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BRISBANE - RUN THE WORLD Female Entrepreneurs Conference
Apr.
6
8:00 am08:00

BRISBANE - RUN THE WORLD Female Entrepreneurs Conference

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On Saturday, April 6th, League of Extraordinary Women will be bringing you it's eleventh annual conference, Run the World, to Brisbane! For Australia's leading and up and coming female entrepreneurs, makers, creators, and innovators.

Run the World is full day extravaganza of inspiration for entrepreneurs and women in business alike - whether you're thinking of launching a side hustle, are an established entrepreneur, or you simply want to be inspired and motivated by some of the brightest and most awe-inspiring women in business, creators, and makers, shaping a life they love.

We've uncovered some extremely special female entrepreneur speakers - some who have never shared their stories on stage before, so prepare to be inspired, learn, and grow.

You'll leave Run the World 2019, fuelled with the confidence and courage needed to start visualising how to live your best life. Your inner Beyonce will be channelled, and you'll be ready to fiercely pursue what makes your heart sing.

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WHAT'S INCLUDED //

  • A jam-packed day of keynote presentations and panels with extraordinary female entrepreneurs. We've uncovered legends that will share experiences with us to inspire us to take it to the next level. We're talking about companies that have changed the world, social media phenomenons, and women that do what they love every single day

  • A light lunch

  • Run the World gift bag full of awesome treats from our partners

  • Meet and connect with like-minded female entrepreneurs, innovators, and makers to create synergies, collaborations, and real friendships - you might even meet your new bestie!

LEAGUE MEMBERS //

League members get a discount on all ticket types. Click tickets to see League member ticket pricing. *Cannot be applied retrospectively. 

2019 BRISBANE SPEAKERS //

SARAH HOLLOWAY, MATCHA MAIDEN
Sarah began her working life as a mergers and acquisitions lawyer at a leading international law firm. While she enjoyed several years building strong professional foundations, she found it increasingly challenging to reconcile the all-consuming corporate lifestyle with her personal passions for health, wellbeing, creativity and adventure. In pursuit of balance, Sarah and her partner started Matcha Maiden closing a gap they discovered in the health food market for matcha green tea powder. Matcha is now one of the world's premier health food trends and Matcha Maiden is leading the way with a growing community of over 1500 stockists including Anthropologie across the USA, Australian and US warehouses, and a very bright (green) future. Sarah has now hung up the suits and heels to step into the business full time. In 2016, the matcha mission developed into a physical venue and cutting edge cafe, Matcha Mylkbar, which is taking the food world by storm. Sarah now splits her time between the two businesses and is thoroughly enjoying life as a full time funtrepreneur. She has also started a podcast, Seize the Yay, which investigates the difference between success and happiness, the importance of cultivating "joy" and showcases the down to earth, human side of her diverse and esteemed guests.

JESS RUHFUS, COLLABOSAURUS
Jess is the Founder of Collabosaurus, a marketing platform that match-makes brands for promotional partnerships. With a background in fashion publicity and marketing education, Jess was frustrated sourcing cool brand partnerships in events, products & social media for clients and employers. So, she launched Collabosaurus as a new way to reach customers, creatively on a global scale. Bootstrapped, the platform has attracted over 5,000+ brands including Mirvac, Redbull, Koala, AMP and Topshop, and continues to grow by over 200 brands each month. Collabosaurus works through an algorithm that allows brands to source, secure & leverage strategic partnerships in a quarter of the time, making the platform up to 30 x less expensive than other digital advertising. Jess has spoken for Apple, General Assembly, The Collective Hub, ADMA & The College of Event Management and is currently in San Francisco heading up the U.S expansion of Collabosaurus.

PRU CHAPMAN, OWNERS COLLECTIVE
A client once told Pru that working with her is like hauling your business through an intense Crossfit session followed by a double espresso and a lazy triathlon after that. As an Entrepreneurial Thinker, Pru has trained over 13,000 Startups and Scaleups to get them on purpose and working disruptively both within and across their industries. She is the Founder + Head Hustler of Owners Collective, a global hub where creativity, lifestyle and practical business know-how collide. She has with a mad passion for all things creative, mindful and innovative, and gets giddy on climbing mountains, snowboarding around the globe, dancing samba in Brazil and meditating with monks in Asia.

