Connecting @ Drysdale

Join us for a casual catch-up over lunch at Drysdale Restaurant as we continue to support the next generation of tourism and hospitality professionals.

With no formalities (apart from a warm welcome of course!), it's the chance to connect in a relaxed atmosphere over a delicious lunch prepared and served by Drysdale students. Discuss mutual business interests and challenges and make or renew contacts in our industry.

Feedback from our last casual Drysdale event said "It was so wonderful to just sit, eat, chat and connect."

Any queries, please email or ring Rita on 0438 310 323.

  • Time: Arrive from 12.15 for 12.30pm start.
  • Venue: Drysdale Restaurant, 59 Collins Street, Hobart
  • Cost: covers two course menu - main and dessert - and welcome drink.
    - WITH Members and Students - $40
    - Non Members - $47



Connecting WITH the Migrant Resource Centre

Since time immemorial, sharing stories over food has connected us. It is embedded in cultures around the world and deeply within our own country. Please join us on a journey of taste, tales, and togetherness.

WITH, in collaboration with the Migrant Resource Centre, is thrilled to invite you to this special dinner to :

ūüćĹ Savour the flavour of Iraqi cuisine celebrating the tradition, resilience, and art of culinary excellence.

ūüó£ Hear the inspiring journey of a migrant woman who made Tasmania her home. Through effort and sacrifice she overcame obstacles with courage and grace.

ūü§Ě Connect and celebrate. This event is more than just a meal. It's a chance to connect the two vibrant communities of tourism and hospitality professionals and migrant women, celebrating the strength and contributions of women from all walks of life.

Event Details:

  • Date: Tuesday, 26 March 2024¬†¬† |¬† Time: 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start
  • Venue: Magpie Room, 1st floor, Glenorchy District Football Club, 1A Anfield St, Glenorchy
  • Cost: $50 for WITH members/supporters (food/coffee only - refreshments available for purchase at the bar).

Seats are limited so book now and don't miss this special opportunity to expand your culinary horizons, enrich your connections, celebrate cultural diversity and the power of women's stories.

For further information please email

This event was particularly successful on many levels
- read more about the night and its outcomes here >

WITH NORTH EVENT - 13 Feb 2024

Could you do with some tips on fitting in everything you need (or think you need!) when you travel?
Join the WITH North group at Hotel Verge on 13 Feb at 5.30pm to successfully pack a capsule wardrobe. Celebrate and compare notes afterwards with drinks, nibbles and no doubt a few laughs!
Enquiries - 0400 367 665 or email
RSVP 10 FEB - book here >



Xmas at Hamlet Café, Hobart

Connect with industry colleagues and friends at Hamlet Café as our 2023 Student Scholarship recipient, Upuli Pathirana, is presented with her award, sponsored by Tourism Tasmania, and the lucky winners of our 2023 Raffle supporting Small Steps are drawn.

Our traditional Secret Santa activity is always a laugh so please bring a small gift up to the value of $10 to be part of the fun. Enjoy a complimentary glass of sparkling on arrival and canapés with further refreshments available to purchase.

Cost:  WITH 2023-2024 Financial Members* - $FREE  |  Non-members $35     BOOK HERE >
* to check your current membership status, email

WITH North - Xmas fun at Grindelwald

Join us for a fun evening of Aqua Golf, shopping, Christmas cheer, nibbles and lucky door prize plus ... Secret Santa! (Please bring a gift up to $10 to join in.)

  • 18 December 2023
  • 5.15pm - The Sebel for a glass of cheer
  • 5.45pm sleigh departs for Xmas Village (AKA Grindelwald!)
  • 9pm Sleigh returns to Launceston
  • BOOK HERE >¬†

*All welcome - email for further details and to be added to their mailing list.

WITH Industry Leaders Breakfast - SOLD OUT!


WITH Tas is delighted to launch the 2023 Industry Leaders Breakfast, this year in a special partnership with the Tasmanian Hospitality Association's Women in Leadership program.

For a seventh year, three impressive women from diverse backgrounds will reveal fresh perspectives and insights as they share their distinct experiences with MC Sarah Clarke.

There's sure to be plenty 'ah ha' moments and the sound of pennies dropping as we listen to Sheralee Davies, Analiese Gregory, Kitana Mansell.

