Italian Business Women’s Network: new business network empowers Australian and Italian women


The female who’s who of the Italian business community gathered Wednesday evening 23 October for the launch of the Italian Business Women’s Network, hosted at Ferrari Brisbane. Attended by over 130 guests from across the Australian corporate sector, the glamourous Newstead showroom for Italy’s most iconic supercar, was a hive of networking and celebration. Founder of the Italian Business Women’s Network, Mariangela Stagnitti, said the launch of the Network was a project two years in the making. “From the very beginning in 2017 when I started workshopping the concept, everyone I spoke to was incredibly supportive, and saw a real need for an initiative like this.”


South Australia History Month: Australia Donna – Capturing women’s migration stories

The event was organised by the Australia Donna committee and was held at the Migration Museum, Adelaide South Australia, on the 11th May, 2019.

Following the welcome address by Mandy Paul, Director of the Migration Museum, Daniela Costa, President of Australia Donna, gave a brief overview of the rich tapestry of life stories, biographies, testimonies and original articles collected by the Australia Donna website in the span of 20 years.

At the centre of the event, were presentations by Giuliana Otmarich, Amalia Martini, Vera Ubaldi and Jordana Ubaldi who shared their and their mothers’ legacy, experiences of migration, and of the early days in Australia. More...

Australia Donna 20th Anniversary celebrations

On the 28th April, 2019, Australia Donna celebrated its 20th anniversary amongst friends and supporters in the splendid scenery of Sinclair Gully Winery.

Australia Donna paid homage to the many women for their generosity in sharing their stories and for enriching our collective history in Australia.

It was a successful celebration with the special performance of the Italian Folk Ensemble with traditional women’s songs of social struggle. The Ensemble has been researching and performing for over 40 years traditional and popular songs of the Italian people, from all Italian regions and through the ages.

Everyone enjoyed the gorgeous birthday cake, the roasted chestnuts, vin brule’ and delicacies kindly offered by local sponsors. More...

Castagne e Vin Brule’ 2019


Castagne e Vin Brule’
Celebrating 20 Years of Australia Donna!

Australia Donna fundraiser featuring the The Italian Folk Ensemble.

Sunday 28th April 2019
2:00 – 4:00 pm

Sinclairs Gully Winery
288 Colonial Drive
Norton Summit.

Tickets: $30, $25 concession.

Enquiries & bookings: 0412 413 416

Proudly sponsored by Norwood Foodland IGA, Tony & Mark’s, and La Casa del Formaggio.

Click here for details of the winery and a map. More...