I was invited to speak at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. This was a local event. The event gave me a free ticket, and I was paid 100 USD to speak. My travel and accommodation was fully covered by the event. My employer did not pay my travel expenses, and I took unpaid time off to speak. It took me 2 days to prepare for my 60 minutes speaking slot, and I had a great time. I'm a woman who has been speaking for 10 years.