A room full of Inspiration: Canberra Outlet’s Inspire event kicks off in style

Daniella Jukic 1 August 2019

Local stylists Tracey Davis and Sofia Polak give practical styling tips. Photos: Daniella Jukic / We Are Found.

In the loft of the Social Club in Kingston, a group of eager women came together to ask questions, be inspired and chase their dreams.

This was the first Inspire event hosted by the Canberra Outlet which brought together a collection of Canberra girl bosses, stylists and business mavens.

With over 60 participants the event was a sell-out success exploring entrepreneurship, style, finance, social media, beauty, and health and wellness. The day concluded with a relaxing yoga session.

This was the perfect environment to motivate women with amazing business ideas that they perhaps have been sitting on for fear of failure or simply not knowing where to start.

The discussions were unfiltered. Each host spoke frankly about their experiences in business including the highs, the lows and the failures they had experienced.

Each of the hosts added value to the day including Canberra business maven Renee Douros, the mastermind behind popular brands HOORAY! Magazine, The Social Club, The Floral Society, The Sugar Deli and Oh Hey Store; financial planner, accountant, mortgage broker and author, Natasha Janssens from Women with Cents; and Jessica Peris of The Beautique by Jessica Peris, to name a few.

The successful businesswomen highlighted that to be an entrepreneur you have to have a willingness to learn, seek out your own opportunities and push beyond your comfort zones.

Diana McKinlay, Region Media‘s lucky winner of a double pass to the event said that the event was exactly what Canberra was missing.

“I really enjoyed it, it was a good mix of styles of talks with both presentations and a moderated panel. The day also covered a variety of topics, business, style, and wellness, with the yoga session adding a nice touch.”

“The event was very inclusive and the one take-home message that resonated with me was that self-care is important for your professional self and it is not selfish.”

With participants leaving feeling more than inspired, it is certain that there will be a part two to follow!

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