behind closed doors luminaries | Behind Closed Doors

BCD - Luminaries

Belinda Latz and Donny Walford

Bringing women executives of the future together to share experiences and knowledge, develop networks and receive support in a welcoming and relaxed environment.


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behind closed doors luminaries offers female leaders of the future the opportunity to further expand their leadership and management skills.
The groups were created in response to a need for aspiring businesswomen to have a support network where they can discuss professional and personal issues and challenges in a totally confidential environment, while at the same time encourage each other to extend themselves further to achieve and succeed in new environments.


The objectives are to:

  • Deliver practical management and leadership sessions to generate more effective leaders
  • Provide a confidential businesswomen’s support network
  • Extend individuals personally and professionally
  • Encourage and support members to nominate for Board and committee positions
  • Mentor peers to accept greater professional challenges and roles
  • Assist members to participate in awards programs such as the Telstra Business Women’s Awards
  • Increase the calibre and expertise of female managers and leaders within organisations
  • Provide a clear development path for women moving through to executive roles

Members of behind closed doors luminaries are also welcome to take up the opportunity to be mentored by a behind closed doors Executive member, on a monthly basis for 12 months.

Members of behind closed doors luminaries will also receive:

  • Access to a select executive women’s network
  • Professional and personal development in a stimulating environment
  • Exposure and introductions to senior people in business and government
  • Private sessions with local identities and guest speakers
  • Opportunities to discuss professional and personal challenges and strategies in a supportive women’s forum
  • Invitations to attend other behind closed doors key note speaker sessions

“Women in leadership. It’s just good business. There’s no difference in leadership potential between women and men; making sure you can capture a better share of high performing women is better for the organisation.”
-Ralph Norris, CBA

Group Framework

  • 10 sessions per annum, February to November
  • Three hours over a light lunch from 12.00pm to 3.00pm
  • Venue: CBD/City fringe location
  • Each Group is facilitated by high level, experienced businesswomen
  • Each Group is capped at 8 members
  • Investment – Annual membership fee with monthly payment option. Contact us today for details.

“I think the key is for women not to set any limits”
-Martina Navratilova

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