Women Speakers

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award winner event host and MC

Cal Wilson came across the Tasman in 2003 and has gone on to become one of our most popular comedians, a perennial favourite on television shows such as Spicks and Specks, Good News Week, Thank God You’re Here, and more recently Have You Been Paying Attention? and Hughesy We Have a Problem. Areas of speciality include Women Speakers. Cal’s stand up shows are as engaging as they are hilarious, often bringing the audience’s stories to life alongside her own. In 2018, Cal was invited by Netflix to the Montreal Just for Laughs comedy festival in Montreal to record a Netflix Original Comedy Special which was released in early 2019. Cal was also in the writers’ rooms for the first two seasons of The Weekly with Charlie Pickering . In 2016, she landed one of her dream jobs as an ensemble cast member in Whose Line Is It Anyway? Australia alongside some of the country’s brightest improvisers.
  • Winner Best Newcomer Award – Melbourne International Comedy Festival (2001)
  • Winner Billy T Award (New Zealand 1996)
  • Stan: Lockdown Comedy Festival (MC
  • Episode 3 2020)
  • Network Ten: Hughesy We Have A Problem (Guest Panelist 2018-2020)
  • Netflix: Comedians Of The World (Stand Up Special 2019)
  • TV3 NZ: 7 Days (Regular Guest 2011-2019)
  • Network Ten: Celebrity Name Game (Guest Panelist 2019)
  • ABC TV: Whovians (Guest Panelist 2018-2020)
  • Network Ten: Have You Been Paying Attention? (Regular guest 2014-2017)

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event host and MC

The gorgeous Charli Robinson co-hosts the hilarious Gold Coast SeaFM breakfast show alongside Galey and Ross. With over 10 years’ media experience she also reports on Scoopla across the 40 radio stations on the Today Network. Charli hosts three television updates each weekday on Southern Cross Ten, One and Eleven. Areas of speciality include Women Speakers. 2008 marked a big year for the star with her departure from popular kids show ‘Hi 5’. The internationally acclaimed children’s group aired in over 83 countries and sold more than 900,000 records. Charli has won 5 ARIA Awards, 3 Logie Awards and a Helpman Award for her work on Hi-5.
  • SeaFM (Radio)
  • Hi-5

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Ciel is recognised as one of the hottest female comics to have emerged from Sydney’s comedy scene and her career trajectory has firmly established her versatility in writing, presenting and performing. Areas of speciality include Women Speakers. From her stand-up comedy beginnings Ciel was rapidly employed as a key writer for the Nine Network’s Australia’s Funniest Home Videos from 2001-2005, a position she enjoyed and which enabled her to refine her TV writing skills. This led to Ciel securing a key hosting position with Australia’s largest broadcaster Southern Cross Austereo on Sea FM Central Coast Radio’s Breakfast Show for eight years. As Breakfast Host for this market leading show, Ciel wrote and presented celebrity gossip, general social commentary and show content, comedy sketches, song parodies, social media – generating fresh, topical content on a daily basis for almost a decade.
  • Sea FM Radio
  • Triple M Radio
  • Today FM Radio

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Dani Venn is a Melbourne based cook, lover of all things food and mumma to two gorgeous kids, Harlow (5) and Oscar (2). Areas of speciality include Women Speakers. As a self-taught cook, Dani loves nothing more than spending time in the kitchen with her kids, preparing nourishing meals using fresh, wholesome ingredients.

  • Masterchef Australian (TV Program)
  • Weekend Feast (TV Program)
  • Nova (Radio)
  • Intrepid Travel

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   author event host and MC

Since being discovered performing stand-up in a dingy Collingwood pub some time in the early 2000’s, the warm and vibrant Jo Stanley has risen to become a household name—and for good reason! Areas of speciality include Women Speakers. Born and raised in Melbourne, Jo Stanley rose to fame in 2003 as one half of The Matt & Jo Show, the hilarious and heartwarming breakfast radio duo on Fox FM. Together with funnyman Matt Tilley, Jo enjoyed 10 successful years of breakfast radio—at their peak, the duo was the most listened-to radio show in the country, with a whopping 6 years at Number 1.

