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Generation Women celebrates and amplifies women’s voices and creativity. Each month, six women of note read an original piece on a theme. Of those women, one is in her 20s, her 30s, her 40s, her 50s, her 60s, and her 70s+. Our diverse line-ups will make you laugh, cry, and think. Generation Women is a unique, intimate literary salon that brings together women of all ages.

NEXT SHOW: March 28th 2019

THEME: Nevertheless, She Persisted

This month we spotlight stories of persistence in the face of resistance. Think the personal and the political. Think a persistence that paid off (or didn’t) or a comic look at a persistence that perhaps shouldn’t have been undertaken. This month on International Women’s Day, we celebrate the courage and persistence of women across the globe. Next show we explore the passions, obsession, and beliefs that merited efforts, sacrifices, and dogged pursuit. All extraordinary women persist.

Team 20s: Victoria Anthony is a well known Oxford Street DJ, showgirl and Trans Glamoré hostess who is living her life happily and fabulously as a proud transgender woman in Sydney.

Team 30s: Edwina Trenchard-Smith is a diversity and inclusion enthusiast and has worked within/consulted to several ASX top 100 companies on inclusion and more. As a mother of two she tries to practise what she preaches and hopes to change the world, one person at a time.

Team 40s: Melanie Notaras is a storyteller, mum, children’s author and founder of My School Adventure, customised adventure novels for schools. One of her best writing moments was winning the Sydney Writers Festival’s ‘Tell A Story To Stay Alive’ competition in 2001 with her 9 minute rhyming story ‘The Big Cheese’.

Team 50s: Monika Tu is Founder and Director of the Black Diamondz Group. As a multiple award-winning agent Monika is highly regarded as Sydney’s number one real estate agent for luxury properties and a leading industry expert on the future of Australian luxury real estate. Monika is an Honorary Ambassador for MCA, a top fundraiser for Vinnie’s 2018 CEO Sleepout and is also an ambassador for BMW Australia and FOMA.

Team 60s: Kiran Shah was born and raised in Singapore and has a varied career as a social worker and early childhood educator who’s lived and worked in the U.S., Japan and Sri Lanka. She became a professional storyteller 20 years ago, performing to all age groups and conducting workshops to teach others to tell stories. She reckons she has the best job in the world as she gets to travel and meet wonderful people. She has attended storytelling festivals in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, India and Iran. When she’s not storytelling, she enjoys growing vegetables and herbs in her garden in the Blue Mountains, a place she now calls home.

Team 70s: Eileen Pittaway has dedicated her life to the prevention of and response to the rape, sexual abuse and gender-based violence experienced by refugee women, both overseas, and following resettlement to Australia. Over the past thirty years, she has conducted research, provided training to refugees, UN and NGO staff in refugee camps and urban settings. She has acted as technical advisor to a number of projects, and evaluated humanitarian and development projects in 18 countries. In 2001 Eileen was awarded a Human Rights Medal by the Australian Human Rights and Equal Opportunities Commission for her work with Refugee Women and Children. In 2005 she received a NSW Premiers Award for services to Refugee Education. In 2011, on the centenary of International Women’s Day, she was named one of the hundred women who have shaped Australia. In 2012 she was made a Member of the Order of Australia for her work with refugee women and girls. She is now working on a project to implement gender aspects of that Compact in Bangladesh, Burma, Thailand, Malaysia and Australia.

Hosted by Dr. Elaine Laforteza


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  • 28 Mar: Generation Women
    28 March 2019
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • 18 Apr: Generation Women
    18 April 2019
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • 23 May: Generation Women
    23 May 2019
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • 20 June: Generation Women
    20 June 2019
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm



199 Cleveland Street, Redfern, Sydney, 2016, Australia

Generation Women
28 Mar: Generation Women (7PM) - Adult $30.00
28 Mar: Generation Women (7PM) - Concession $25.00
28 Mar: Generation Women (7PM) - Group Booking 8+ $25.00
18 Apr: Generation Women (7PM) - Adult $30.00
18 Apr: Generation Women (7PM) - Concession $25.00
18 Apr: Generation Women (7PM) - Group Booking 8+ $25.00
23 May: Generation Women (7PM) - Adult $30.00
23 May: Generation Women (7PM) - Concession $25.00
23 May: Generation Women (7PM) - Group Booking 8+ $25.00
20 June: Generation Women (7PM) - Adult $30.00
20 June: Generation Women (7PM) - Concession $25.00
20 June: Generation Women (7PM) - Group Booking 8+ $25.00
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