ALISON RICE, OFFLINE
An award-winning digital publisher, journalist and leader, Alison started her career at The Walkley Foundation for Excellence in Journalism before going on to lead and launch U.S. media brands POPSUGAR, Who What Wear, Byrdie and MyDomaine in Australia. Alison is a known mentor in the media industry and beyond, and continues to pioneer brand, audience and editorial strategies that empower the country's next generation of female leaders and entrepreneurs. Alison lives by her "pull up" leadership philosophy — grab as many hands as you can, and take other women with you. In September 2018 Alison launched Offline, The Podcast. A series of honest conversations with the women behind popular fashion, beauty and lifestyle Instagram accounts. Offline exists as a resource for women who are ready to look past social media’s highlight reel and develop their unique female codes.

FI NGUYEN, GIRL FRIDAY IP
Intellectual property has an image problem. It’s a confusing, intimidating and boring topic for most people. For others, it’s not even a thought. Cue Girl Friday IP. We are not your typical patent and trade mark attorneys. We are creative thinkers and problem solvers. We’re here to give IP a much needed makeover. To be the conversation starter. To be the ‘go-to’ source for IP service and advice.

JASMINE DOWLING, STUDIO JASMINE
Jasmine Dowling is a letterer/graphic designer/blogger from Brisbane, Australia. In 2012 she began doing both personal design projects & commissioned work for clients. She has truly made her passion a full time gig by creating full time with clients that have included IMG Models, Nike Australia, David Jones, Max & Co & Hallmark. Expressing her love for fashion & design through her self-titled blog & social media, Jasmine prioritises her personal taste & talent through her posts. Early 2014, her online store launched selling her art print collections. Now Jasmine’s days consist of coffee, postal runs, ink covered hands, shooting, styling and editing away in her home studio.

JESSY CAMERON, MOLTEN STORE
A finalist in the Telstra Young Business Women’s Awards in 2016, Brisbane-based Jessy Cameron is the founder and Managing Director of Molten Store. Jessy leads a team of eleven remarkable women, having grown the brand with her from a bedroom-based start up funded by her part time job in 2011 to a distinctive brand with a strong ecommerce presence in addition to a brick and mortar boutique amid Brisbane's luxury James Street precinct and a ceremonial Annex on Kingsford Smith Drive in Hamilton. Over the past twelve months, Jessy has guided the Molten Store business from its former product focus of costume jewellery towards a renewed vision of circularity - manufacturing new pieces made with recycled and reclaimed metals and gemstones, while also sourcing, refurbishing and retailing vintage jewellery (with a strong emphasis on vintage engagement jewellery).

HELEN JACOBS, HELEN JACOBS
For more than a decade, Helen Jacobs has worked as a psychic and channel, teaching and mentoring individuals and groups across the globe. Through her psychic insights and down to earth approach, she helps people connect with their intuition and remember their life path and purpose.

GENEVA VANDERZEIL, A PAIR & A SPARE
Geneva Vanderzeil is the founder of A Pair & A Spare, a website and creative studio. Started in 2010 as a place for stylish DIYs and How-to tutorials, within a year A Pair & A Spare had been named one of the top Lifestyle Websites in the world by The Times UK, had attracted a huge community of creative followers, and Geneva had published a book based on her website. Since then she has worked with some of the biggest brands in the world to create unique content and written for major publications like Harper’s BAZAAR and Vogue, and through her business and blogging advice, inspired others to create creative. After immersing herself in the world of digital content for over 5 years, in 2014 Geneva launched her creative studio, creating content, imagery and social strategy for brands, and where she works with her team to deliver on her love of creativity. Geneva splits her time between Hong Kong and Brisbane, but travels so much she feels like a nomad!

BEC VILLANTI, JONNY
Bec Villanti hails from a background in event production, brand storytelling and hospitality, having based herself in Melbourne, Byron Bay and New York over the years. Currently residing in Melbourne, Bec has always had a passion for health, sustainability and finding balance amongst this crazy world. Jonny was born out of a mutual desire, between herself and two other Melbourne ladies, to shift the stigma, open up the conversation and disrupt the market surround safe sex and condoms. Bec runs the social media platforms, blog, partnerships and community engagements of Jonny.


