2019 Women of Inspiration Perth

Date: 9 May 2019 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Location: Royal Perth Yacht Club 6 Australia II Drive Crawley, WA 6009


On this special evening, be inspired by three unsung heroes who are making a positive impact on our community through their actions, their beliefs and their dedication. They have broken stereotypes and changed the game in many ways.

Our host and MC for the evening is Business Women Australia member Joanne Bradbury, owner of 3drops.

Our inspirational women who will be sharing their stories are;

Paola Magni (left)
My job is many people’s dream job: being a forensic scientist, using science to investigate crimes and criminals.
But what is the reality behind this dream? How is possible to have a normal life as woman, wife and mum knowing how cruel, scary and unfair life and people can be? Follow my journey of courage in looking at the world for what it is, but remembering to believe that we can be the game changer.

Vida Carlino (centre)
As a business woman, wife and author juggling a large family, many assume my life has been easy. But that’s not so. I grew up with a deep yearning to escape the world I was born into. It crumbled and tore our family apart. I found myself a ward of the state and my story is one of hope and realisation. It is always possible to overcome challenges, be courageous, resilient and open-hearted – to be free.

Katheryn Johnson (right)
It wasn’t until I worked in a refuge that I thought about fostering and since then 27 children have called our house home, in emergency and other placements. This year my husband and I are celebrating our 20th anniversary along with our 3 biological daughters and 5 equally beloved foster children. My story is about an unplanned teenage pregnancy, the joy of being a mum, the importance of family and ending the cycle of abuse.

The dinner menu will showcase dishes inspired by our speaker’s heritage from Italy, Spain and Australia. Prepared by Hyatt Chef Simon George and his team each dish will be complemented by a selection of Great Southern wines from 3 drops.

Come and celebrate these unsung champions in our community and be inspired by phenomenal women. Tickets include a 3 course dinner and 3drops wine.

Mercy Care’s First Time Ever Fund, for children in out of home care, will be the recipient of fundraising including a selection of auction items and proceeds from sales.


We thank our sponsors and partners HHG Legal Group, Shadforth Financial Group, Hyatt Regency, PAV, 3drops, Kudos Creative.  A special thanks to Joanne Bradbury for the event concept, design and management with the support of Verity James and Helen Ganska (Newton Ganska Communications).

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