Upcoming events

    • 24 May 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (UTC+09:30)
    • Stamford Plaza Adelaide

    behind closed doors is launching a Financial Education for Women (FEW) program in July 2019 with Financial Coaches Marissa Schulze, Karen Eley and Andrea Michaels.

    FEW aims to help build the financial capability of women to ensure greater economic security for both women and their families, now and into the future. Greater financial capability, including financial literacy, has a direct link with boosting women's economic participation, including building women's retirement incomes and savings.

    Join us for a fun afternoon of high tea in the Crystal Room as we launch the program, introduce our financial coaches and provide an opportunity for you to network with like-minded business women as you learn more about the BCD Financial Education for Women program that can change your life.

    Friday May 24, 2019 
    2pm - 4pm
    Stamford Plaza Adelaide - Crystal Room
    150  North Tce, Adelaide

    Cost: $39.00 (plus GST+ Booking Fee)

    Numbers are limited, register today.

    Non-Refundable after May 17, 2019.

    Tickets available on eventbrite 

    • 28 May 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM (EDT)
    • Australian Institute of Management, Sydney

    Sydney ConnexionsDonny Walford, Managing Director, behind closed doors, together with Australian Institute of Management, have great pleasure in inviting you to a Business Women’s Connexions Networking Evening.

    Our Guest Speakers for May will be Catherine van der Veen and Lucy Foster who share the CEO role at Generation Life, a first for an Australian Financial Services organisation. 

    Tuesday May 28,  5:30 - 7:30pm

    AIM Sydney

    Prior to joining Generation Life as joint CEO's, Catherine and Lucy were joint General Manager's of Strategic Projects for the Wealth Management arm of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, a successful job-share partnership.

    Lucy and Catherine are strong and active advocates of flexible working, having held multiple senior job share roles in their career.  Part of a community of Executive job-sharers in Australia and the UK, they support and mentor talented individuals looking to work flexibly. 

    Join us as Catherine and Lucy share with us their career journey, meet the team from behind closed doors and network with wine and canapés amongst supportive business women.

    Tuesday May 28, 2019

    5.30pm – 7.30pm 
    Australian Institute of Management
    7 Macquarie Place, Sydney

    Register now!

    This special event is offered free to members. Please register your attendance on eventbrite. 

    Guests are invited to attend one complimentary Connexions event.

    Sydney Connexions membership is available at $149 plus GST per annum.

    https://behindcloseddoors.com/connexions-membership/


    • 29 May 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Sir Stamford Circular Quay

    Yaminibehind closed doors have great pleasure to announce Yamini Naidu, business storyteller and humourist, will be in Sydney for one day only this May to deliver two of her renowned leadership workshops. "Lead with Humour" and "Hooked, How Leaders Connect, Engage and Inspire with Storytelling".

    Workshop 1: Leading with Humour : 9:30am - 12pm

    This master class will explore using humour to succeed in business, by getting people hooked on you and your messages. Dramatically increase your ability to influence by learning how to use humour to connect, engage and inspire for unprecedented personal and business success. Even if you think you are not funny!

    In this practical, commercially savvy master class we will work with you to:

    • Demonstrate how and why humour in business works
    • Identify clear business purposes for humour
    • Use skills of copying, curating and crafting humour
    • Construct and share business based humour
    • Explore immediate applications of humour in your work context

    YOUR INVESTMENT

    Lead with Humour 9:30am - 12pm: BCD Members $179 Non Members $199

    Storytelling 1pm - 3:30pm: BCD Members $179 Non Members $199

    BOOK BOTH WORKSHOPS AND A NETWORKING LUNCH WILL BE INCLUDED

    All Costs + GST and Booking Fee

    • Workshops available to both male and female participants.
    • Morning and afternoon tea provided.
    • Networking Lunch Included when enrolling in both workshops.  
    Register at eventbrite by clicking here.