ALE WIECEK, SQR ONE

Ale Wiecek, Founder and Chief Empathy Officer at Sqr One, is passionate about Human Centred Design, Design Thinking and Customer Experience Design. Digital Transformation and User Experience has been a vital part of Ale’s 17 years’ experience working for multinational organisations across 3 continents. Now as the Founder and Chief Empathy Officer at Sqr One, Ale is on a mission to bring to Brisbane and Queensland, her expertise on topics such as Empathy, Customer and User Experience Mapping, Digital Transformation, and Design Thinking to small and large businesses and organisations. Ale loves blue, working out (she is one of those lady warriors at the gym, naps, a good book, music (Despacito of course), French movies, hot dogs, mental care advocate, travel and making her bed. She is a mum of two, a wife to one lovely husband and spending time with her little family (manic, stressful and adorable all at the same time) is all she wants

LOCATION //


Lightspace
30 Light Street
Fortitude Valley
Brisbane QLD 4006

GETTING THERE //

Parking
Outside of normal business hours there is usually plenty of free street parking available in Scanlan and Prospect Streets.
During normal business hours there are metered and free street parks however it can be quite congested.
The nearest parking stations are at the Homemaker Centre (4 mins walk) and the RNA Showgrounds (10 mins walk).

As an inner city venue we highly recommend public transport, taxis or Uber.

FAQs //

What time is registration?

Registrations open at 8.00am, and the conference will kick off at 9:00am.

Are men welcome to attend?

Of course! Whilst this conference will be showcasing Female Entrepreneurs, just like other years, we welcome all to attend and be inspired. We encourage men to be part of the conference and conversation with us.

What ID requirements do I need to bring to enter the event?

League Members: If you are a League of Extraordinary Women member you will need to show any form of photo ID with your full name at the registration desk, so that we can double-check that you're on our League member list.

Please ensure that you bring photo ID on the day, failure to do so may result in an additional charge for the difference to a general admission ticket.

What should I bring to the event?

Just your extraordinary self. But also don't forget to bring your business cards, your smartphone (so you can take part in competitions and get social), a jacket (because you know..Melbourne...winter) and last but not least, an open mind and positive attitude.

Can I sponsor the event with my product?

If you would like to sponsor the conference, please contact us hello@leagueofextraordinarywomen.com.au.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

In the interest of helping to save the trees, there's no need to print your ticket and bring to the event. Simply have your ticket ready to be scanned on your smartphone.

What is the refund/cancellation policy?

Tickets are non-refundable, however, name changes are permitted. Please email hello@leagueofextraordinarywomen.com.au if you need to change the name on your ticket.

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please email us at hello@leagueofextraordinarywomen.com.au


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BRISBANE - FIND YOUR FIVE
Feb.
5
6:00 pm18:00

BRISBANE - FIND YOUR FIVE

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FIND YOUR FIVE // THE GATHERING

Find Your Five is our platform that specifically curates powerful connections for females to meet face-to-face in a mini-mastermind session.

It's our revolutionary solution to connect you to a curated group of other like-minded women so that you can have deeper, more meaningful connections to help you grow and succeed in business and career. 

After a successful launch in September 2016, we've matched over 1000 women, many of whom have formed powerful, life-long and life-changing friendships.

WHAT //

We believe in the truth of this quote: “You are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with" 

In a nutshell:

You will be placed into a once-off curated peer group of 5-6. You all discuss one chosen topic, each person is given allocated air-time for one question. 

It’s like a mini-mastermind, but better since you’re all extraordinary women. After that, you can choose to re-connect or join another group.

Simple really but insanely rewarding.

Wine and light refreshments will be provided.


HOW //

1. You answer some questions - so we can create the best matches
PLEASE COMPLETE THE QUESTIONNAIRE AFTER REGISTERING YOUR TICKET - THIS WILL BE IN YOUR TICKET CONFIRMATION EMAIL

2. We curate your connections - using fancy algorithms

3. We intro you to a group of 4 to 5 extraordinary women

4. You meet your five - for a guided 2 hour meet up on one topic

5. You connect, inspire, and grow.

During your ticket registration (and in your post-registration email confirmation), you'll be promoted to fill out a questionnaire, you must fill this out in order for us to be able to match you with your new curated group.

WHEN & WHERE //

Tuesday, 5th February / 6:00-9:00pm
Christies Spaces, 320 Adelaide St Brisbane 4000

Christie Spaces offers a world-class interpretation of the coworking concept. Architect-designed workspaces with a variety of large shared areas and amenities that give members flexibility in how and where they work means that Christie Spaces represents true business freedom for you, your team and your clients.

We value flexibility because you value flexibility and we are committed to reinventing what coworking can be for the entire Christie’s community.

Light refreshments will be provided.

IMPORTANT INFO //

  • You MUST complete the questionnaire, or we won't be able to match you to a group.

