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Storytellers: Actually I Can!

What better way to celebrate QLD Women’s Week & International Women’s Day than with a Cedar & Pine event that brings together a group of amazing women for a night of Storytelling (and maybe a glass or two of wine!) 

Join us on Tuesday night, March 6th for our “ Actually, I Can” evening where our Storytellers will share with you their inspiring stories of courage, strength and determination on the road to achieving their successes. 

Dress up a little (do something nice for you!) grab a few girlfriends or bring your daughters for a night designed to motiviate, inspire, connect and celebrate women. 

$25 - Drink on arrival and light finger food provided. 

Tickets are essential and can be booked here:


Every girl has a fire in her belly. Tanya Meessmann fans that flame through her dynamic ‘Girl Shaped Flames’ initiative. Listen to her story, why she started the programme that changes young girl’s lives and how she devotes her time to inspiring teen girls to be brave and push a little harder to achieve anything they are after. 

Michelle Young has been a fire fighter with the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services since 1995. One of the first Urban Female fire fighters in Queensland, Michelle's career has been littered with firsts. She became the first female station officer in 2001, the first female Inspector in 2008 and the first female Superintendent in 2015. Now a Chief Superintendant, and the highest operational ranked fire fighter in Australasia, Michelle’s story will definitely ignite a fire of determination in you! 

Superintendent Nelson has a lengthy and distinguished career in the Queensland Police Service and has made a significant contribution to policing.Recognised as an innovative leader who has contributed significantly to developing the capability of women in policing and growing women in leadership within the organisation, Inspector Nelson won the prestigious 2016 Telstra Australian Business Women’s Public Sector and Academia Award.  
As a female commissioned officer representing just 0.3 per cent of the organisation, there’s a fair chance Virginia’s story will inspire you to overcome any barrier stopping you from achieving your goals. 

Growing up in elite sport throughout the time where social media and the pressure to ‘be thin’ began to boom, has meant that Annie has had first hand experience of just how powerful negative self image and body image can be to the adolescent brain. This experience, her current studies and coaching young women not only in Gymnastics but in general health has enabled Annie to create a well being program called INSPIRE, specifically catered for teenagers and young adults- not at all bad for a 22 year old! Annie will share with you her story and provide some great examples of how best to support and nurture the well being of your daughters. 

Three-time Olympian and double Bronze Medallist Bronwen Knox is Australia's highest capped Water Polo player and one of Australia’s most successful athletes, representing the country in 300+ International Games. Currently training to make her forth Olympic Games in 2020, Bronwen is more than an Olympic Champion- you will be equally impressed by what she does outside the pool too! 

Be Inspired. Be Empowered.

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