The 13th annual WIRE event held at the Art Gallery of NSW and featured inspiring local and international speakers.


Tuesday, 26 March 2019


Art Gallery of NSW
Art Gallery Rd, Sydney NSW 2000


7.15 am |     Registration 
7.45 am |     Conference
12.30 pm |     Networking lunch


12 CPD points

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  Featured speakers

Louisette Geiss - WIRE SPEAKER

Louisette Geiss

Women’s rights advocate | Sales VP | Former producer, actress, writer, director and owner of Award Winning Music Co.

At a time when few women were willing to put their name or face to what we now know as the #MeToo movement, Louisette was one of the first women to come forward publicly against Harvey Weinstein following revelations of the film producer’s alleged sexual assault. Having worked as a producer, singer, writer and actress (Two and a Half Men, King of Queens and Wishmaster) for over 20 years, Louisette left the entertainment industry following her experience with Weinstein. Reinventing herself, Louisette moved into social media, creating content for Buzztone, Evite and the Oscars. After being enticed into the insurance industry, she is now Vice President of Sales at a company providing title insurance protection and settlement services for homebuyers, vendors and real estate agents.

Dr Louise Mahler

International leadership influencer | Keynote speaker | Executive mentor and coach | Body language expert

She’s been described as the virtuoso of the voice, the high priestess of hot air and the femme fatale of unfailing attraction. And Dr Louise Mahler doesn’t disappoint. An author, accomplished international opera singer and a Master Practitioner in Neuro-Linguistic Programming with a PhD in Business and degrees and post-graduate studies in Service Management and Music, Louise is adept at moving people to take positive action. As the foremost expert in the psychology of face-to-face engagement, Louise unlocks vocal intelligence – the unsung wisdom of the mind-body-voice connection – and teaches the skills to perform in hostile environments so you can be truly and clearly heard.

Veronica Morgan

Veronica Morgan

Principal, Good Deeds Property Buyers | Co-host, The Elephant in the Room | Location Location Location Australia and Relocation Relocation Australia

Veronica Morgan is a Licensed Real Estate Agent, Buyers’ Agent and qualified Investment Property Advisor. She founded Good Deeds Property Buyers in 2009 to help investors and homebuyers buy property in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs, Inner West and Lower North Shore. Through her business, Veronica provides advisory services, including property portfolio reviews to help clients make good property decisions. As co-host of The Elephant in the Room property podcast, Veronica investigates what makes buyers tick and lifts the lid on how real estate professionals operate so listeners can make more informed decisions. Veronica’s comprehensive network of contacts and connections gives investors and homebuyers the edge in negotiating property sales.

Cathy Baker

Principal, Belle Property Terrigal and Killcare

As a multi-award-winning principal, Cathy’s ability to consistently deliver outstanding results for her clients stems from years of achievement, knowledge, credibility and professional recognition. Cathy continually adapts to new business innovations and ideas, ensuring her agencies remain at the forefront of real estate sales and client engagement. Cathy has won several prestigious awards including REB’s Real Estate Business Excellence Award in 2018, Australian Sales Agent of the Year – Regional Award in 2014, 2015 and 2018, and finalist in 2016. She was also named REINSW Sales Agent of the Year in 2015 and was a finalist in 2013, 2014 and 2016.

Ewan Morgan


Ewan Morton

Joint Managing Director, Morton

Ewan honed his commercial sales and property marketing skills overseas before his entrepreneurial spirit lead to co-founding Morton Real Estate in 1996. He now leads over 75 staff across six Sydney agencies. Ewan continues to drive the long-term growth and success of the business through his determination to embrace innovation and challenge convention. In 2001, Ewan chose to become a non-selling Principal to ensure he can always focus on supporting the development of individual staff, as well as the success of the team and the performance of the business. Ewan and his agency are multiple finalists and winners of REINSW Awards for Excellence and he was named REB’s Industry Thought Leader in 2013 and 2014.

Imogen Ball

Branding and Marketing Specialist, REA Group

Imogen is the leading branding specialist at REA Group. With a passion for digital profiling and powerful content, she provides key insights into engagement and online audience practices to help drive business growth and improve digital and social media presence. Imogen believes powerful content can leverage brands and change the way buyers and sellers feel about businesses. Given real estate is predominately first impressions and customer service, what Imogen knows about how to build your brand is invaluable. Imogen regularly speaks at industry events and agency conferences, and is an entrusted advisor to some of the best brands in the market.