  • 24 Hours before the event, you will be sent some prep activities (nothing too major, just preparing a few questions to discuss with your group)

  • Tickets are non-refundable


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LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN // BRISBANE - Getting More Out of Your Email Marketing
Nov.
27
6:00 pm18:00

LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN // BRISBANE - Getting More Out of Your Email Marketing

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WHAT// Getting more out of your email marketing

WHERE: Newstead Studios, 22 Ross Street Newstead

WHEN: Tuesday 27th November, 2018

TIME: 6.00PM - 7.30PM


TOPIC //

Email Marketing

You no doubt already know that email marketing is one of the most important things you can do to promote and grow your business and you are communicating regularly to your customers. But how can you develop an email marketing strategy that is generating consistent sales for your business? In this workshop, you'll learn about:



- Planning and creating content that sells

- Tips and advise to maximise conversion 

- Developing nurture sequences aimed at moving potential customers through the purchase cycle

- How to measure the results of your efforts, industry success benchmarks and how to use this data to make decisions about your content

And more!

What to bring: Your laptop or a notepad + all of your questions about email marketing



OUR SPEAKER //

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CLAIRE DEANE

Claire is a digital marketer, Google analytics nerd and social media addict. She has worked with big and small brands across a range of industries, from fashion to food with digital publishing platforms to yoga studios, education institutions to wedding accessory designers. She’s developed social media strategies for The Locale Group’s stable of brands (Talulah, Stevie May and Isla), created digital marketing strategies for Dissh, grown YCL Jewels to half a million in revenue in under 3 years, launched Tourism and Events Qld's email marketing strategy for their Hello Sunshine blog and launched digital publisher The Urban List across three major cities.

She’s also written a book on building a business as an introvert that’s been featured in Collective Mag and Design*Sponge.


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 consider this in your journey.

HOSTED BY // Brisbane Ambassador, Chelsea Murphy - Cash.


THE LEAGUE//

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.



SOME RULES we’d like to point out..

1) Tickets are $25 (+booking fee), . Now, it goes without saying that the free tickets are for League Members only – we don’t want to be the door biatch that makes you pay an extra $25 on the day if you’re not a member or turn you away. For us, we just want to make sure that it’s just fair on everybody. So please only select that ticket if you are a paying League Member – if you’re not then you can join here, or just purchase a ticket. 
https://www.leagueofextraordinarywomen.com/join-us/

2) Please only register for this event if you plan on going. Tickets are limited. If you commit to something, commit to it – we want to meet you!

3) If you’ve never been to a League event, there’s a reason why we don’t use the “N” word and we use the word “connecting” and that’s because of the negative connotation of soliciting, selling and business card swapping. Bleh, no one wants to go to an event to talk to someone for 20 minutes only to realise you’re being sucked into buying some powdered thickshakes. We are here to connect authentically and honestly – share stories and experiences, learn from each other and respect each other. Magical things WILL happen and people will seek you out to buy from you when you work from an honest heartspace.





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BRISBANE - In Conversation: Clare Press
Oct.
24
6:00 pm18:00

BRISBANE - In Conversation: Clare Press

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WHAT// Clare Press - Rise & Resist

WHERE// Newstead Studios, 22 Ross Street Newstead

WHEN// Wednesday, 24th October

TIME// 6PM - 8PM
 

TOPIC // 

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.

 

IN CONVERSATION WITH //

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CLARE PRESS

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

THE LEAGUE//

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.

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FIND YOUR FIVE - BRISBANE
Oct.
9
6:00 pm18:00

FIND YOUR FIVE - BRISBANE

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FIND YOUR FIVE // THE GATHERING

Find Your Five is our platform that specifically curates powerful connections for females to meet face-to-face in a mini-mastermind session.

It's our revolutionary solution to connect you to a curated group of other like-minded women so that you can have deeper, more meaningful connections to help you grow and succeed in business and career. 

After a successful launch in September 2016, we've matched over 1000 women, many of whom have formed powerful, life-long and life-changing friendships.

WHAT //

We believe in the truth of this quote: “You are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with" 

In a nutshell:

You will be placed into a once-off curated peer group of 5-6. You all discuss one chosen topic, each person is given allocated air-time for one question. 

It’s like a mini-mastermind, but better since you’re all extraordinary women. After that, you can choose to re-connect or join another group.

Simple really but insanely rewarding.

Wine and light refreshments will be provided.

