Events

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!

 

PAST EVENTS

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 info@withtas.com 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

Images showing inclusive tourism examples

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
Time:
11am
Cost: Free

REGISTER NOW: email cuppa@withtas.com  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’s Tasmanian owners and their journey of hotel development and weaving the Tasmanian brand into the property. Side note – 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.

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR TICKET >
Respect at Work with Roz Taylor

Virtual Cuppa | Respect in the workplace with Roz Taylor

Our ‘Virtual Cuppas’ are back!

Join us for our first our virtual ‘learn at lunch’ 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
Time:
5.30-7.00pm
Venue:
Bright Eyes Cafe, Brooke St Pier
Cost:
$20 which includes a glass of sparkling on arrival and savoury/sweet treats. Additional refreshments available to purchase at bar prices.)

 

WITH Tas 2020 Leaders Breakfast

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 info@withtas.com for EFT bank details.