    • 29 May 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Sir Stamford Circular Quay

    Yaminibehind closed doors have great pleasure to announce Yamini Naidu, business storyteller and humourist, will be in Sydney for one day only this May to deliver two of her renowned leadership workshops. "Lead with Humour" and "Hooked, How Leaders Connect, Engage and Inspire with Storytelling".

    Workshop 2: Storytelling: 1pm - 3:30pm

    Stories and storytelling can inspire, influence, motivate and engage people where logic and bullet points may not. Think of your own experience. Isn’t it always the story, the anecdote, the example that you remember long after the event?

    Business storytelling is storytelling with a purpose and for results. Whatever it is you are trying to do in business - whether you are leading people, managing change, influencing the board or building your career, storytelling can help you do it better...that's a guarantee

    In an informative, fun and inspiring session, Yamini Naidu a global thought leader in storytelling will help you:

    • Discover business storytelling - a hot emerging business skill
    • Explore the use of storytelling as an influence tool
    • Identify applications for storytelling within your business.

    Yamini Naidu is rated among the top 3 business storytellers globally and is the world’s only economist turned business storyteller. Best selling author, master facilitator and keynote speaker she works with leaders helping them shift from spreadsheets to stories.

    Further details available at www.yamininaidu.com.au

    YOUR INVESTMENT

    Lead with Humour 9:30am - 12pm: BCD Members $179 Non Members $199

    Storytelling 1pm - 3:30pm: BCD Members $179 Non Members $199

    BOOK BOTH WORKSHOPS AND A NETWORKING LUNCH WILL BE INCLUDED

    All Costs + GST and Booking Fee

    • Workshops available to both male and female participants.
    • Morning and afternoon tea provided.
    • Networking Lunch Included when enrolling in both workshops.  
    Register at eventbrite by clicking here.



    • 18 Jul 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM (EDT)
    • Australian Institute of Management, Melbourne

    Mike RollsDonny Walford, Managing Director behind closed doors, together with Australian Institute of Management, have great pleasure in inviting you to a Business Women’s Connexions Networking Evening.

    Our Guest Speaker for July will be Mike Rolls, Author of "Ditch the Dead Weight", Resillience Expert and Trauma Coach who will present:

    How to Stand Tall Through Adversity

    Thursday July  18 5:30 - 7:30pm
    AIM Melbourne

    Mike’s expertise is in resilience. He is passionate about helping people to Stand Tall through Challenge and Change.

    In September 2001, at the age of 18, Mike’s life changed forever. He contracted one of the deadliest diseases on the planet. A lethal, fast acting and brutal infection left him with horrific internal and external injuries, including multiple amputations.

    Mike’s journey back to health was aided by a positive outlook, an adaptive mindset and a conscious decision to embrace challenge and change.Mike combines raw, real life adversity, with extensive research on the topic of resilience to create presentations and programs that challenge, educate, entertain, and inspire!

    Hear from an amazing guest speaker, meet the team from behind closed doors and network with fellow supportive and inspirational Melbourne businesswomen.

    Thursday July 18, 2019

    5.30pm – 7.30pm 
    Australian Institute of Management
    Level 20, 380-390 La Trobe Street, Melbourne

    This special event is offered at no cost to members and guests. Canapés and drinks will be provided.  Numbers are limited please RSVP by Friday July 12.

    To register, please visit Eventbrite.

    This event is proudly supported by the Australian Institute of Management.

    • 26 Jul 2019
    • 6:00 PM
    • George's on Waymouth
    Register

    You Are Invited

    Executive Group 1 Dinner

    Donny Walford would be delighted if you would join her at an Executive Group 1 Dinner for current and Alumni members. 

    Where: George's 20 Waymouth Street, Adelaide

    When: Friday 26 July 2019

    Time: 6pm 

    Cost: $120 + GST

    Includes: 2 course dinner, wine tea/coffee

    RSVP: Please advise asap if you are not able to attend.

    *Please note this is an invitation only event - invitations are not transferrable.

    Non Refundable after 19 July 2019.