WITH Tas AGM and 14th Birthday Celebration

You're invited to join us in raising a glass for our 14th birthday celebration!

Join us at our Annual General Meeting where you'll hear about the Committee's activities and achievements of the past 12 months, gain some insights into the future, meet your new Committee and farewell  our highly respected outgoing WITH Tas President, Jill Bannon.

Then it's time for the customary cutting of our delicious birthday cake, nibbles and networking!

Time: 5.15pm for 5.30pm start
Wednesday 27 September 2023
Haig Room, Ball & Chain Restaurant, Salamanca
Cost: includes welcome glass of sparkling and canapés. Cash bar also available.

  • WITH Members* - free
  • Non-Members - $15.00

*If you are unsure of your membership status, please email or phone our Treasurer on 0407 875 460.

Committee nominations are now open.
If you'd like to join the Committee, download the nomination form here >


Casual Catch Up at Franklin Wharf

After work drinks at Franklin Wharf

The year is flying by so please join WITH Committee members at Franklin Wharf for a casual catch up after work.

Connect with industry colleagues on the waterfront and share your winter experiences to date.

We've kept it simple with drinks at own cost but still need numbers - please RSVP to

Hope you can join us at Franklin Wharf!

Date: Wednesday 9 August  | Time: from 5pm
Venue: Franklin Wharf  (on the Murray Street Pier)
RSVP: to


Come WITH us to Bicheno - 21-23 July!

Come to one event or come to all - it's your choice!
Connecting women from across the state on our glorious East Coast.

Our East Coast colleagues have curated an amazing weekend of experiences to celebrate some of the best of the region and to see experience the final night Bicheno Beams.

So, come WITH us as we savour superb seafood and whisky, meet some very special wildlife, discover local history and, of course, gasp in awe at the spectacular Beams light show. Plus of course, make some industry connections!

The full list of activities is here - everything is individually bookable so you can jump in and out as you choose. Accommodation is also self-sourced to suit your budget and availability.

Please make sure your accommodation is booked as it's the last weekend of school holidays and for Bicheno Beams!


Connections WITH Drysdale - Lunch 12-2pm, Thursday 8 June

Join us for a two- course lunch, catered by the next generation of hospitality professionals training at Drysdale TasTAFE.

It's the opportunity to connect, discuss mutual business interests and challenges, and to make or renew connections with other women in the industry.

Adding some insights and inspiration to your lunch are our speakers:

Diana Flores (left, top) is the Senior Settlement Officer at the Migrant Resource Centre Tasmania (MRC) where she runs the Migrant Employment Program for Skilled Migrants and International Students.

Before coming to Australia, Diana worked as the National Project Manager for Teach A Man To Fish (TAMTF), a British NGO with worldwide operations, creating small school business, led and managed by students. Prior to this she worked over 12 years in administration and management, at the Food and Agriculture Organisation for the United Nations (FAOUN), as the Regional Coordinator of Business Management for FAOUN and also ran her own business promoting local products.

Diana holds a Bachelor of Business and Industrial Administration and a Master's degree in Project Management both from The Central American Technical University (UNITEC), a Statement of Attainment in Introduction to Interpreting and Translation (English < > Spanish) from RMIT and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment from TasTAFE.

Darya Kuznyetsova (second top left) is the Learning and Employment Project Officer  with the Migrant Resource Centre (MRC). She moved to Tasmania 3 years ago from Ukraine. Before moving here, she had had experience in tourism, project management, and teaching. Darya's first job in Tasmania was in tourism. For the last two years, Darya has been working with MRC Tas on various employment and educational projects. Darya has been supporting women from refugee and migrant backgrounds in their aspirational careers.

Kirsten Singleton is Project Manager for the Working Together Project in which Habiba Mohammad Mohsin is a participant. During the pandemic, Zafira stayed open as Kirsten and Habiba did deliveries all over Hobart to keep it going.

Kirsten will share her experiences establishing and running a social enterprise, Zafira Fine Foods, for 5 years and more recently with the Working Together project. This project is focused on supporting people from the Hazara refugee community into pathways to work and training. Kirsten will discuss the challenges and opportunities that former refugees face when seeking work in Tasmania.

