Join us for an afternoon to celebrate being a women and raising funds for River's Gift SIDs research.
Hear from five inspirational women on how to balance - family, career, health and wellbeing.
Learn how to dress for success through unique styling tips for The Ark Clothing Co.
Bring along some loved but no longer worn clothes for our clothes swap and purchase a new item for $10.
Cost $45 includes entry, nibbles and two glasses of wine/champagne.
Our Guest Speakers:-
Alex is an exceptional woman in her determination to not let anyone else experience the devastation that she and Karl have faced.
After Alex and Karl lost their 4 month old son to SIDS in November 2011, they have dedicated there time to establishing one of the first, purely SIDS focused research projects in Australia.
River's Gift is a charitable organisation aimed at finding a diagnosis, and therefore a cure, for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS.)
All money donated is directed towards SIDS research and our partnership between The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health and Boston Children's Hospital/Harvard Medical School.
Dr Fiona Enkelmann
Dr Fiona Enkelmann is one inspired woman passionate about changing how we think about health. She is fuelled by the belief that happiness and wellness doesn’t just come in a pill, which came about after her own personal experience of burnout following volunteering in Africa.
To support her quest to revolutionise modern healthcare and make holistic health care the new normal, Fi founded Narayani Wellness Medical, which is a team of doctors and naturopaths who offer care to treat the whole patient not just the illness. Their philosophy embraces food as medicine, biochemistry and emotional wellbeing. Fi practices what she preaches as she juggles running her business with having two small delightful children.
When not in work mode or jumping in muddy puddles, Fi is often meditating or walking in nature. She actively seeks to serve her family and community in the best way possible, and employs her skills as a meditation and spiritual teacher to ensure balance and enjoyment in her life.
Kylie Warne is well-regarded in the field of strategic marketing and communications. Her business, Brand Bureau, was named as a National Finalist in the 2016 Australian Marketing Institute Awards for Marketing Excellence. Kylie has also been featured in the national marketing bible, Marketing magazine.
An Associate Fellow of the Australian Marketing Institute, Kylie holds Master of Business (Marketing) and Bachelor of Arts (Social Science) degrees.
Kylie was appointed Chair, Barwon Regional Partnership, in August 2016. The Barwon Regional Partnership is one of nine Partnerships, providing a new way to direct the priorities identified by regional communities straight into the heart of government.
As Partnership Chair, Kylie was automatically appointed as a member of the Regional Development Advisory Committee to, in part, advise the Minister for Regional Development on policies, projects and issues related to rural and regional Victoria.
Kylie was elected President of the Geelong Chamber of Commerce in May 2013. She is one of only two Presidents in the Chamber’s 162-year history to serve four consecutive years. Kylie is also the longest-serving female President. She has served as a Chamber Director since 2008.
Kylie’s Presidency to date includes overseeing a 28% growth in membership, representing Chamber members’ interests in Canberra and Spring Street, the installation of a new governance regime and Constitution and striking a Board gender balance of 50% women/50% men.
She Chairs the Chamber’s Local Procurement Committee and is a member of the Governance and Risk Committee. She is a member of the G21 Region Opportunities for Work (GROW) Strategic Directions Committee and Board member of Bannockburn and District Connected Communities.
Kylie is married and has two children aged 8 and 5.
Anna, along with her husband Tez Kemp, took over the reigns of an artisan bakery in 2006 in a complete change of career direction having spent eight years in sports marketing and event management working for Tennis Australia and Octagon UK.
Anna is now the writer of words, chief of the green and sometime co-owner of La Madre Bakery, one of the most respected artisan bakeries in Australia specialising in a range of handmade sourdough, rye, wholewheat, traditional breads and pastries.
In 2012, Anna took a break from La Madre and work pressures as she 'hit the wall' with post natal anxiety. Anna has writen for Geelong Advertiser's GT Magazine as a freelance columnist and blogs about her colourful journey of recovery at Colour Me Anna.
In October 2013, Anna became a speaker for beyondblue to help reduce the stigma associated with depression and anxiety.
“flowers are my medicine, they feed the soul”,
Born in Melbourne, Yvette moved to the Geelong region and has been part of the community for last 10 years in which time she started a family and business. Yvette has always had a passion for flowers and believes flowers and arranging can help heal the soul. She brought her love of flowers with her and after studying teaching at The Gordon she founded Bloom College Flower School. Bloom College offers an alternative way to learn and enjoy the art of flower arranging. Volunteering her time and giving back has been something she values greatly particularly since the move to Geelong. Yvette first started by volunteering with the Ocean Grove RSL, visiting aged care facilities in the region with her baby daughter Holly. The residents received great joy when seeing Holly and would take turns to hold her. Contribution takes a role in her business too, Bloom College annually support Beyond Blue, National Breast Cancer Foundation and The Hunger Project. Yvette also offers places to those less fortunate via Barwon Health and supports the Nurses at The Alfred with some much needed flower therapy. In November this year Yvette will be assisting The Hunger Project with their efforts in Uganda. For more info and to show your support follow the link http://bloomcollege.com.au/thehungerproject/
Yvette is excited to take part in this event supporting Rivers Gift. SIDS is another cause close to Yvette’s heart after losing a baby in 2009.