International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women
past, present and future.

Gala Ball Women Speakers

ONDINA GREGORIC - PRESIDENT OF WOMEN CHIEFS OF ENTERPRISES INTERNATIONAL (AUSTRALIA)

Through a professional career spanning over 28 years, Ondina has developed her position amongst Australia's leading business women in the fashion, skin care and personal image industries. Ondina opened her first business at age 21 and within 6 years developed the Ondina Brand, which at inception offered a platform of 3 Cosmetic and Beauty Clinics, employing 15 staff and turning over in excess of $1 million annually. Developing the 'Ondina' Brand and building on the exposure from both cosmetic and fashion, Ondina branched out into one-on-one professional workshops and opened Canberra'a first appointment only Fashion-for-Women Studio targeting executive women and high end corporate clients.

LOU HARTY - DIRECTOR OF LOUCRATIVE Pty Ltd

After 21 years in the Australian Army and the only female guard commander for her Royal Highness the Queen – Lou made a life changing decision to leave the Army and empower women. Over the last 5 years Lou has partnered with 21st Century Education as a public speaker and educator – communicating with women across the world that they can have whatever they want and a successful career.

FABE KEILY - CEO & FOUNDER OF WHAT WORKING WOMEN WANT

What Working Women Want is passionate about equipping women to excel at Work and enjoy Life. They provide training to help you excel at work through their live and exciting workshops, seminars and retreats that are run in the Corporate, Government and Small Business sectors.

They also provide training to help you enjoy life through fun and inspiring Annual Events that are run throughout the country to educate women (and their partners) about the basic five: Beauty, Health, Relationships, Mindset & Money. Together with our Sponsors this is our way of giving back to the Working Women in the Community, because after all…..There’s More to Life than Work

TAMMY MAY - DIRECTOR OF MYBUDGET

At the age of 22, Tammy established personal budgeting company, MyBudget, following years of witnessing the impact of debt in her first job at a legal firm. The business has since grown into a national success story, with Tammy employing 100 staff, assisting more than 15,000 clients and combining her career with motherhood.

In 2007 Tammy was named Telstra South Australian Business Woman of the Year, she was also the Yellow Business Owner Award winner and the Australian Government Business Innovation Award winner. In 2010, MyBudget was listed in BRW as the 37th fastest growing company in Australia, and further to this Tammy was recognised by SmartCompany in its Top Female Entrepreneur list reaching number 32.

KELLY SMITH – FOUNDER OF CHOCOLATERIA SAN CHURRO

Less than two months after giving birth to her first child in 2006, Kelly opened her first Chocolateria San Churro; with 24 stores nationwide, San Churro is Australia’s fastest growing chocolate café. Recently ranked 22 in Australia’s 100 fastest growing companies (BRW Fast Starter’s List), and Australia’s 5th fastest growing franchise (BRW Fast Franchises List 2010), San Churro is the most exciting new franchise in Australia today..

LINDSAY TIGHE - FOUNDER OF INSPIRATIONAL COACHING & BETTER QUESTIONS ARE THE ANSWER

Described as inspirational, wise and intuitive, Lindsay lives and breathes the philosophy that if you ask a better question you will get a better answer and recently published her first book, ‘THE ANSWER – Improve Your Life By Asking Better Questions’. Lindsay holds an MBA from Macquarie Graduate School of Management and regularly speaks at a variety of functions. She has also been featured in national publications such as Woman’s Day, Good Health & Medicine, New Idea and the Qantas In-flight Magazine.

TANIA DE JONG AM - CEO & FOUNDER OF MUSIC THEATRE AUSTRALIA & CREATIVITY AUSTRALIA & CREATIVE UNIVERSE

Tania de Jong AM is a leading Australian soprano and social entrepreneur. She founded Creativity Australia and Creative Universe to improve wellbeing, engagement and innovation in organisations and communities. She has a Bachelor of Law (Honours) from the University of Melbourne and is a graduate of Victorian College of the Arts. Her numerous awards include Ernst and Young Australian Social Entrepreneur of the Year as Founder of The Song Room. Tania also consults to multinational organizations on creative leadership and innovation, works with a range of migrants and disadvantaged communities to build social capital.

 



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