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8 Mar 2018 | 10.00am - 2.30pm

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Join us for a comprehensive day of empowering discussion and professional advocacy by leading industry figures from Western Sydney. Topical panels will be presented by women in the areas of Music, Arts, Business and Politics.

Each session will be followed by Q&As, with lunchtime performances and food provided.


  • Yarmila Alfonzetti
Yarmila Alfonzetti has recently stepped down from her role as Chief Executive Officer of Sydney Youth Orchestras to take up the new position of Executive Director, State Opera of South Australia. Formerly Head of External Relations for the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, and prior to that Head of Classical Music at Sydney Opera House, Yarmila specialises in the management of classical music business and the programming of international orchestras, new music and chamber music. Her annual chamber music program, the Utzon Music Series for Sydney Opera House, is now in its 11th year. Yarmila is also the Classical Music Associate for the Perth International Arts Festival programming a broad range of international and local musicians each year.
Yarmila sits on the Helpmann Classical & Opera Panel, the ACO Peer Review Panel and the Board of the MARCS Institute of Brain Development at Western Sydney University. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Musicology (Hons), and a Masters of Project Management from the University of Sydney. When she is not listening to music, thinking about music or talking about music, Yarmila likes to argue with her three acerbic adult daughters and practice yoga.
  • Amelia Jenner
Amelia Jenner is FBi Radio’s new Music Director and the third to be appointed since the station launched in 2003. Now in its 15th year F Bi Radio is an independent youth broadcaster dedicated to the music, arts & culture of Sydney. Playing 50% Australian music, with half of that from Sydney.
As Music Director, Amelia is responsible for shaping the sound of FBi Radio through music programming, interviews and all music-focused content on air and online.
Amelia has been involved with the station as a volunteer since 2012, presenting on air since 2014. She currently hosts The Playlist (Mondays 1-3pm) and Body Promise (Tuesday 6-8pm).
Through her dedication to these programs and her industry experience, Amelia has a strong track record for championing new sounds and fostering young talent. She brings industry connections and knowledge from previous positions as Marketing Manager at both Inertia Music and Ableton Liveschool.


  • Inu Rana
Inu Rana is a Senior Business Advisor with LaunchPad, Western Sydney University. Inu is a highly experienced business owner and professional advisor with over 16 years of experience working with a both large and small businesses in range of industries including, industrial design, arts, pharmaceuticals, advanced manufacturing, and professional services.
Inu has worked both in Australia and internationally developing and delivering specialised training and mentoring, speaking at conferences and consulting peak industry and government bodies on areas such as business growth and productivity. Currently she is also pursuing a PhD from the Western Sydney University.


Caroline Garcia (Sydney, NSW) is a culturally promiscuous, interdisciplinary artist. She works across live performance and video through a hybridised aesthetic of cross-cultural dance, ritual practice, new media, and the sampling of popular culture and colonial imagery.
Caroline’s practice is shaped by alterity. In her work, she centers peripheral bodies by adopting the role of shape shifter - sliding into the gaps between cultures, experiences of otherness, and timeless clich├ęs of exotic femininity. She takes an intersectional approach to contemporary dance (read: twerking), the politics of diasporic identity and notions of cultural piracy. She is concerned with reimagining forgotten choreographies, alternate ways of viewing images of the past that eschew classical myths, and the mimetic capacities of the Filipina.
Caroline has presented at The Art Gallery of NSW, The Museum of Contemporary Art, The Institute of Modern Art (QLD), The Art Gallery of Western Australia and Fremantle Arts Centre for Proximity Festival (WA), Underbelly Arts Festival, Channels: The Australian Video Art Festival (VIC), Junction Arts Festival (TAS), and Art Month Sydney, among others. She has exhibited at the ACMI, CCP, The Substation, Firstdraft, Sydney Contemporary, The Sydney Film Festival Hub, BLINDSIDE, Blacktown Arts Centre, Penrith Regional Gallery, and UTS ART. Caroline’s latest work Flygirl,was recently developed at The Curtis R. Priem EMPAC Residency in New York, facilitated by Australia Council for the Arts, and she will be performing in the Manila Biennale and Hong Kong Art Central in 2018.

Event Information

LocationCasula Powerhouse
Arts Centre

Duration4 hrs


CostFree admission
RSVP essential

Phone02 9824 1121


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