meet Spence

Empowering South Australia's female leaders.

An inclusive, not-for-profit networking group for high achieving women in South Australia, Spence Club connects, develops, and inspires both current and future generations of female leaders across industries.
Our events bring together like-minded females to be inspired, promoted, and empowered.

South Australian proud

We love our home state and seek to foster and retain female talent in South Australia.
History of spence

Growth and connections

Founded in 2014 and incorporated in 2015, Spence Club is named after iconic South Australian suffragist Catherine Helen Spence. We're all about celebrating and supporting women professionals through a series of premium networking events, coupled with a thoughtful array of online content.

We celebrate and support professional women whilst raising funds for our incredible charity partner along the way.

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Our values

Providing members with the opportunity to build genuine professional and personal connections.
We advocate for gender equality through our events and professional development opportunities.
We support local communities and charities to help South Australia thrive.
We attract professional women from a diverse range of industries, professions, cultures and nationalities who all call South Australia home.

Our purpose

To retain female talent in South Australia by connecting, inspiring and empowering South Australia’s current and emerging women leaders.

Our vision

To be the South Australian network of choice for current and emerging female leaders across industries to forge connections, develop professionally and grow in their careers.

Our objectives

Build an engaging and supportive network of professional women across industries;
Foster genuine, lasting connections for our members;
Positively impact members’ career trajectory through personal and professional development opportunities;
Celebrate the talent and achievements of current and emerging  women female leaders in South Australia;
Give back through philanthropic endeavours to support our local communities; and
Advocate and drive cultural change to improve gender equity and increase female leadership.

Lauren Zwaans

Lauren Zwaans is a marketing, operations and business strategy leader with global experience spanning Government, nonprofits, and the corporate sector, including big tech. She recently returned to Adelaide from the US and joined luxury building company, Craig Linke Bespoke Building, as Chief Operating Officer. Prior to that, Lauren was based in San Francisco, working at Meta (formerly Facebook), where she led cross-functional teams, including a pod of growth marketers and analysts to develop scaled marketing campaigns.

Lucy Travers

Madeline Charlton

Vanessa Jeyapal

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Become a member of Spence Club to gain access to exclusive, member-only events, networking, and resources, and elevate your career profile.

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