Habiba will tell her story of arriving in Australia and working as a cook.

There will be time for questions and discussion following the speakers.

Date: Thursday 8 June 2023   |   Time: 12 - 2pm
Venue: Drysdale TasTAFE, 59 Collins Street, Hobart

Casual Catch Up - 5.30pm, Thursday 23 Feb

Has your year kicked off to a flying start and like the rest of us, you can't believe that it's mid-Feb?

Time for a quick de-brief with some like-minded women on Thursday 23 February at Hadley's Orient Hotel. Join us in the Orient Bar at 5.30pm - refreshments available at bar prices.

Any queries - please email us on

Looking forward to a casual catch-up and some great conversations.

WITH Tas Xmas Celebration

Let's end the year with some festive fun. WITH's annual Christmas event will be held at Hobart's hottest new pub, the Telegraph Hotel.

Mingle with industry friends and colleagues as we celebrate emerging women in tourism and hospitality, with our 2022 student scholarship winners receiving their awards and the lucky winner of WITH's 2022 raffle announced.

Time: 6-7.30pm
Date: Wednesday 7th December 2022
Venue: Telegraph Hotel
Cost:  WITH Members - free | guests $30.00
ALL bookings here (including Members): Book here
Included: Canapés
Please bring: a Secret Santa gift up to $10 value

Festive attire encouraged!


2022 Industry Leaders Breakfast - 13 October

Join three women with diverse backgrounds and experience as we start the day with plenty of fresh inspiration and insights from women in our industry.

Over the last five years, these breakfasts have become our signature event and a highlight on the industry's calendar. Feedback, particularly in 2020, told us that the stories and experiences of others, how they dealt with challenges, opportunities and life in general, resonated and inspired many.

Join MC Hannah Gray in conversation with Bernadette Woods, Kylie Bell and Melinda Anderson. Read more about our inspiring speakers >

Last year was a sell out so please get in early to get up early on  October 13!

Date:  Thursday 13 October 2022 |   Time: 6.45am for 7.00am start
Venue: RACV Hobart Hotel, 154-156 Collins Street, Hobart 7000
Cost: WITH Members $55  | Non-members $60 |  Students $35


WITH Tas AGM & 13th Birthday Celebration

You're invited to join us in raising a glass for our 13th birthday celebration!

Hear about the committee's activities and achievements of the past 12 months, gain some insights into the future and meet your new Committee.

Following the formalities enjoy a glass of cheer, as we introduce Eve Wang, our 2022 Student Scholarship recipeient and current Student Committee Member, to talk about her journey to tourism and hospitality in Tasmania from IT and Marketing in Taiwan.

Cutting the delicious birthday cake is followed by refreshments, nibbles and networking.

The official notice of AGM is here  with information on joining the committee for 2022-2023.

Date: Thursday 29 September 2022   |   Time: 5.15 for 5.30pm start
Venue: Deep South Brewing, 220 Argyle Street, Hobart
Cost: Free for WITH Members (includes welcome drink) | $15 for non-members
BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL: get your tickets here > - please RSVP by 3pm, 26 September 2022

Amy Currant

Mary Dwyer

WITH Connections @ Drysdale

Ladies who power lunch
More than just a meal, our inaugural Connections @ Drysdale lunch offers a thought-provoking and idea-generating discussion over lunch.

Join us for a two- course lunch, catered by the next generation of hospitality professionals training at Drysdale TasTAFE, topped off with a burst of inspiration from our special guest speakers.

In a Q&A style session, Amy Currant and Mary Dwyer of Impact Solutions International will share insights from their own career journeys, observations of challenges and opportunities experienced by women in the workplace and ideas of what we can do to support one another.

Discover more about Amy and Mary >

Impact Solutions International is an award-winning consultancy specialising in executive leadership and developing team culture with work spanning 16 countries and 40+ nationalities. They have now returned their energies to Tasmania with a focus on the development of leadership, particularly in young people - the next program is the Emerging Leaders Retreat in June at Tarraleah.

Date: Thursday 26th May, 2022
Time: 12noon for 12.30 start, finish 2.30pm
Venue: Drysdale TasTAFE
Cost: Members - $40 | Non-Members - $45 | Students - $35
To book: follow the link below. Please note table bookings also available by emailing with payment via EFT.

