: 10am to 1pm
Location: Lismore Workers Club, 231 Keen St, Lismore
Tickets: $30
BYO : Tea cup
Bookings and more info: or call Elise Taylor 0448 833 806