Women in Print breakfasts selling out

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Next week’s Women in Print breakfast in Melbourne has already sold out, and other venues are getting close, prompting the organiser to encourage women to book up fast as sellouts are expected everywhere.

Big attendance: Susan Heaney, chair of Women in Print, was at the Brisbane event held today
Big attendance at Women in Peint: Susan Heaney, chair of the association, was at the Brisbane event held today

The breakfast series kicked off today in Brisbane and will be followed by Sydney tomorrow. It will then run in Adelaide next Thursday and Perth next Friday, before its final outing at the now soldout Melbourne event on 25 May. They are all arrive by 7.30am for an 8am start, apart from Perth, which is a 7am arrival for a 7.30am start.

The keynote for the 2021 breakfast series will be delivered by Steve Gamble from Wo/Man Anchor and Liz Whyte of Life Foundations. At each breakfast, Steve and Liz will explore mental health issues in Australia. Topics include: What is mental health, The flow of mental health, Stress, Distress and Crisis, Maladaptive and Adaptive Coping strategies, Positive and Negative thought process, and Self-Care.

The Brisbane event is at Incholm by Ovolo, in Sydney it is at Waterview at Bicentennial Park, Adelaide’s is at Jarmer’s Kitche, Perth is at Botanicals at Crown, while Melbourne is being held at Leonda by the Yarra.

When initial sales accelerated quickly after opening in mid-March, organisers and Victoria state Patron Kirsten Taylor moved quickly to negotiate with the Melbourne venue to accommodate a larger booking.

Showing no signs of slowing down through April, online sales were closed for Melbourne over the weekend, as demand quickly matched the increased venue capacity. A waiting list has been started as inquiries continued to come in via the Women in Print website. Women in Melbourne who wish to book a seat are encouraged to email hello@womeninprint.com.au with their details.

Kirsten Taylor, creative print director and co-owner ofTaylor’d Press and state Patron Victoria for Women in Print said, "The Women in Print community has really rallied around after such a difficult year and we are thrilled to announce the sellout breakfast in Melbourne.

“We are looking forward to a morning where we again get to network, show support and contribute to our mental wellbeing. Thank you to our supporters and sponsors who have enabled the breakfasts to go forward with great enthusiasm despite the challenges we have faced. I am very much looking forward to seeing the familiar faces and those that I've not yet met in our wider industry."

Kellie Northwood, chief executive officer, The Real Media Collective and secretariat of Women in Print said, “The Women in Print programme this year is focused on mental health and wellness, much needed after a difficult 2020, and women across our industry have responded to this need with ticket purchases. I cannot thank the supplier and sponsor partners who have supported the series this year, despite budgetary restrictions from Covid. They know how important it is to support Women in Print and such an important wellness focus this year.”

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