Helen Silvia

Chair, Domestic Violence NSW | CEO, Women and Girls Emergency (WAGEC)

For over twenty years Helen has worked across a range of executive, senior management and client-facing roles, and in non-government organisations, with a focus on women’s rights, homelessness and domestic and family violence. She is currently Chair of the Domestic Violence NSW (DVNSW) board. DVNSW is the peak representative body for a range of specialist domestic and family violence services in NSW. Helen actively works to achieve DVNSW's vision of a world where women, families and communities live free from violence, have equal rights and opportunities and the freedom to reach their potential.

  Industry panel

Kylie Walsh

General Manager, DiJONES

Kylie is the General Manager of DiJONES Real Estate and a Licensed Real Estate Agent. With over twenty years’ experience in the industry, she has held a variety of roles that have taken her from the beach to the bush in positions of increasing responsibility. Walsh began her career at Elders Eastern Suburbs in Sydney and discovered her true calling working in the property industry. Kylie has worked with LJ Hooker, one of Australia’s largest and most trusted real estate brands, managing their biggest franchise portfolio. While there, she increased sales revenue by 30 per cent and expanded the franchise network.

Sarah Bell

Co-founder, Aire Software

As co-founder of the proptech startup Aire, Sarah Bell is a qualified expert on the strategic application of artificial intelligence and automation in real estate. With a professional and academic background in research and analysis, Sarah spent 10 years as a real estate agency owner and practitioner. This gave her tactical insights, subject matter expertise and just enough street cred to create solutions that are intelligent by design and CX-obsessed. Sarah is an author, analyst, researcher, project designer, speaker and nerdtreprenuer. Her aim is to help real estate businesses harness the opportunity within their data and transition to a blended human-digital workforce.

Corissa Dimitrakopoulos

CEO, Refurb 2 Invest

Now 30, CEO and entrepreneur, Corissa has been in the business game since she was 16. With a passion for property, expertise in renovating and a love for connecting with people, Corissa was determined to solve a problem she saw in the real estate market – cue, the launch of Refurb 2 Sell in 2014. Refurb 2 Sell helps families across Sydney maximise profit on the sale of their property and change their future. Now, Corissa has a strategy to assist agents to increase their rent rolls and help landlords unlock asset value, increase rental returns and expand their portfolios through Refurb 2 Sell’s sister company, Refurb 2 Invest.

Amanda Gould

CEO and Principal Buyers’ Agent, HIGHSPEC Properties

Described as the secret agent every property buyer needs, Amanda has over 30 years’ industry experience. With a keen eye for detail that forecasts the potential of successful property investments, Amanda and her company, HIGHSPEC Properties, are more than just property matchmakers. As an experienced renovator and investor, Amanda and her team offer clients a curated list of suitable properties that not only match their buyers’ purchasing criteria, but also have the capacity to increase the value of their asset portfolio. In 2018, Amanda was named REIA Buyers’ Agent of the Year.

  Guest Auctioneer

Joanne Da

  Other details


12 CPD points
Learning Category 3

To obtain your CPD points, you will need to complete an online assessment which will be emailed to you after the event. 

  Proudly supporting
Domestic Violence NSW Community Partner  We are proudly supporting Domestic Violence NSW through the 2019 Women in Real Estate conference.

Domestic Violence NSW is the peak, statewide representative body for a diverse range of specialist domestic and family violence services across the State.

Find out more about Domestic Violence NSW

  A special thanks to our partners


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  Goodie bag sponsors
For goodie bag sponsorship enquiries please contact [email protected]

Alex Joy Clinical Nutritionist Heavely Curves Bras and Swimwear   Nicole Davidson WIRE 2019 Goodie bag sponsor     
  Past WIRE conferences

Find out about past Women in Real Estate Conferences:

2019    |    2018    |     2017     |     2016     |     2015     |     2014     |     2013     |    2012     |     2011     |     2010     |     2009     |     2008      |     2007