Melbourne Museum

Connecting Lawyer Mums in collaboration with GWBC present:

Success and Happiness: in Life, Careers and Business

Welcome to a fun and inspirational evening with the opportunity to extend your networks beyond your profession and social circles and foster your ambitions and achieve your dreams


Lawyers earn 5 CPD points (two points for practice management and business skills; two points for professional skills; one point for ethics).

Each ticket includes unlimited refreshments, a two-course fine dining meal, petit fours by renowned chef Pierrick Boyer, a Carla Zampatti Summer 2023 fashion show and 20 premium panellists from the law, business, arts, sport, media, fashion and leadership discussing:



Lauren Cassimatis

CLM Founder

The widely-acclaimed organisation Connecting Lawyer Mums (CLM) was founded in 2018 by Lauren Cassimatis, Accredited Criminal Law Specialist and Founder of leading law firm, Gallant Law. CLM is now run by a collaborative committee of 10 passionate women, including some of Australia’s preeminent criminal, family and commercial law barristers and solicitors

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Merrin Schnabel

gwbc founder

Merrin is a mum of two beautiful young boys, Lifestyle and Social Media Influencer, Stylist, Brand Ambassador, Presenter, Content Creator, Speaker, and Mindset, Life, and Business Coach. She has worked with well-renowned brands such as Mercedez Benz, YSL, and Mecca to name a few. Merrin has always been an advocate of women supporting women and is passionate about helping female entrepreneurs scale their businesses.

From the legal world:

Justin Hannebery KC, Preeminent barrister and former Victorian County Court Judge


Her Honour Cecily Hollingworth, Magistrate of Victoria


Nyadol Nyuon OAM, Australian lawyer and human rights advocate


Karen Finch, CEO and Founder, Legally Yours


Fiona Turner, College of Law Executive Director


Perpetua Kish, Principal and co-founder, Balance Family Law


Midja Fisher, The Legal Leadership Project, Founder and CEO


Eleni Psillakis, Success Works Manager, supporting female former-prisoners

From the business, sports, arts, leadership, media and fashion world:

Keiren Perkins OAM, Olympic gold medallist and CEO of Australian Sports Commission


Kellie Hush, former Harpers Bazaar editor and The Volte creative director


Rhoda Roberts AO, Journalist, Broadcaster and Head of Indigenous Programming, Sydney Opera House


Sophie Cachia, CEO of SHAW, multimedia company and Co-founder of CACHIA sleepwear


Colleen Callander, Former Sportsgirl CEO and Foudner of Mentor Me


Olivia Molly Rogers, Miss Universe Australia, Mental Health Advocate


Maree Sortino, The Social Secret

Davina Manuel, Holistic Wellness and TV personality


Alana Digby, Director and co-founder of ALK swimwear label


Carla Zampatti (PLATINUM)


Legally Yours (GOLD)


College of Law (GOLD)


Reverie Patisserie by Pierrick Boyer


Coaching Advocates 

Proceeds donated to St Kilda Mums and Success Works