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CBC November 2022 Luncheon

Date: Friday 25 November, 2022
Time: 11:45am-2:00pm
Venue: City Beach Function Centre
Speaker: Marlee Silva
Topic: Diversity, inclusion and hope
Dress: Professional Attire
RSVP: 17 November 2022


The author of ‘My Tidda, My Sister: Stories of strength and resilience from Australia’s first women’, Marlee is determined to utilise her storytelling skills to inspire people and create change. She uses her platform to advocate for the causes she is most passionate about, which has seen her named as a finalist in the Australian Human Rights Commission ‘Young People’s Human Rights Medal’ in 2019.

Marlee also volunteers for various charities and sits on the board of both ID. Know Yourself, an Aboriginal founded charity which provides support to Indigenous children living in out of home care, and youth suicide prevention non-profit, Cultural Choice Association, through which she has also developed and delivered mental health and wellbeing program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander high school students.

While she juggles an array of different roles at any given time, she is currently the host of Game Changers a podcast featuring inspiring female athletes, a sideline NRL/W commentator for ABC Sport and freelance writer for a range of media outlets.

Marlee will be speaking on “Diversity, inclusion and hope”

Members and guests welcome!
Members tickets are complimentary. Guests tickets are available for $132 each (inclusive of gst).


Please note that guests will need to comply with any health orders that may be laid out by the NSW Government at this time.

City Beach Function Centre
Contact Person
Debbie Gates
Street Address
1 Marine Drive, Wollongong
0411 205 063

Special Guests

Marlee Silva is a young Gamilaroi and Dunghutti woman based on Dharawal Country, south of Sydney. She is a published author, presenter and commentator with a particular passion for storytelling focused on First Nations people and community, sport and women’s issues.

Catholic Business Connections (CBC) is an opportunity for business women and men in our diocese (active and retired) who share common values, to network and engage with each other and leaders representing the diocese. CBC gathers four times a year for lunch and to listen to guest speakers chosen to inspire with their unique story and share how they relate their work and spiritual life experience to the context of living in a modern world.

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