 

HOW //

1. You answer some questions - so we can create the best matches
PLEASE COMPLETE THE QUESTIONNAIRE AFTER REGISTERING YOUR TICKET

2. We curate your connections - using fancy algorithms

3. We intro you to a group of 4 to 5 extraordinary women

4. You meet your five - for a guided 2 hour meet up on one topic

5. You connect, inspire, and grow.

During your ticket registration (and in your post-registration email confirmation), you'll be promoted to fill out a questionnaire, you must fill this out in order for us to be able to match you with your new curated group.

WHEN & WHERE //

Tuesday, 9th October / 6:00-9:00pm
Christies Spaces, 320 Adelaide St Brisbane 4000

 

Light refreshments will be provided.
 

IMPORTANT INFO //

  • You MUST complete the questionnaire, or we won't be able to match you to a group.

  • 24 Hours before the event, you will be sent some prep activities (nothing too major, just preparing a few questions to discuss with your group)

  • Tickets are non-refundable

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BRISBANE - Business Growth: Influencers & Social Media
Sep.
10
7:00 am07:00

BRISBANE - Business Growth: Influencers & Social Media

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WHAT// Influencers and Social Media

WHERE// Newstead Studios, 22 Ross Street Newstead

WHEN// Monday, 10th September

TIME// 7AM - 9AM
 

TOPIC // 

In this panel we'll chat about specialist social media and influencer marketing tips and recommendations. Social media is a constantly changing landscape and our panel are experts in the industry. We'll chat about what works, and what doesn't, so you can hopefully fast track your success.

These three founders have also created their businesses so we'll chat about those experiences. Topics such as raising funding for your business, launching a podcast, building relationships, increasing your brand visibility and business resilience.

 

OUR PANEL //

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DANIELLE LEWIS - FOUNDER, SCRUNCH

Dani launched Scrunch, a data-driven influencer marketing platform, in 2014 and since then has raised over $3 million in capital to launch the SaaS platform in Australia and the US, setting up HQ in Brisbane, Australia.

The Scrunch platform enables brands and agencies to discover the right Influencers for their campaigns through proprietary influencer audience insights and makes running campaigns quick and easy. Danielle and her team have been proven to be game-changers in the Influencer Marketing world, taking on massive advertising campaigns, collaborating with the likes of NewsCorp, Publicis Mojo, Under Armour, Swarovski, Youfoodz and more.

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STEVIE DILLON - FOUNDER, STEVIE SAYS SOCIAL

Stevie is an ex-lawyer turned social media marketer. She has spent the past ten years spent working with some of the biggest brands in Australia on marketing strategy and social media, including Red Bull, the Queensland Reds and Place. Stevie is now the owner of Stevie Says Social, a social media consultancy which teaches businesses how to lift their social media game. Stevie writes extensively on the topic of social media, and has had her work featured in the likes of Social Media Examiner, Smart Company and Business Chicks. She also has a social media podcast which launched in 2017 and is regularly a top 10 iTunes business podcast.

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SARAH TIMMERMAN - FOUNDER, BEGINNING BOUTIQUE

Sarah Timmerman is the Founder and Director of one of Australia’s most successful fashion e-tailers - Beginning Boutique. Starting in a spare bedroom in 2008, the company is now celebrating their tenth year in business. With the help of Sarah’s passion for pushing boundaries and challenging the realm of social media, Beginning Boutique has grown into the dynamic team it is today. Focusing on influencer marketing to help promote the business, Beginning Boutique strives to reach new levels with ‘insta-worthy’ trips to Coachella, Splendour in the Grass and most recently Mykonos.

Beginning Boutique is proud to provide outstanding customer service, go above and beyond for loyal customers with attention to detail, all the while providing quality products and unique packaging. In 2015, Sarah was named regional nominee in the 2015 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year award, and won the QLD Telstra Businesswoman Award. Beginning Boutique is proud to be recognised as number 13 of the 2015 BRW Fast 100 List.

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GENEVA VANDERZEIL - A PAIR & A SPARE

Geneva Vanderzeil is the founder of A Pair & A Spare, a website and creative studio.  Started in 2010 as a place for stylish DIYs and How-to tutorials, within a year A Pair & A Spare had been named one of the top Lifestyle Websites in the world by The Times UK, had attracted a huge community of creative followers, and Geneva had published a book based on her website. 

Since then she has worked with some of the biggest brands in the world to create unique content and written for major publications like Harper’s BAZAAR and Vogue, and through her business and blogging advice, inspired others to create creative. 

