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The National Events Industry Networking Group for Senior Corporate Event Managers

The Influential Women in Events & Marketing (IWEM) networking group provides a motivating environment for professional women in the Events industry to make authentic connections, support each other, share experiences, and achieve personal and professional goals.

We’re often asked how our group came about… it started with a question in May 2016 – ‘Why can’t we find a networking group for event management peers?’

We really wanted to have more meaningful conversations that cut through the small talk and led to deeper connections – a safe space, where we could confide in each other, share knowledge, career opportunities, frustrations or a good laugh.

We started with five members, and we currently have close to 400… it’s obvious we weren’t the only women looking for a powerful network.

About us

Meet Shelley and Susan, passionate connectors and founders of Influential Women in Events & Marketing


Access exclusive Invitations to Events and Famils for networking; view our Jobs Board and access special offers from our Partners in our private, Members-Only Portal.


Meet the industry partners we endorse and find out how their services can help you with your events.

Upcoming events

We are busy planning our next Influential Women event. Please check back here soon!

Don’t just take our word for it…

It’s not just us who believe there’s value in good people coming together.
Read some comments from our members:

Great opportunity to connect

How many times do you think, if only I could share my story with someone who has the similar expertise and encounters similar challenges? Joining this unique group as a member, is a great opportunity to connect with industry peers and like-minded women often in a relaxed and special environment.

Partnerships Executive
The Walkley Foundation for Journalism

Ideal for any in-house event manager

The Influential Women in Events & Marketing network is ideal for any in-house event manager to feel connected to like minded people and enables us to seek and share ideas, contemplate issues and find out regular industry updates and practices. Thank you Susan and Shelley for creating this forum to enable us to make genuine connections, also backed up by the excellent networking functions you put on.

Event and Production Manager (ex. Westpac)

The networking is invaluable

Susan and Shelley bring together an amazing group of women who have years of knowledge and wisdom they are willing to share.  The networking is invaluable and I always come away having learnt something new and feeling inspired. Couple that with fabulous venues and you have the perfect event every time.

Manager, Licensee Events

Join our network

Would you like to have access to generous, like-minded women, with a passion for connection, career and empowerment? Join our network and be invited to intimate events, held at elegant venues in Sydney | Melbourne | Brisbane | Auckland and expand your horizons