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NSW WIF High Tea 28/4/2017

Join us for the Annual Women In Franchising High Tea

Celebrating the Success and Growth of Women in Franchising, 28 April, 2017

This event brings women from the franchising community together every year. It is our day to network, enjoy a little bit of indulgence and celebrate our achievements together.

This year will feature keynote speaker, Jacinta McDonell Founder of Anytime Fitness & The Human Kind Project, as well as an outstanding panel:

  • Amber Turnball, General Manager, JustCuts Franchising,
  • Wendy Donaldson, General Manager, World Manager, and
  • Fiona Pearman, Director, Brand Illumination

Jacinta and the expert panel will address:

  • Mental toughness
  • The benefit of having a mentor and where to find them?
  • Career change & progression

We are also excited to announce a new venue! With the success of the previous years' High Tea, we are moving to a bigger and better venue at Le Montage so no one will miss out!  There is still plenty of free parking for all.

Of course there will also be the traditional High Tea and Glass of bubbly on arrival as well as plenty of time to meet new connections, share stories and learn from each other.

Event Details:


1:00pm to 4:00pm


Friday 28 April 2017


Le Montage - Marquee
38 Frazer St
Lilyfield  NSW  2040


$75 Members, $90 Non-members

Parking: Complimentary parking is available onsite

About the Guest Speaker:

Jacinta McDonell Founder of Anytime Fitness & The Human Kind Project

Jacinta McDonell launched the highly successful US franchise Anytime Fitness with her brother Justin and business partner Richard Peil into Australia in 2008. With over 400 clubs now in Australia and 2700 clubs and 2 million members' worldwide, it has become the quickest growing segment of the world's fastest growing fitness chain, and is Australia's number one health club chain.

As well as setting up Australia's most successful fitness brand, being a mother of three children, Jacinta's entrepreneurial spirit has led her to commence development of other businesses now set to launch in the very near future. This makes her a true inspiration to Australian business women.

Jacinta's history of charity work is no secret. In 2014, she personally raised over $110,000 for The Hunger Project Australia, which could be used to provide 200 communities with the ability to purchase food-processing equipment, provide 2,000 people with microfinance loans, and train up to 50,000 rural villagers on agricultural practices.

Jacinta then went on a trip to Malawi, to see firsthand what these funds were achieving. She witnessed work in Malawi that could be a solution to end hunger by 2030 through changing the mentality of villagers from a hand-out to self-sufficiency. Jacinta said, "It is by changing the mentality from one of scarcity to feeling empowered that real change can happen". Jacinta and her team, now work tirelessly to find, fund and support work that delivers this vision.  After this trip, Jacinta started her own foundation, the Human Kind Project. The Human Kind Project is registered with the ACNC and as a DGR2 status foundation looks to raise funds for and on behalf of worthy and like minded not for profit organisations.

"Human Kind Project is an organization invested in mindset change. It encourages and empowers people and business to create change. We do this by questioning the status quo, inspiring those who can effect change and by throwing light on the limitless possibility of the human kind."


Venue: Le Montage, Sydney
Venue Address: 38 Frazer St, Lilyfield NSW 2040
Starting: 1:00 PM
Saturday 29th April 2017
Ending: 4:00 PM
Phone Enquiries: 1300 669 030

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