After immersing herself in the world of digital content for over 5 years, in 2014 Geneva launched her creative studio, creating content, imagery and social strategy for brands, and where she works with her team to deliver on her love of creativity. Geneva splits her time between Hong Kong and Brisbane, but travels so much she feels like a nomad!

 

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.

COFFEE // Loaded Food Co at Newstead Studios will be open for coffee and breakfast purchases

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

 



THE LEAGUE//

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.

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BRISBANE -Rethinking Business
Aug.
20
7:00 am07:00

BRISBANE -Rethinking Business

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WHAT// Rethinking Business

WHERE// Newstead Studios, 22 Ross Street Newstead

WHEN// Monday, 20th August

TIME// 7AM - 9AM
 

TOPIC // 

In this fireside conversation we'll chat to Jessy Cameron about her journey in business.

We'll discuss topics such as:

  • Growing a business

  • Building and empowering a team

  • Developing yourself as a business owner and manager

  • Navigating your brand and products when market preferences shift

  • Identifying and understanding your changing values as a brand owner

  • Balancing multiple roles

  • Imposter Syndrome

Join us to hear Jessy’s insights and the exciting project she has been working on recently.

 

IN CONVERSATION WITH //

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JESSY CAMERON - FOUNDER, THE MOLTEN STORE
 

A finalist in the Telstra Young Business Women’s Awards in 2016, Brisbane-based Jessy Cameron is the Founder and Managing Director of Molten Store and the Marketing Director for the Melbourne Mint.

 

As the founder and Managing Director of Molten Store, Jessy leads a team of eleven remarkable women, having grown the brand with her from a bedroom-based start up funded by her part time job in 2011 to a distinctive brand with a strong ecommerce presence in addition to a brick and mortar boutique amid Brisbane's luxury James Street precinct.

 

In addition to her role within Molten Store, Jessy is also the Marketing Director for the Melbourne Mint and is the only female in a team of fifteen who are working to launch a global gold-backed digital currency.

 

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.

COFFEE // Loaded Food Co at Newstead Studios will be open for coffee and breakfast purchases

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

THE LEAGUE//

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.
 

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BRISBANE - Lessons Learnt: Business & Beyond
Jul.
23
6:00 pm18:00

BRISBANE - Lessons Learnt: Business & Beyond

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WHAT// Lessons Learnt - Business and Beyond

WHERE// Newstead Studios, 22 Ross Street Newstead

WHEN// Monday, 23rd July

TIME// 6PM - 8PM
 

TOPIC // 

We'll be chatting about what works (and doesn't) in relation to building great business relationships, being a business leader, creating memorable customer experiences, business growth, evolving your business and fostering a great team culture. 

We'll discuss managing the drive to excel in business, while also taking enough time to recharge and celebrate successes along the way. It will be an authentic, fireside style chat so join us to talk about about all things business.

 

OUR PANEL //

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NICKY CHARMAN - Founder, Calexico and Calexico Man

With a rich career in fashion spanning over nearly two decades, Nicky Charman opened the doors to Calexico Boutique on James Street in 2010 after building a vision to create a curated international wardrobe for the modern Australian woman. Equipped with a wealth of experience across marketing, visual merchandising and international buying, Calexico has flourished under her leadership to carry over 80 different exclusive international labels, further expanding across e-commerce and launching the male counterpart brand, Calexico Man in late 2017. Nicky now shares her time between the two brands, exploring all corners of the globe for pieces that directly cater to the needs of the Calexico client, male and female. When she's not assisting her clients with their day-to-day style, managing a rapidly growing team or jet-setting across the world on a buying trip, Nicky is a busy Mum to two young children, Lenny, 2 and Joe, 1.

KATI MORGAN - Co-Founder, Mast Furniture

Kati Morgan grew up in the Northwest in the United States before moving to Australia to pursue her degree in Marketing and Creative writing from University of Sunshine Coast. In 2012, Kati and her boyfriend (now husband) Rory started furniture brand Mast Furniture in Noosa Heads. Mast Furniture began with an appreciation for design and a pursuit in making. They favour clean, simple design. Their focus is timeless design and quality craftsmanship and they also make it a priority to care about the environmental impact of the materials and products they use in their furniture making processes. In July of 2017 they relocated to Brisbane where they will soon open their new showroom.

