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Just Women

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Just Women is a special event designed to fuel, inspire and encourage you on your journey. As the event title suggests, this is an event just for women.

In the beautiful setting of the Abbotsford Convent in Melbourne, you will have the opportunity to connect with and hear from amazing women of all life stages who are changemakers in their world. Our keynote speaker will be US-based writer and activist Lisa Sharon Harper.

Lisa will be joined by a panel of Australian women who will discuss how they are actively seeking God and partnering with our Creator to see renewal in our world.
There will be a delicious supper grazing table and some time to chat with other women seeking to act justly, love mercy and to walk humbly in their everyday lives.


7pm Supper | 8pm Start | 9:30pm End


$39 (including supper)


Abbotsford Convent, 1 St Heliers St Abbotsford, Melbourne


Just Women

Our inspiring line up of speakers

Lisa Sharon Harper

Lisa is the Chief Church Engagement Officer at Sojourners and author of The Very Good Gospel: Everything Wrong Can Be Made Right. Lisa will unpack rich theological insights about gender equality and discuss how women can reach their full potential.

Viv Benjamin

Viv is an inspiring young leader and passionate advocate for justice! She was part of the TEAR team a few years back as our Advocacy Coordinator, before heading up Oaktree. Now based in New York, she is heading up the global Renew Our World Campaign.

Richenda Vermeulen

Richenda is founder and CEO of ntegrity - a digital strategy agency that has worked with over 100 of Australia’s leading not-for-profit, government and cause-driven businesses. Recognised as one of the 25 most influential people in the NFP sector, one of Startup Smart’s ‘Top Ten Entrepreneurs for 2017’, and a marketing industry leader, Richenda is determined to use her influence to create positive change across Australia’s business landscape.

Jo Knight

Jo is TEAR Australia’s National Advocacy Coordinator. She is motivated by creating social change and speaking up for people who are facing injustice and loves using her skills and leadership to make a difference.

Barbara Deutchmann

Since retiring from TEAR Australia in 2015, Barbara has been working on understanding how the Bible (especially the Hebrew Bible) speaks relevantly to current life issues. She is currently doing a PhD on gender and the Garden narrative in Genesis.


  • 1 St Heliers St, Abbotsford VIC 3067, Australia


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