    • 30 Jul 2019
    • 6:00 PM
    • Chianti
    Register

    You Are Invited

    Executive Business Leaders Dinner

    Steven MarshallDonny Walford, Managing Director Bottomline and behind closed doors, would be delighted if you would join her at an exclusive Business Leaders Dinner with dinner guest, Premier Steven Marshall.

    Where: Chianti Private Room, 160 Hutt Street Adelaide

    When: Tuesday 30 July 2019

    Time: 6pm for a 6:30pm seated

    Includes: 2 course dinner, wine tea/coffee

    RSVP: Please advise asap if you are not able to attend.

    *Please note this is an invitation only event - invitations are not transferrable.

    Numbers are limited to a maximum 20 attendees.

Past events

10 May 2019 Workshop: Presenting to Camera for Social Media Video
9 May 2019 Adelaide Lunch and Learn with Kathy Rhodes May 9
2 May 2019 By Invitation Only - Executive Business Leaders Dinner
2 Apr 2019 Adelaide Connexions: Guest Speaker Sandy Verschoor
28 Mar 2019 CEDA - SA Women and Leadership Series Launch
21 Mar 2019 Perth Connexions: Guest Speaker Kate Lamont
21 Mar 2019 Perth Lunch and Learn with Heather Warner
7 Mar 2019 Invitation Only Fringe Event 2019
20 Feb 2019 Melbourne Connexions: Guest Speaker John Harnden
20 Feb 2019 Melbourne Lunch and Learn with Bonnie Power
11 Dec 2018 Melbourne Connexions: Guest Speaker Michele Levine
29 Nov 2018 Perth Connexions: Guest Speaker Sue Murphy
29 Nov 2018 Perth Lunch and Learn with Gaye McMatch Nov 29
22 Nov 2018 Adelaide Connexions: Guest Speaker Linda Fellows
15 Nov 2018 Paracombe Wines Networking Dinner
8 Nov 2018 Sydney Connexions on the Harbour
8 Nov 2018 Sydney Lunch and Learn with Tania Watson
12 Oct 2018 Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham's Annual Business Lunch
2 Oct 2018 Adelaide Lunch and Learn with Vesna Cavic October 2
27 Sep 2018 Adelaide Connexions: Guest Speaker Hon Vickie Chapman MP
11 Sep 2018 Sydney Connexions: Guest Speaker Libby Lyons
11 Sep 2018 Sydney Lunch and Learn with Kathryn Sforcina
7 Sep 2018 Be Connected Day 2018
6 Sep 2018 Adelaide Storytelling Workshop Sept 6
6 Sep 2018 Adelaide Leading with Humour Workshop Sept 6
14 Aug 2018 Adelaide Lunch and Learn with Sheree Sullivan August 14
19 Jul 2018 behind closed doors, 10th Birthday Party
17 Jul 2018 Perth Lunch and Learn with Deanne Carter July 17
28 Jun 2018 Melbourne Connexions: Guest Speaker Carly Findlay
28 Jun 2018 Melbourne Lunch and Learn with Yamini Naidu
20 Jun 2018 Adelaide Introduction to Behind Closed Doors
19 Jun 2018 Adelaide Connexions: Guest Speaker Hon Peter Malinauskas MP
18 May 2018 Sydney Lunch and Learn with Donny Walford
17 May 2018 Sydney Connexions: Guest Speaker Emily Kucukalic
11 May 2018 Adelaide Lunch and Learn with Tracy Maxted May 11 2018
19 Apr 2018 Adelaide Connexions: Guest Speaker Kelly Jamieson
19 Apr 2018 Adelaide Introduction to Behind Closed Doors
18 Apr 2018 Adelaide Introduction to Behind Closed Doors
27 Mar 2018 Perth Member and Invited Guests Networking Evening
27 Mar 2018 Perth Lunch and Learn with Donny Walford
1 Mar 2018 Adelaide Come and Try Kundalini Yoga with Alexandra Laws
20 Feb 2018 Melbourne Connexions: Guest Speaker Prof Anne Lytle
16 Feb 2018 Adelaide Introduction to Behind Closed Doors

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