Deck Soiree at The Rox

The Rox is a stunning new development, standing alongside historic Roxburgh House and amongst convict built churches and graffitied walls, creating an eclectic mix of Hobart's past and present.

Join us for a soiree at The Rox Penthouse Deck and see the city from a new perspective as we raise a celebratory glass to WITH Committee Member, Mary Brownell, and congratulate her on this exciting new venue.

Date: Thurs 24th February 2022
Time: 5.30-7pm
Venue: The Rox
Cost: Members - $30 | Non-Members - $35 | Includes canapés and drinks.

Christmas drinks to launch into the festive season

Raise your glasses and let's start the festive season in style at T42 on the Hobart waterfront, now under new management.

Join us to begin festivities by mingling with industry friends and colleagues, and celebrate our emerging women in tourism and hospitality as our scholarship winners receive their awards.

Time: 5.30 - 7.0pm
Date: Wednesday 1st December 2021
Venue: T42, Elizabeth Street Pier, Hobart
Cost:  WITH Members - free | guests $30.00
ALL bookings here (including Members): Book here
Included: welcome drink and canapés
Please bring: a Secret Santa gift up to $10 value



2021 Industry Leaders Breakfast - SOLD OUT!

Thanks to amazing support, our Breakfast is now sold out!

Over the last four years, our annual Breakfast has provided fresh insights and experiences from women in our industry every single year. 2020 in particular was a poignant reminder of how important connections are and that no matter what level of business you were at, there were significant difficulties for all on many fronts. Feedback told us that the stories, experiences and emotions our panellists shared were familiar and their generally positive perspectives were infectious.

Please join us for another delicious breakfast served with plenty of inspiration, a few laughs and a generous dollop of honesty. Our MC, Fiona Breen, ABC journalist will be in conversation with Jude Franks (Franks Consulting), Ruby Daly (Hellfire Bluff Distillery) and Archana Brammall (Sweetbrew Café).  Read more about them here

Date: Wednesday 27 October 2021
Time: 6.45am for 7.00am start
Venue: The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel
Cost: Members $50  |  Non-members $55  |  Students  $25
Book here >


AGM and 12th Birthday Celebration

You're invited to join us and raise a glass for our 12th birthday celebration!

The AGM will include a presentation of our Annual Report including activities and achievements over the last year, the election of committee members and an insight into what the future holds.

After the formalities, canapes and refreshments will be served and the delicious cake to celebrate our 12th birthday (yep, it’s been that long!) will be cut and shared. We will also hear from Allison Anderson, our Australian Institute of Company Directors Scholarship recipient.

Read the formal AGM notice of meeting

Find out more about joining our Committee

Date: Thursday 23 September 2021
Time: 5.30pm
Venue: Tas TAFE Drysdale - 59 Collins St, Hobart
Cost: Free. All welcome - bookings required for catering and CovidSafe requirements
Beverages: complimentary welcome drink + cashless bar
To book: get your ticket(s) here
RSVP:  3pm, Monday 20th September, 2021

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Diversity and inclusion are not just acts of empathy, they are the most human and effective ways to make your company stand out.

Fundacion ONCE and World Tourism Organisation

Virtual Cuppa | Inclusive tourism

Think your tourism operation can’t be more inclusive?

Tune in to our July Virtual Cuppa because our panel says it can!

Join us and our Disability Voices Tasmania panelists, Tamar Cordover, Ana Pike and Fiona Strahan for an insightful discussion.

What it’s about. The start of a conversation and learning more about inclusive tourism and the small, easy changes you can start with to make a difference. Asking awkward questions and getting straightforward answers without embarrassment.

What it’s NOT about. Compliance or just wheelchairs - our panelists aren’t regulators, they’re women with lived experience.

Simple changes can have big impacts on your customers, on your business, and your own sense of connection as you see the changes you make bring relief, ease of access and even joy to others.

Inclusive tourism is a priority in the T21 Visitor Economy Action Plan. Logical really when it’s a substantial, largely untapped market and people with disabilities travel at the same rate as everyone else. And, they often bring a support crew too!

