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League of Extraordinary Women Brisbane Volume II

On Thursday 21st Feb, we will be hitting Brisbane running. Spend the evening with other extraordinary women, induldge in a few cocktails and listen to two of Australia’s most amazing Female Entrepreneurs speak. They will be sharing their stories and personal trips on how to build a successful business.


Tracey Guile – After a such an inspirational appearance as a panelist for the Miss Representation event, we knew we just had to get Tracey back on her own! A personal trainer, Tracey started competing in body building only three years ago and has quickly jumped to the top of her field. With her first Personal Training studio due to open this year, Tracey will be telling you all about her experiences and how she’s used goal setting to propel herself forward.

Francesca Webster – Francesca Webster has built her beauty business around the idea of nurturing successful women. In 2004 she began Brazilian Beauty because wanted use her corporate skills and strong drive to give others the opportunity to succeed as business women in their own right.

Sixteenth in BRW’s Fast Franchise list in 2011, QLD Woman In Franchising 2011, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Finalist 2012, Brisbane Business News Young Entrepreneur Finalist 2012, Brazilian Beauty, headquartered in Queensland, now has 14 locations and a turnover of more than $9 million with further expansion plans beginning with 3 new salon openings in 2013.

Francesca’s motto is to stay focused, be passionate and don’t let anyone tell you that it can’t be done.


Venue: Marriott Brisbane, 515 Queen St, Brisbane

Start Time: 6:15pm arrival with 6:30pm start.

End Time: Speakers commence around 7pm finish at approximately 9.00pm with mingling time afterwards

There will be the opportunity to purchase food and drink on the evening, but otherwise we recommend you eat before you come.

All tickets include admission, entry to the lucky door prize and a one of our extraordinary goodie bags.

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League of Extraordinary Women Sydney Evening Showcase

On March 12, The League will be returning to Sydney. With some of our most captivating speakers yet, we are ready to catch up, learn a lot and make some new extraordinary friends. Join us to hear these inspirational women tell their stories and learn all of their insider tips on how to run a successful business.


Bonnie Lythgoe – Bonnie Lythgoe is the director and producer of Lythgoe Family Productions but you may be more familiar with her from her work on So You Think You Can Dance!

With a career spanning more than 30 years, Bonnie’s achievements as a dancer, choreographer, director, TV presenter, TV producer and Broadway producer are second to none. Bonnie originally began her career as a dancer at the Corona School for Performing Arts in London before going on to earn roles as an actor, presenter and director of many London musical theatre shows including Grease, West Side Story and the Royal Variety for HRH Queen Elizabeth to name just a few.

In more recent years Bonnie was a producer on the first three series of American Idol before moving onto So You Think You Can Dance. One of the more recent highlights of her career was being selected as a judge for the Australian version of this show as she had a chance to follow her dream of moving to Australia and expanding her professional career here.

Bonnie is a strong, determined woman whose passion for music, dance and theatre is driving her latest project of bringing “Panto” to Australia.

We’re delighted to have Bonnie join us.

Vashti Whitfield – Brace yourself for this. We recommend a stock of tissues and waterproof mascara to hear Vashti’s story, but we promise it’s going to come with a healthy dose of inspiration too.

The wife of Andy Whitfield, (star of Spartacus) who passed away from cancer, Vashti has worked as a life coach for over 11 years. She aims to inspire people to get the most out of their lives via her work and blog. This is going to be one speaker you definitely don’t want to miss! Twitter @maybemcqueen


Venue: The Argyle Rocks, 18 Argyle St The Rocks Sydney (Belvedere Bar)

Public transport: 5 minute walk from Circular Quay train or ferry station. Street parking available.

Start Time: 6:30pm arrival, speaker starts 7pm

Ticket Includes: Admission, drink on arrival, canapes, lucky door prize, gift bags

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