VIC WIF Breakfast: Creating Happier and Healthier Workplaces (SOLD OUT)
The FCA Women In Franchising Committee invites you to a special breakfast event on ‘Creating Happier and Healthier Workplaces’.
Come along to hear our special guest keynote speaker, Dr Addie Wootten, from the charity Smiling Mind, which provides preventative mental health programs to Australian workplaces and families. $5 from every ticket sold will be donated to the Smiling Mind charity. Smiling Mind’s vision is to help every mind thrive and their mission is to provide accessible life-long tools to support healthy minds.
Dr Addie Wootten will then be joined by franchisors in an open and honest panel discussion, including Amber Biesse (Nurse Next Door Home Care Services Australia) and Jacqui Loveridge (San Churro) on how they are actively helping create happier and healthier workplaces, ultimately leading to ‘Making Lives Better’.
With the ups and downs over the last couple of years, this is an event not to be missed, with work and life more intertwined then ever before, and for many their home is now their workplace (at least part of the time).
As an attendee you will walk away not only with a goodie bag, but more importantly with insights into how to incorporate health and wellness into your workplace (and your life), which then can flow on to your team, franchisees, customers, and your family.
Dr Addie Wootten, CEO of Smiling Mind and Clinical Psychologist
Dr Addie Wootten’s experience as a Clinical Psychologist combined with comprehensive knowledge of research and e-health bring both academic expertise and commercial acumen to her role as CEO of Smiling Mind.
A widely-published mental health commentator and highly-regarded speaker, Addie’s leadership and passion for empowering people to take a positive and proactive approach to their own mental health has seen the organisation grow beyond a mindfulness app to become an active part of the mental health ecosystem.
Under Addie’s stewardship, Smiling Mind provides preventative mental health programs that deliver real generational change for Australian families.
Amber Biesse, CEO, Nurse Next Door Home Care Services Australia
Amber has owned and operated multiple successful businesses over the past 30 years.
In 1993, with husband Matt Fitton, she opened Wildflower Restaurant in Canterbury, winning not just industry awards but also the 1995 Victorian Government’s Small Business Award for Best Small Business (Metro).
In 2001, she moved into boutique property development, and then, in 2005, Amber Hope Design was born, specialising in high end luxury home & garden design.
During a 2 year sabbatical in Vancouver in 2017, the couple stumbled upon Nurse Next Door, a Canadian home care franchise, looking to expand into Australia with a Master Franchisor. This was exactly the scalable, purpose driven, business opportunity they were looking for and, in 2019, Nurse Next Door launched in Australia.
Jacqui Loveridge, Chief Financial Officer, San Churro
Jacqui commenced with Deloitte Australia and has more than 20 years’ experience as CFO of businesses across a diverse range of industries from horse racing and furniture manufacture to fashion and insurance.
Jacqui commenced as CFO at San Churro, a franchise business of over 50 chocolate and churros cafes in Australia, in 2017.
She is responsible for Corporate Services which includes, Finance, HR, IT and Legal and sits on the Board as Company Secretary.
Vanessa Wilmot, Operations Director, Geotech Information Services (MC & Facilitator)
Vanessa Wilmot is a Director at Geotech Information Services, with over 20 years experience in research and consulting to major national and international brands.
Vanessa’s expertise is in data and predictive analytics (including sales prediction modelling) and developing robust network plans for clients to drive more effective, and profitable, strategies.
Vanessa has a passion for ‘Big Data’, using data mining techniques to assist clients understand more about their customers or members, spending patterns and who is most likely to respond to various marketing activities.
Vanessa is a passionate advocate of women in business, and is part of the Women In Franchising Vic-Tas committee, as well as being a member of the Franchise Council of Australia and a Certified Franchise Executive.
Members: $70 inc. GST
Non-Members $140 inc. GST
*$5 from every ticket sold will be donated to Smiling Mind charity.
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649 Bridge Road, Richmond VIC 3121