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Why Melbourne Cup winning jockey Michelle Payne is visiting Wollongong

Why Melbourne Cup winning jockey Michelle Payne is visiting Wollongong

With the Melbourne Cup is only days away it was perfect timing on Friday for Illawarra Women in Business director Glenda Papac to announce only female jockey to ever win The Race That Stops a Nation is coming to Wollongong to speak at IWIB.

Michelle Payne will be the first guest speaker of 2020 at an IWIB networking lunch where she will be interviewed at Villa D’oro on February 14 by Richard Morecroft.

Mrs Papac said Morecroft will will be doing an armchair style Q & A chat with Michelle Payne.

She said full event details and bookings will go online on Monday November 4 and is expecting tickets to sell fast.

Mrs Papac said securing such a high profile personality who rarely does speaking engagement was being made possible with the support of businesses such as Imb Bank, Lancaster Law & Mediation, Wollongong Diagnostics, Active Property Conveyancing and Destination Wollongong.

Michelle Payne follows an impressive group of IWIB keynote speakers that include Turia Pitt, Dawn Fraser, Ian Thorpe and Mark Bouris.

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