$250 – $300

RUN THE WORLD MELBOURNE 2019 | Conference for Extraordinary Women

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17 Dukes Walk, South Wharf

Melbourne, VIC 3006


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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.


  • A jam-packed day of keynote presentations and panels with leading women who will share their real & raw experiences and inspire you to find your purpose and take it to the next level

  • Morning tea, a light lunch, afternoon snack, and drinks throughout the day

  • A Run the World gift bag packed full of awesome goodies

  • Meet and connect with like-minded women to create synergies, collaborations, and real friendships - you might even meet your new BFF #womenwhoconnect

Want a little extra? Premium seats, special additions to your goodie bags and bonus perks (did someone say exclusive after-event drinks?!) with a VIP ticket. Very limited spots available.



Lucy studied Communication Design and after graduating with Honours, went on to work as a Graphic Designer at some of the most elite design agencies in Australia and the UK. Working for a range of brands including Virgin Media, Lonely Planet and the BBC, Lucy honed her skills in Brand Identity, Art Direction and Design. Motivated by the power of storytelling and a passion to see things through the eyes of the customer, Lucy co-founded successful homewares online retailer, Hunting For George, with her sister in 2010.


Julie Mathers is the CEO and Founder of Flora & Fauna, an ethical lifestyle and beauty retailer focused on driving change and empowering customers. Julie is passionate about using her skills and platform for purpose. Julie founded Flora & Fauna 5 years ago with a clear vision to be the most responsible retailer possible with the best customer service. Flora & Fauna was named Best Small Online Retailer at the 2018 ORIAs and won Telstra Small Business of the Year for NSW in 2018. Flora & Fauna is also a proud BCorp. Julie has a strong personal desire to create change for the better and frequently mentors and speaks about responsible retailing and small business. Julie was named Number 1 in the 2019 "Top 50 People in Australian eCommerce" and Business Person of the Year at the 2018 Gala Awards. Prior to founding Flora & Fauna, Julie has worked in the UK, Europe, Asia and now Australia for the last ten years. She has worked in consulting, private equity and with many retailers, including senior leadership roles in Woolworths, Coles and APG & Co.


Jen Geale is co-founder and General Manager of MTB Direct, Australia’s largest retailer of parts, clothing, and accessories for mountain biking. The business has been consistently recognised for its rapid and sustained growth, as well as successful marketing and customer service initiatives, through programs such as the Telstra Business Awards, Deloitte Tech Fast 50 and AFR Fast 100. Jen was recognised as one of the Top 50 People in Ecommerce in Australia in 2018 and 2019, and regularly shares insights from her experiences in keynotes, panels, and workshops around Australia and the USA. The business is entirely remote, with Jen based on the Gold Coast and all customer service, marketing, administrative and tech team members working from home all across Australia. Jen currently serves as Vice President of the Board of Directors of Retail ROI Australia, an organisation enabling the Australian retail community to support the work of various grassroots organisations improving the lives of children and orphans around the world.


In 2015, Olivia Carr, award-winning businesswoman and mother-of-two, couldn’t find high quality, stylish silk pillowcases no matter how hard she looked. Knowing the benefits of silk, and sensing a gap in the market, Olivia created luxury online-only silk company, Shhh Silk. Fast forward to 2019 and Shhh Silk is a favourite of celebrities like Kim Kardashian West, Khloe Kardashian, Kylie Jenner and Chrissy Teigen to name a few.


Sam Frost first won the hearts of the nation after appearing on The Bachelor Australia in 2014, described as the quintessential Aussie ‘girl next door’. In 2015, she went on to star as the first Bachelorette Australia and also became a national radio host with FOX FM for 18 months. In 2017, Sam joined the cast of Australian TV drama, Home & Away as Jasmine Delaney. In 2018, Sam launched Believe by Sam Frost, a safe digital home for young girls and women focusing on depression, anxiety, toxic relationships and navigating the challenging world of social media.


Dr Emma Fulu is a feminist activist, social entrepreneur and one of the world’s leading experts on violence against women. She is the founder and Executive Director of the Equality Institute, a global feminist research and creatives agency dedicated to the prevention of violence against women and girls. Before that she worked at the United Nations and led the ground-breaking UN Multi-Country Study on Men and Violence study, featured by leading media outlets across the globe. She is the author of Domestic Violence in Asia, blogs for the Huffington Post UK and also writes about feminism, motherhood andcreativity in her blog, I Am Not Superwoman.


An affinity for food led Saskia to train as a chef and it wasn’t long before she realised that quality produce was not easy to source. With the establishment of Saskia Beer Farm Produce in 1997, Saskia answered this niche, employing knowledge gained from her parents to create full-flavoured produce through tailored farming practices designed for maximum flavour. In growing Saskia Beer Farm Produce, Saskia embarked on some Australian first programs, such as milk fed lamb, suckling pigs and game, including ducks, geese, guineafowl, and turkeys. Farming and the food industry can be fickle masters and in order to cope with the circumstances of each, Saskia designed a range of products made from the animals she was producing, including whole chooks, marylands and breasts, pies, sausages, terrines, rillettes, ballotines, and smoked goods. Throughout this journey Saskia Beer Farm Produce has remained seasonal, free range and chemical free by maintaining close relationships with local farmers. With this approach, Saskia can control the flavour and texture of her produce by managing every step including diet, exercise, sunlight hours, and age of the animals.


Anneke van den Broek founded global pet care brand Rufus & Coco in 2008 to create a different kind of pet brand – one that offered inspired, trusted and original products. She’s been recognised as one of Australia’s 50 most influential women entrepreneurs by Rare Birds, in 2012 was the recipient of the Anita Prabhu Women in Business Award and in 2016 was inducted into the Australian Business Woman’s Hall of Fame.


Bonnie Adams is the designer and director of Kindred by Marble Basics, a homewares brand that believes in customers having the confidence to build a home they love, not a home straight out of a catalogue. Kindred by Marble Basics is designed with the intent to produce honest and usable pieces, to find a place close to the heart within a space. In 2014, Bonnie was 23 years old and straight out of university where she studied a Bachelor of Visual Arts, and she and her sister Bliss founded the Marble Basics brand. She is a firm believer that in everything you do and experience leads to something, even if you think the complete opposite at the time.

More speakers to be announced shortly...

FAQ //

What time is registration?

Registrations open at 8.00am, and the conference will kick off at 9:00am. Make sure you arrive early to get yourself a caffeine hit and a good seat!

Are men welcome to attend?

Of course! Whilst this conference will be showcasing female game-changers, we welcome all to attend and be inspired.

What should I bring to the event?

Just your extraordinary self! But also feel free to bring a pen & notepad, business cards and an open mind ready to absorb all the goodness on the day.

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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