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SUZIE WILEY - Founder, Surroundings

Suzie is the founder of Surroundings, originally architects, Surroundings now consult to architects and clients as human centred design specialists. They come in at the start of a project, design the community consultation, facilitate the process, and translate the outcomes into a human experience brief for the project. Suzie is passionate about human centred design, collaboration, ideas, social entrepreneurship and food sustainability. Suzie's passion is to work with people to create more meaningful spaces because she knows that design is not just for designers.

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 - Cash.

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BRISBANE - The Business of Branding
Jun.
19
6:00 pm18:00

BRISBANE - The Business of Branding

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WHAT// Let's talk about the business of creating a brand

WHERE: Newstead Studios, 22 Ross Street Newstead


WHEN: Tuesday, 19th June

TIME: 6PM - 7.45PM

TOPIC // 

In brands we trust. In this panel we'll discuss many facets of business branding. We will chat to Fab, Fi and Lila, three experienced business founders who have established their own business brands and have learnt lots of great lessons along the way. They'll share their perspectives, expertise, and experience, in a fireside discussion.

WE'LL CHAT ABOUT //

- What makes good branding

- How to uncover your brand values

- How to protect your brand

- Branding vs Marketing

- What do good brands do well

- Branding and story telling

 

OUR PANEL //

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FABIENNE COSTA

Fabienne is the founder of YCL Jewels, the conscious jewellery label she founded in 2012. Prior to officially launching YCL she was a nurse in an aged care facility. A self-taught jeweler, she began making jewellery as a hobby more than 12 years ago.

YCL Jewels’ creations have now been worn by household names such as Jennifer Hawkins, Lena Perminova, Nathalie Kelly, internationally renowned singer Lorde, and Delta Goodrem. The brand ships to more than 85 countries around the world.

The label is driven by Fab’s own values and as a result is 100% cruelty free. The business is on track to turn over $1million in 2017/18.

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FI NGUYEN

Intellectual property (IP) can be intimidating, complicated and boring; talk about an image problem. Enter Girl Friday IP, your ‘go to’ for all things intellectual property.

Girl Friday IP head honcho, Fi Nguyen, is here to chew gum and shake sh*t up in the world of IP – and she’s all out of gum.

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LILA THEODOROS
 

Lila is the founder of Oh Babushka, a design and branding studio located in Australia’s idyllic Byron Bay hinterland. She is a graphic designer, creative collaborator and visual storyteller. Fuelled by creative energy, infectious enthusiasm and an entrepreneurial streak, Lila is passionate about good design and the role it plays in transforming an idea into a brand.

Lila’s business-savvy design work connects with audiences because it is equal parts beautiful and meaningful. By seeking out new, exciting and often playful ways to tell stories through design, she develops brands laden with personality as well as purpose. Her career has taken her from art director of an Australian pop culture magazine to launching her own branding studio, where she now works with boutique hospitality, design and lifestyle brands. She collaborates with each client to truly understand the intention behind their business, and then artfully transforms the resulting mix of ideas, dreams and values into a compelling brand identity.

At Oh Babushka, Lila has developed brand concepts from the ground up, brought fresh life to existing businesses and launched her own range of stationery. Last year she founded and launched Paradiso – a Byron Bay lifestyle magazine that has found a wider audience both nationally and internationally and celebrates creativity, travel, design, food and community. Lila has also established Work Work – a co-working and event space outside Byron Bay where digital nomads come together as a collective to share energy and inspiration among their peers. Through every project she undertakes, Lila is dedicated to making the world a more beautiful and meaningful place.

 

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 // PLEASE NOTE: Street parking is available but it is competitive.

HOSTED BY // Brisbane Ambassador, Chelsea Murphy - Cash.

 

 

THE LEAGUE//

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.

 

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BRISBANE - FIND YOUR FIVE
May
23
6:00 pm18:00

BRISBANE - FIND YOUR FIVE

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FIND YOUR FIVE // THE GATHERING

Find Your Five is our platform that specifically curates powerful connections for females to meet face-to-face in a mini-mastermind session.

It's our revolutionary solution to connect you to a curated group of other like-minded women so that you can have deeper, more meaningful connections to help you grow and succeed in business and career. 

After a successful launch in September 2016, we've matched over 1000 women, many of whom have formed powerful, life-long and life-changing friendships.

WHAT //

We believe in the truth of this quote: “You are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with" 

In a nutshell:

You will be placed into a once-off curated peer group of 5-6. You all discuss one chosen topic, each person is given allocated air-time for one question. 

It’s like a mini-mastermind, but better since you’re all extraordinary women. After that, you can choose to re-connect or join another group.

