You may be wondering if it’s too late to grab your ticket to 9 to Thrive? It’s not!
Joining our Founder and Global CEO Emma Isaacs (pending baby number five) and CEO Olivia Ruello in Sydney will be Tash & Elle of They All Hate Us, Jessica Rowe, Celeste Barber, Kayla Itsines, Justine Cullen, Sally Obermeder & Maha Koraiem, entrepreneur Lana Hopkins, and so. many. more. incredible women.
Check the info below for what our speakers in Sydney will be talking about and remember you can pop in and out between meetings, come for a half-day or join us for the full two days – it’s completely up to you!
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SYDNEY / FRIDAY 11 AUGUST
PANEL SESSION: THE JUGGLE IS REAL
Speakers: Justine Cullen, Jessica Rowe & Suzy Nicoletti
Moderator: Angela Priestley, Women’s Agenda
Does balance really exist? How do you do it all? If these two questions make you want to stick chopsticks in your ears, then this is the panel for you. Justine Cullen, Jessica Rowe and the Managing Director of Twitter Australia, Suzy Nicoletti know what we’re talking about and in this session, we’ll look at why work and parenting is always a juggle, what happens when the wheels fall off, and why no one ever asks how the working dads ‘do it all’.
PANEL SESSION: BRAND BUILDERS
Speakers: Nicole Eckels, Megan Hess & Mandi Gunsberger
Moderator: Shelly Horton
It’s one thing to start a business, but how do you turn it into a brand? Nicole Eckels from Glasshouse, Megan Hess and Mandi Gunberger of Babyology are the smart people who know how it’s done. They’re joining us to talk about what separates a business from a brand, how to find your company purpose, and how to get customers to stop talking about what you do, and to start talking about who you are.
PANEL SESSION: #SELFMADE
Speakers: Lana Hopkins, Briella Brown & Taryn Williams
Moderator: Vanessa Lawrence, Pedestrian.tv
These three Gen Y’ers are proof of that your age has nothing to do with your ability to run a successful business. Over 45 minutes, Lana Hopkins from Mon Purse, Briella Brown of Your Closet and Taryn Williams of The Right Fit will talk about why they started their businesses, what they learned since, and why building a business in your 20s could be the best move you ever make.
PANEL SESSION: THIS IS WHAT A CEO LOOKS LIKE
Time: 2:45- 3:15pm
Speakers: Olivia Ruello, Barb de Corti & Jo Hannah
Google the word ‘CEO’ and you’ll be met with endless images of men in suits. But come to this panel and you’ll see something entirely different. Business Chicks CEO, Olivia Ruello, Barb de Corti from Enjo and Jo Hannah of Total Face Group are proof that you don’t have to wear a suit and tie to lead a successful business and they’ll be talking about the value in female leadership, finding purpose in business and the part we can all play in getting more women into top jobs.
PANEL SESSION: DOUBLE TAP
Speakers: Celeste Barber, Taline Gabriel, Eleanor Pendleton
Moderator: Shelly Horton
They say should never measure your worth on the number of ‘likes’ your social media posts you receive… Unless you’re one of these three women. With over 2.5 million followers between them, Celeste Barber, Taline Gabriel and Eleanor Pendleton are some of most popular Instagrammers and we want to know just how they got there, what they’ve learned and what life really looks like when you’re Insta-famous.
SYDNEY / SATURDAY 12 AUGUST
IN CONVERSATION WITH: Elle Ferguson & Tash Sefton of They All Hate Us
There are few fashion bloggers who have been able to maintain the cut-through and longevity that Tash & Elle have in the 10 years since they started their blog, ‘They All Hate Us’. What initially started as a tongue-in-cheek daily email of images between the two best friends now boasts over 600K website visits a month and an Instagram following of millions of loyal followers. We’ll ask them how they did it, what lessons they learned and what they’re turning their influence to next.
KEYNOTE: Dr Libby Weaver, Exhausted to Energised
Dr Libby Weaver is one of Australasia’s leading nutritional biochemists, a seven-
KEYNOTE: Sally Obermeder and Maha Koraiem, SWIISH.com
Channel 7 tv presenter, Sally Obermeder came up with the idea of kick-starting swiish.com, her “luxe for less” website when she was recovering from cancer. If you’re unfamiliar with the television personality’s cancer battle, Sally was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer, the day before she gave birth to her first child, Annabelle Grace, in 2011. She underwent 16 months of gruelling chemotherapy and a double mastectomy, and successfully beat it. Together with her younger sister, Maha they’ve successfully launched bestselling books, a frozen smoothie and superfood powder line and sell homewares, fashion and beauty through their online store.
IN CONVERSATION WITH: Bonnie Hindmarsh, Lana Taylor
& Erin Cayless, Three Birds Renovation
Friends for 15 years, the ‘Three Birds’ walked away from their corporate careers three years ago in pursuit of a more fulfilling life. Rather than work long hours to build someone else’s business, they wanted to work shorter hours to build their own. When they started renovating a house, they soon realised they weren’t just building a house, but their own dream lives. They’ll inspire you to do the same.
IN CONVERSATION WITH: Kayla Itsines, Kelsey Wells & Sjana Elise Earp
Kayla Itsines is arguably one of Australia’s most well known personal trainers and entrepreneurs. She is the creator of a series of fitness e-books titled Bikini Body Guides and a meal-planning and workout app, Sweat with Kayla. Together with her sweat coaches and fellow trainers, Kelsey Wells and Sjana Elise Earp, they’ll cover how they win at social media, how they deal with haters and why combining forces has been the best business move they’ve ever made.