Famous for their banter and warm authenticity, the pair interviewed some of the world’s biggest names, crossed live to some of the world’s most critical moments in history, and regularly made stars out of every day listeners by facilitating the sharing of their stories. At the end of 2013, after a hugely successful decade on air, The Matt & Jo Show bid a fond farewell to their listeners.

  • Network Ten
  • The Project (TV Program)
  • The Circle (TV Program)
  • The Matt and Jo Show (Radio Program)
  • Fox FM
  • Today's Hit Network

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award winner    author

Judith Lucy started performing stand-up comedy thirty years ago, and since then all her shows have been utterly, achingly, ‘provide warnings to asthmatics’ funny. Areas of speciality include Women Speakers. Judith is a best-selling, award winning stand-up comedian, selling out huge venues across the country, playing theatres in big cities and across the regions. Rivetingly honest, with a Gatling gun gag rate, no one sees just one Judith Lucy show.
  • Winner Melbourne International Comedy Festival People’s Choice Award
  • Disappointments with Judith Lucy and Denise Scott (Shared award with Wil Anderson) (2017)
  • Winner Helpmann Award – Best Comedy Performer
  • Ask No Questions Of The Moth (2015)
  • Australian Book Industry Awards – Biography of The Year for “The Lucy Family Alphabet” (2009)
  • The Age Critics Award
  • Melbourne International Comedy Festival – I Failed (2006)
  • The Weekly with Charlie Pickering - ABC TV
  • How To Stay Married - Network TEN
  • Hughes We Have A Problem - Network TEN
  • Home Delivery with Julia Zemiro - ABC TV

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Julie Goodwin is one of the nation’s favourite home cooks. In 2009, a record-breaking 4 million Australians tuned in to watch her become the first-ever winner of ‘MasterChef’. Areas of speciality include Women Speakers. Viewers loved her honesty, sense of humour and humble cooking style, and when her first cookbook, Our Family Table, was published, she became one of Australia’s best-selling authors; her book held the number one slot in the book charts for over 10 weeks. Julie’s family-focused style of cooking and ‘mum next door’ persona made has turned her passion into a hugely successful career.

A native Sydneysider, Julie’s first career was as a youth worker. She spent many years presenting workshops in schools across Australia before working at a juvenile detention centre on Sydney’s Central Coast. After having three boys in quick succession, Julie and her husband Michael started their own IT Company, which they built into a success through hard work and determination.

  • I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here - Network 10 2015
  • Today - Channel 9 2010-2014
  • Masterchef Allstars - Network 10 2012
  • Home Cooked! With Julie Goodwin 2010
  • MasterChef Australia Series 1 2009
  • McGrath Foundation
  • Oxfam

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Kate has loved cooking for almost as long as she can remember! Growing up she loved helping her Nanna to crumb lamb cutlets, she invited her parents to her 'restaurant' in their dining room and her chosen work experience at age fifteen was in the kitchen of a fine dining restaurant. Little did she know then that one day she would take out the title of Masterchef 2011! Areas of speciality include Women Speakers. Since winning the hit television competition Kate has written her first cookbook The Sweet Life, and countless other recipes for food festivals, magazine publications, cooking demonstrations around the country and corporate advertising campaigns.

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event host and MC

At school Kitty was a tiny, stick like child with very large front teeth and fuzzy hair. Areas of speciality include Women Speakers. An acutely shy teenager, she spent her adolescent years staying in on Saturday nights watching Eight is Enough and Magnum P.I. She also played tennis, a sport well known for retarding social development. There’s a reason tennis players are rarely involved in scandals, they are essentially rather dull and for the most part, they don’t even know how to talk to the opposite sex.
  • Full Frontal (TV Program)
  • Good News Week (TV Program)
  • The Project (TV Program)
  • Network Ten
  • Delta Therapy Dogs

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event host and MC

Julia Morris is one of Australia’s most accomplished and celebrated performers. A quadruple threat, Julia has seamlessly moved between the stage and the screen for over 34 years. Areas of speciality include Women Speakers. Julia first appeared on Aussie TV at 17, singing on the talent show New Faces. By the mid-nineties Julia was a household name as a headlining stand-up and actor, with starring roles in comedy sketch favourite Full Frontal, nighttime talk show In Melbourne Tonight and comedy panel show, Beauty and the Beast. Julia also starred in the Melbourne run of the hit Broadway musical ‘I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change!’