Simple really but insanely rewarding.

Wine and light refreshments will be provided.

 

HOW //

1. You answer some questions - so we can create the best matches
PLEASE COMPLETE THIS QUESTIONNAIRE AFTER REGISTERING YOUR TICKET

2. We curate your connections - using fancy algorithms

3. We intro you to a group of 4 to 5 extraordinary women

4. You meet your five - for a guided 2 hour meet up on one topic

5. You connect, inspire, and grow.

During your ticket registration (and in your post-registration email confirmation), you'll be promoted to fill out a questionnaire, you must fill this out in order for us to be able to match you with your new curated group.

WHEN & WHERE //

Wednesday, 23rd May / 6:00-9:00pm
WOTSO Workspace, 84 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley, QLD

WOTSO Workspace is Australia’s leading provider of flexible inclusive workspace, for everyone from entrepreneurs to larger teams and corporates. With a growing network across Australia and beyond, you can drop in for the day and hot desk, or join the community on easy month-to-month memberships. With business grade wifi, meeting rooms, breakout space and networking events, WOTSO spaces have everything you need to get on with the job and grow your business through connecting with our members.

 

Light refreshments will be provided.
 

 

IMPORTANT INFO //

  • You MUST complete the questionnaire, or we won't be able to match you to a group.

  • 24 Hours before the event, you will be sent some prep activities (nothing too major, just preparing a few questions to discuss with your group)

  • Tickets are non-refundable

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BRISBANE: SOCIAL MEDIA WORKSHOP // Facebook Ads
Apr.
26
6:00 pm18:00

BRISBANE: SOCIAL MEDIA WORKSHOP // Facebook Ads

How to use facebook ads for your business with Steph Taylor.

With Facebook’s organic reach declining what feels like everyday, the ability to run a high-performing Facebook Ad campaign is becoming more and more important. But, most business owners step into Ad Manager and are either too afraid to start, or run one ad and give up, declaring that Facebook Ads don’t work for their business.

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BRISBANE - CREATIVITY, ORIGINALITY & Loving Your Work
Mar.
27
7:00 am07:00

BRISBANE - CREATIVITY, ORIGINALITY & Loving Your Work

In a 2010 IBM global survey of more than 1500 CEOs from 60 countries and 33 industries worldwide, creativity was selected as the most crucial factor for future success. That’s right — themost crucial factor, above hard work, discipline, integrity, or vision.

So, we're chatting to the most creative and passionate women we know. We're coming together to learn about their creativity processes, inspirations, business partnerships, career recommendations and insights. How are they so motivated and innovative and how can we be too? We'll answer that and a whole lot more. Come along to connect and be inspired.

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BRISBANE - International Women's Day Panel
Mar.
8
7:00 am07:00

BRISBANE - International Women's Day Panel

Let's celebrate International Women's Day with a panel of business women that are doing amazing things. We'll have an authentic conversation about what they have learned that works (and what doesn't) in relation to building great business relationships, being a business leader, investing in self development and creativity. 

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BRISBANE - FIND YOUR FIVE
Mar.
1
6:00 pm18:00

BRISBANE - FIND YOUR FIVE

Never before have we been so connected to hundreds of friends, colleagues and other entrepreneurs online. Yet, the entrepreneur’s journey is still one of the most isolating experiences. So we try to find the people that get us. We attend networking events but, how do you know how to connect with? It’s leaving it to chance. Serendipity. Coincidence.

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BRISBANE - Purpose, Passion & Packing a Punch in 2018
Feb.
3
10:00 am10:00

BRISBANE - Purpose, Passion & Packing a Punch in 2018

Got a burning desire to level up your game this year? Whether it’s launching your own gig, world domination, or helping the homeless, this is the time to get your big picture dialled in. Join Entrepreneurial Thinker Pru Chapman for a morning of motivation where you’ll lock into your key message for the year and identify the action steps on how to achieve it. Come prepared with an open mind, a bag load of ambition and a willingness to try things on a little differently. 

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BRISBANE - FIND YOUR FIVE
Nov.
1
6:00 pm18:00

BRISBANE - FIND YOUR FIVE

Never before have we been so connected to hundreds of friends, colleagues and other entrepreneurs online. Yet, the entrepreneur’s journey is still one of the most isolating experiences. So we try to find the people that get us. We attend networking events but, how do you know how to connect with? It’s leaving it to chance. Serendipity. Coincidence.

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