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The Big Conference is coming to town

HerCanberra Team

An event where conversations about what it takes to struggle and succeed in small business are encouraged, and where connections of meaning will be made.

The Big Conference on Saturday, 14 October follows on from The Women’s Collective’s successful 2015 Conference. Following continuous calls for a second Conference, TWC co-founder and owner Georgie King is delivering in spades.

The Big Conference is delivering a big agenda, big names and big action for entrepreneurial women.

On Friday it was announced that Jess Rufus, Founder & CEO of Collabosaurus, a successful national matchmaking platform for brands of all sizes, will head the line-up of speakers. Georgie said the event will opens the door to conversation about what it takes to struggle and succeed in small business.

“The Women’s Collective recognises the connections and networking that goes into building up your resource and client pool. We also recognise the sacrifices that go unnoticed in order for you to pursue those dreams,” she says.

The conference will take place in the luxe Vibe Hotel.

The conference will take place in the luxe Vibe Hotel.

The Big Conference is bringing big names like Jess Rufus to town to help women in business or with side hustle gain insight into what it takes to grow a successful brand, acknowledging the good and the bad, and the importance of collaboration and lifting others up and never putting them down.

There is no minimum requirements and no level of accomplishment needed, The Big Conference is a place where we can be real and raw, but most importantly, thrive!

With TWC and The Big Conference, Georgie hopes to foster a safe and genuine place where women can celebrate both big and little successes, and be safe enough to be vulnerable and share about what they need to learn more about.

Not many conferences nurture such an authentic atmosphere, protected from the over exaggeration of achievements and boasting within mingling and small talk.

The Big Conference was born out of a need to be able to rock up somewhere and not need to prove yourself, or your business, but celebrate your stage where ever you are with like-minded women.

This year TWC is excited to welcome a team of seven presenters, and six influencers to their stage, to give attendees the 411 on everything business related — Coaching, PR + Marketing, Social Media, Accounting and Financial planning, with a team of influencers also chatting about their experiences in business and their top tips for success.

Among the line-up announced so far is Helen Roe, speaker, coach and author of Girl Tribes; Sheena Ireland, director of local communications agency Specialists in Communications; Gen Y Network Business Expert Kata Cser; Alicia Xyrakis, Canberra’s fashion darling and owner of Rebel Muse; Katie Hodlic, influencer and entrepreneur behind the popular Melbourne and now Australia-wide delivery business Afternoon Pick Me Up, local blogger Jem Mrdak from A Stylish Moment, with more announcements still to come.

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