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Outstanding Women Series with Julia Gillard

Friday, June 20, 2014

The Australian Institute of Management has reunited with Australia’s most prominent female politician with confirmation the nation’s first female Prime Minister will be the final speaker of the 2014 Outstanding Women Series.

Julia Gillard, the 27th Australian Prime Minister and former leader of the Australian Labor Party will present to the Institute’s guests in Melbourne on Friday 14 November.

Now in its 20th year, the Outstanding Women Series has featured some of Australia’s most prominent women since former Victorian Premier Joan Kirner spoke at its inception in 1995.

Ms Gillard will be the 100th speaker in the series when she presents in November, her second Series’ appearance since her debut in 2006 when she was Deputy Leader of The Opposition.

Sworn into Australia’s highest office on Thursday 24 June, 2010, Ms Gillard served as the nation’s leader until June 2013.

She achieved many milestones during her tenure including strengthening Australia’s alliance with the United States, securing stronger architecture for the relationship with China, upgrading Australia’s ties with India and deepening ties with Japan, Indonesia and South Korea.

AIM Chief Executive Officer Daniel Musson FAIM said he was delighted to announce Ms Gillard’s appearance at one of the Institute’s most time-honoured women’s events.

“AIM is thrilled to have the first female Prime Minister speak to our Fellows, Members and guests,” Mr Musson said. “Ms Gillard has been a shining example to young ladies and women across Australia and this event is a major part of AIM’s commitment to the development of women at all stages of their careers.

“AIM celebrates the achievements of women through events like the Outstanding Women Series and International Women’s Day events in Brisbane and Gladstone.”

Other leading ladies to have presented at the Outstanding Women Series event include journalist turned politician Maxine McKew, former Victorian Police Commissioner Christine Nixon, Olympian turned commentator Nicole Livingstone and humanitarian worker Moira Kelly.

"We are very excited to announce that due to an overwhelming demand, we have changed the location of this event to Peninsula at Docklands. This new venue has a larger capacity allowing us to cater for you and your colleagues," Mr Musson said.

Important information for all event attendees:

Traditionally the Outstanding Women Series has been held at the RACV Club, however we have had an overwhelming demand for this event which has required us to change to a larger venue to accommodate all attendees.

The event will now be held at:

The Peninsula
Shed 14, Central Pier
161 Harbour Esplanade
Docklands VIC 3008

Please note that tickets are not required for entry to this event. However upon entry to the venue you will be required to check-in at the registration desk where you will be provided a name badge and your allocated table number for the morning.

The below shows a map of Docklands outlining the venue and also car parking in the immediate area.

Getting to the venue


Central Pier operate a valet car service from 4pm, 7 days a week. $20 per car Monday to Thursday and $30 per car on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Self parking on Central Pier is available during the day, 7 days a week with patrons out by 4:00pm for a fee of $12 per car.

In the evenings, guests visiting our event venues, restaurant and bars and wishing to self park, should proceed to Etihad Stadium. Car park rate of $12 per car on non Etihad event days apply (after 5pm). Your Central Pier contact can arrange pre-purchased tickets for you if required.

For Etihad event days, contact your Central Pier venue contact who can arrange pre purchased car park vouchers for you at a discounted rate of $15 per car.


Etihad Stadium - enter Car park D&E via Latrobe Street

Waterfront City, Docklands Drive
NewQuay, Docklands Drive
Watergate, corner Batman's Hill Drive and Bourke Street
700 Collins Street
800 Bourke Street
Digital Harbour, Latrobe Street


By Car
It’s easy to drive to Docklands via the many roads leading into the area. Make your way to Harbour Esplanade. Travelling South down Harbour Esplanade from Latrobe Street you will approach large palms and notice Channel 7 on the left hand side. Ensure you are in your right hand lane and make a right hand u turn over the centre island. Quickly move into the left hand lane, turning left over the tram causeway and into the main entrance between Shed 9 and 14.Security will direct you from this point.

From Bourke Street travelling North, ensure you are in the left hand lane and make a left turn before the palm, over the tram causewau and into the main entrance between Shed 9 and 14.
Security will direct you from this point.

By Tram
Catch the free City Circle Tram to docklands or take one of the following city trams:
No. 30 via La Trobe Street
No. 31 via Collins Street
No. 48 & No. 70 via Flinders Street
No. 86 via Bourke Street

By Train
Southern Cross Station (formerly Spencer Street Station) is Melbourne’s main rail interchange for suburban, regional, and interstate trans and is located right on Docklands’ doorstep. At Southern Cross Station, exit at the northern end to walk over the Bourke Street Pedestrian Bridge to Harbour Esplanade. Alternatively, exit the station on the corner of Spencer and Collins Streets, and walk over the Collins Street Bridge to Docklands Park.