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LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN BRIS // SUSTAINABILITY

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To end 2019 on a high, we're bringing our incredible community of women together to chat about sustainability, in business and life.

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Sustainability is quite the buzz word at the moment but we're here to chat about sustainability in both business, and life. We'll hear from Erica Bartle, Kelley Sheenan and Yasmin Grigaliunas who will share their insights on sustainability and what it looks like in their busineses, and life. It's about understanding what sustainability looks like for them as industry leaders and also how they've weaved those passions and purpose into the work they do.

We'll be chatting about things like how do you manage the impact of someone like the Duchess of Sussex wearing your brand and you having to expand your team by 46 new staff to manage the sudden increase in demand? Culturally and logistically how do you sustainability manage an overnight peak in demand like that? What does it mean to be a social entrepreneur and what lessons in building a business have been learnt along the way? How do you maintain the balance between building something 'for good' and also building a life for yourself? How do you stay motivated when the conversation you're having isn't mainstream yet? How do business leaders foster innovation so they evolve their businesses to continue to flourish well into the future?

So grab your work wives, bring your bestie or gather your team to come together and celebrate the year that has been and also take in practical insights from some incredible business women doing great things!

Nibbles and drinks will be provided so make an afternoon of it!

ERICA BARTLE, OUTLAND DENIM

Erica Bartle is Communications Director for Outland Denim, the Australian jeans company changing the lives of young women in Cambodia through its profit-for-purpose business model. The company began as a means to create employment opportunities for young women affected by sex trafficking emerging from NGO after-care programs. The business has since developed to offer a more inclusive business model offering training, employment, living wages and personal development initiatives to people of varying vulnerabilities. Before starting Outland with her husband, James, eight years ago, Erica worked as a freelance journalist and blogger, writing for Marie Claire, The Sunday Telegraph and The Walkley Magazine amongst other titles, lectured in journalism at the Queensland University of Technology, and also worked in communications for the not-for-profit Carers Queensland advocating for Australia's unpaid carers. After graduating from Macquarie University with a Bachelor of Media degree, she got her start in media as the deputy editor of Girlfriend magazine. She has appeared at the Sydney Writer's Festival and Walkley Media Talks, and has a passion for issues affecting women and girls globally. She is the mother to two girls, spent time living in Cambodia with her family in 2018, and calls Tamborine Mountain in the Gold Coast Hinterland home.

KELLEY SHEENAN, PEPPERMINT MAGAZINE

Kelley started Peppermint Magazine in 2008. With a background in graphic design, photography and fashion design combined with an obsessive interest in ethics, natural living and environmental awareness, Kelley was driven to try and bridge the gap between sustainability and style. Peppermint is not the leading eco fashion and lifestyle magazine in Australia and beyond, showcasing sustainability, style and substance. Kelley juggles a full life - publishing a magazine alongside a team she dearly loves while being a mama and wife along with juggling various other balls like freeland design and photography. Kelley's motivations? Kindness, health, being a good human, mindful living and things that matter (like chocolate).

YASMIN GRIGALIUNAS, THE WORLD'S BIGGEST GARAGE SALE

Yasmin is the CEO and Co-Founder of the World's Biggest Garage Sale (WBGS), a positive impact business that started in 2013 as a charity event to repurpose unused goods and raise money for children’s cancer research. Since that first event Yas and the team at WBGS have diverted 3.3 million kilograms of goods from potential landfill, contributed $1.7 million worth of social value to the global economy, and created a community that lives, and promotes, the value of a circular economy. WBGS won the Yurika Sustainability Award at the Lord Mayor’s Business Awards in 2018. Yas considers herself both an early bird and night owl, how is this possible? Yas is here to make a difference so there’s no time to lose. Yas is an Entrepreneur of Impact.

We can't wait to see you there!

HOSTED BY // League Event Host for Chelsea Murphy, Founder of Cash. and PlayBook

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