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Creativity & Leadership: female leaders of the future event

16 August 2017 | Alumni Insights


Earlier in the year we invited CEO and founder of Mecca Brands, Jo Horgan, and Co-founder of Net-a-Porter, Megan Quinn, to talk to our alumni on Creativity and Leadership and how important both have been in driving the success they are known for today.

On April 26th, Herbert Smith Freehills partnered with Bank of Melbourne to entertain more than 100 of our valued alumni, clients and staff at the National Gallery of Victoria’s Garden Restaurant for an event on Creativity and Leadership.

In a first for the alumni team, this event was created for our next generation of female leaders to provide a platform for them to feel empowered, inspired and to connect with other like-minded, influential individuals.





The main attraction to the event was the speakers and panel discussion that featured during the lunch.  Guests experienced the rare opportunity to hear from Jo Horgan, CEO and Founder of Mecca Brands, and Megan Quinn, Co-Founder of Net-a-Porter, on creativity and leadership and how they have helped drive the success both women are widely recognised for around the world.

Jane Hodder, our global diversity partner, hosted the event on behalf of Herbert Smith Freehills and took this opportunity to highlight our Diversity and Inclusion priorities for our firm.

Proudly, this event was a great success and we were grateful for all the feedback we received – with many of you declaring it was wonderful to be inspired beyond the law.  Through creating a buzz on social media we had people writing to ask if they could purchase tickets to attend the event – a testament to a great panel of women.

We are looking to share with you the next event as part of what we plan to be a much bigger series, spanning more than one state.  Watch this space.