Disability Voices Tasmania  (DVT) has been working to develop  a greater understanding of how operators and their businesses can become more inclusive and provide some tools to help them do that.

Join us and our DVT Panel, led Tamar Cordover with Ana Pike and Christine Wright, for an insightful discussion.

Got awkward questions? Yes, there can be some uncomfortable questions around this topic but straightforward answers are available. Simply add them to your booking email and we’ll include them in the discussion.

Date: Thursday 29 July
Cost: Free

REGISTER NOW: email  and include any questions or topics you'd like to discuss/learn more about.

Participants capped at 15 (or so) to allow for plenty of two-way dialogue.

Networking | Drinks and Canapés at the new Vibe Hotel

Join us for drinks, canapés and networking in the stunning Bruny Room of the new Vibe Hotel Hobart.

Hear about Vibe‚Äôs Tasmanian owners and their journey of hotel development and weaving the Tasmanian brand into the property. Side note ‚Äď one of the owners sounds like superwoman - she worked as a lawyer whilst working on the development, designing the entire interior herself and rolling out all of her own artwork throughout the hotel!

Date: Thursday 17 June
Time: 5 - 6.30pm
Venue: Vibe Hotel - 36 Argyle Street, Hobart
Cost: $20 for WITH members | $25 for non-with members

Price includes four canapés. Drinks can be purchased at the bar.

All are welcome to attend the event (yep, even the blokes!). If you would like to bring a friend or colleagues, please do so. WITH members receive a discounted event rate.

Respect at Work with Roz Taylor

Virtual Cuppa | Respect in the workplace with Roz Taylor

Our ‚ÄėVirtual Cuppas‚Äô are back!

Join us for our first our virtual ‚Äėlearn at lunch‚Äô edition with guest speaker, Roz Taylor from Respect at Work. Bring your lunch (and a cuppa) and settle in for an interesting and informative session about respect in the workplace, focusing on navigating the often-challenging dynamics of age and gender diversity at work. Have a pen and paper handy as Roz will be offering plenty of practical tips and strategies that we can implement right away.

Date: Wednesday 26 May
Time: 12 - 1pm
Venue: Virtual meeting via Zoom
Cost: Free

Registrations are capped at 15 as we keep these sessions small to allow for plenty of two-way dialogue.


Garden Party @ Grande Vue Private Hotel

You're invited to Grande Vue, Battery Point to wander the garden and peek inside a grand piece of Hobart's history.

What a gorgeous setting for raising a glass and mingling with like-minded women. Talk shop, talk roses, talk history and reconnect with industry colleagues.

Date: Thursday 18th February
Time: 5-7pm
Venue: Grand Vue Private Hotel, 8 Mona Street Battery Point
Cost: Members $40 | Non Members/guests $45
(includes canapes and a glass of sparkling on arrival - additional drinks available for purchase)


Christmas Celebration 2020

Christmas Celebrations + Scholarship presentations

After what can only be described as an extreme rollercoaster ride this year, let's raise a glass and see in the 2020 festive season together.

We'll also celebrate our three inspiring young scholarship winners with the presentation of their awards.

Date: Wednesday 9 December
Bright Eyes Cafe, Brooke St Pier
$20 which includes a glass of sparkling on arrival and savoury/sweet treats. Additional refreshments available to purchase at bar prices.)


2020 Leaders Breakfast - sunrise inspiration!

Join us face to face (yay!) for a dollop of inspiration on your delicious breakfast - set the alarm early because it will be worth it!

On the panel for our fourth Leaders Breakfast are another three impressive women:
- Emily Briffa, Founder/CEO Hamlet Inc, Hobart
- Rachel Power, Owner, Waterfalls Café and Gallery, Mt Field
- Megan Jerrard, Founder of Mapping Megan, Solo Female Travelers Club  & Online Group Success

Diverse backgrounds and perspectives will provide some wonderful shared experiences and insights in conversation with MC Mark Thomas (M&M Communications).
Read more about Emily, Rachel and Megan here

Date: Thursday 15th October
Time: 6.30am for 7.00am start (finish by 9am)
Venue: Crown Plaza, Liverpool Street, Hobart
Cost: $55.00 WITH Tas Members | $60.00 non-Members
Everyone welcome!

Or email us for EFT bank details.