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Sydney Community Foundation’s Sydney Women’s Fund will pay tribute to a great Sydney fashion icon, enduring business woman and philanthropist, Carla Zampatti AC, OMRI at the MCA Harbourside Room on Tuesday August 14, 2018

Sydney Womens Fund thanks Westpac Ruby Connection for their ongoing support of this event.

Saluting Sydney Women 2018

Sydney Community Foundation & Sydney Women’s Fund each year celebrate a Sydney woman who has made a significant contribution to the advancement of women’s lives in this city and beyond.

In 2018 we will honour enduring business woman, fashion icon and philanthropist, Carla Zampatti AC, OMRI, at an elegant lunch-time event on Tuesday August 14.

“Fashion touches everybody every day. As a designer that’s what we contribute to the world.” 


 Carla Zampatti

Carla Zampatti will be in conversation with her friend and confidante, Sydney business woman Jillian Broadbent AO. Both women have served the Australian community through multiple roles as public company directors.

Guests will include leaders in business, politics, media, the arts, philanthropy, community and from the grassroots organisations that Sydney Women’s Fund supports.

Carla’s recent exclusive eyewear collaboration with national optical retailer Specsavers, delivers on Specsavers’ promise of making high-end fashion accessible, the collection has been designed with the woman at the centre.

“Westpac Ruby Connection has again generously partnered with Sydney Women’s Fund for this special celebration of the woman who designs the Westpac staff uniforms.”

In attendance, will be: Founding Patrons of the Sydney Women’s Fund, Lucy Brogden and Wendy McCarthy AO, Michael Lynch AO CBE, chair of Sydney Community Foundation, Georgina Byron, chair of Sydney Women’s Fund Advisory Council and members of the Council, including Marta Dusseldorp.

In previous years, Sydney Women’s Fund has saluted:

  • Ita Buttrose AO OBE (2017)
  • Wendy McCarthy AO (2016)
  • Elizabeth Evatt AO (2015)
  • Dame Professor Marie Bashir AD CVO (2014)

Tickets are selling fast. To register your interest in attending, please email paula.llavallol@sydneycommunityfoundation.org.au and one of our team will contact you to confirm your place and process payment.

Sponsorship opportunities:

Loredana.Fyffe@SydneyCommunityFoundation.org.au, 0422 090 734

Media enquiries: 
Caroline.Fonda@SydneyCommunityFoundation.org.au, 0431 747 031