Back to All Events

BRISBANE - In Conversation: Clare Press

  • Newstead Studios 22 Ross Street Newstead, QLD, 4006 Australia (map)
LeagueEventbriteHeader (38).png

WHAT// Clare Press - Rise & Resist

WHERE// Newstead Studios, 22 Ross Street Newstead

WHEN// Wednesday, 24th October

TIME// 6PM - 8PM


In this fireside conversation we'll chat to Clare Press about her career, her passions and her books.

We'll particularly focus on Clare's brand new book, Rise & Resist.

Rise & Resist takes a wild trip through the new activism sweeping the world. The political march is back in a big way, as communities rally to build movements for environmental and social justice. But today's context calls for increasingly creative strategies to make our voices heard. Crossing the globe, Clare Press meets passionate change-makers who believe in the power of the positive. From eco warriors and zero wasters to knitting nannas, introvert craftivists to intersectional feminists, they're all up for a revolution of sorts.

Join us to chat about the formation of a new counterculture, united by a grand purpose: to rethink how we live today to build a more sustainable tomorrow.



MasterSpeaker (19).png


Clare Press is an author, fashion activist and presenter of the Wardrobe Crisis podcast. A journalist for nearly two decades, in February she was made Vogue Australia’s Sustainability Editor-at-Large (the first in the world).

Clare’s previous roles include Vogue features director Marie Clairefashion editor, and Daily Life’s “Sustainable Style” columnist. She has written for The AustralianThe Sydney Morning Herald and Good Weekend as well as Harper’s BazaarElleAnOtherNylon and Fashionista.

Her critically acclaimed book about the changing global fashion system and its effects on people and planet, Wardrobe Crisis, How We Went from Sunday Best to Fast Fashion (Nero), was named one of The Age’s Best Books of 2016, and came out in the US in 2018. Her latest book Rise & ResistHow to Change the World, (Melbourne University Press) explores social and climate justice issues, and inspired by a big idea: how can we rethink the way that we live today to build a more sustainable tomorrow?

"Clare’s inspiring book will awaken the active citizen inside you.” Livia Firth


LOCATION // Newstead Studios

Newstead Studios offers a unique configuration of event spaces ideal for meetings, workshops and presentations through to launches, exhibitions, cocktail events and private dining. Whatever your event, the Newstead Studios team is happy to discuss your requirements. Newstead Studios also offer two professional photography studios and co-working offices.

PARKING // Street parking is available but it is competitive so uber could be a good option.

HOSTED BY // Brisbane Ambassador, Chelsea Murphy - Co-founder of Cash. and PlayBook


If you’re a female entrepreneur or thinking of owning your own business, this Meet Up is the perfect setting to meet other women in the same boat. This is not a networking group – we’re here to have real conversations and make real connections.

What do we mean by real? Well you know when you walk into a room and feel welcome even when you don’t know anyone? Or when you share experiences with someone and they say “me too!”? How about when you share tough times with someone and they don’t try to give you the advice to fix it but rather - they just get you. This is what happens at League of Extraordinary Women Meet Ups.