THINK- ROOM FULL OF LADIES WHO HAVE THAT WAKE-UP, KICK ASS, CHANGE-THE-WORLD KINDA VIBE.
There's a seat waiting for you alongside 280 other dreamers, doers, creatives, change makers, action takers, girl bosses + downright curious women, as we spark conversation around making a difference in the world.
Picture fireside chats with the most thought provoking + heartfelt speakers. Women at the top of their game, handpicked especially for this event.
This half-day rally is crammed tight with inspiration, entertainment, delicious treats + a few surprises. Plus, you'll have time to sip cocktails with other inspired like-minded women at the after party.
Tickets will sell, get in quick! Pre sale tickets SOLD OUT, second release NOW SELLING!
inspiring speakers + entertainment + networking + so much more
SATURDAY 1st SEPTEMBER 2018 \\ #SheTheChange
she the change rally
69 Avoca Drive, Avoca Beach
Avoca Beach Theatre is a beautiful + historical building set in the picturesque beach side town of Avoca. You'll be right at home with the ocean just a stones throw away + walking distance from buzzing cafes + restaurants.
Where to stay
You can stay with our friends at Avoca Beach Hotel & Resort or there are plenty of great places in and around Avoca on Airbnb.
How the Day Works
STC Rally begins with coffee + hangs in the courtyard. There will be entertainment + food + STC merch stalls, so bring a few extra dollars to shop with. When the official part of rally kicks off you will hear from our contributors- Speakers, artists, cool story tellers + MORE! When the rally finishes (around 6 pm) you are invited to kick on at the after party (venue TBA).
We have women attending from all over Australia. Women of all ages, from all walks of life, with a heart to make a difference in the world.
If you are coming by yourself, fear not, we have a special mingling zone, where you can meet and make friends with other solos.
Whether you are alone or in a group you can expect to make genuine, heartfelt connections throughout the day!
Pre-Sale Front Section Reserved [SOLD OUT] $75
General Admission $85
Pay It Forward [purchase a ticket for a woman who may not be able to afford to go] $85 Girlboss Tickets [See all benefits] 2 Tickets $300
SPEAKERS + ENTERTAINERS + ARTISTS
RACHAEL LEAHCAR : SEASON ONE THE VOICE + MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER
Singer/songwriter Rachael Leahcar’s dynamic range, explosive vocals and powerful performances have stunned audiences across the globe.
Rachael smashed Australian television records when 4.1 million people tuned in to watch her Blind Audition on the first season of The Voice (2012). With a career that has seen her release three Top 10 ARIA charting albums, tour her live show to sold out crowds and travel to Italy to sing with Andrea Bocelli’s orchestra, Rachael has shown that she is capable of achieving anything despite being legally blind.
MEL WATTS : BLOGGER- THE MODERN MUMMA + METAL HEALTH & BODY POSITIVE ADVOCATE
Viral mummy blogger + Central Coast local.
Mel’s raw, unfiltered take on motherhood has warmed the hearts of women all over the world. Her no nonsense attitude about body image after children has her followers breathing a collective sigh of relief.
Her heartfelt message is loud and clear urging all women to value and love themselves.
IMOGEN BAILEY : ACTRESS + FOUNDER OF HONOURING HEART + BIRTH & END OF LIFE DOULA
Imogen Bailey is an accomplished Australian actress, artist and television personality. She is also a birth and end of life doula and a women’s circle facilitation trainer which she does through her women’s wellness start up Honouring Heart. She is an influencer and media commentator.
Imogen is also an ambassador for Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) and ChilOut Youth Ambassadors (Children out of detention) roles she has been committed to since taking part in the award winning SBS Australia series Go Back to Where You Came From which explored the journeys of refugees to Australia
AMY MOLLOY : JOURNALIST + EDITOR
Amy Molloy is a journalist, editor and Hay House author who produces uplifting content for the biggest names in global publishing.
Her sell-out book, THE WORLD IS A NICE PLACE: How to Overcome Adversity Joyfully is the product of ten years' worth of research, interviewing ‘empowered survivors’ about their coping mechanisms for overcoming the worst experiences of their life whilst still hoping for the best.
An advocate for mental health charities, Amy shares her story as an eating disorder survivor and a 23-year-old widow, who witnessed her father become paralysed from cancer when she was a teenager.
Specialising in ‘strategic happiness’, she believes that with the right tools and support we can all find contentment—regardless of our life circumstance.
PAM + HILDA: STORIES FROM Apartheid South Africa
Pam and Hilda grew up in South Africa and became great friends after a chance encounter in Australia. Pam is in the process of editing the final draft of her biography.
Hilda is a freelance photographer and photographed Pam as part of her photo series called ‘Skin’ that was exhibited at the HeadOn Photographic Festival in Sydney this year. The series explores culture and identity and opened up a conversation between Pam and Hilda about their experience growing up in Apartheid South Africa.
They will be sharing some of these stories and what they have learnt along the way.
KIM PIERCE : FOUNDER OF BABE AUSTRALIA
If you believe news.com headlines, Kim Peirce is making a motza selling her beauty products globally after throwing away her six figure corporate role - and has made it big time!
What Kim actually does heading her beauty & home wellness brand Babe Australia, is more akin to fighting in the trenches of retail warfare where each day requires the flexibility and focus of a seasoned yogi.
Founder of four start-ups, mother and speaker, Kim believes we are all capable of achieving anything we want - especially when we have the advantage of being born a woman.
RACHEL MILLS : CO-CREATOR SHE THE CHANGE
Inspired by volunteering in development projects in India and Brazil, Rachel wants to live in a world where every human has the opportunity to thrive. Rachel has been part of the World Vision Youth Team for four years. In 2012, Rachel completed a Fellowship at the School for Social Entrepreneurs and is passionate about ensuring the social change sector is sustainable.
Rach's latest social enterprise is 'The Posy Project'.
When she’s not trying to help ‘save the world’, you can find her trying to entertain her family with renditions of 80s music classics, eating her fair share of fair trade chocolate, checking out the latest social change initiatives online, and of course watching her two young daughters grow up way too fast!
GRACE VUETAKI : ARTIST + PHOTOGRAPHER
Grace Agnes Vuetaki is a full time Fine Arts student, she has had a passion for creating for as long as she can remember.
Inspired by her interests, and driven by her passions Grace's artwork usually represents a quirky feeling of happiness involving an interesting colour palette, and strong line work.
Grace will be doing a live painting on stage this year at She The Change!
KRISTY FOX : CO-CREATOR SHE THE CHANGE
Speaker + serial creative + co-founder of the global women's movement- She The Change, Kristy has earned her stripes working with + motivating women, having over 20 years experience in the youth, community and not-for profit sector.
Kristy is the co-founder of She The Change; a community of female change makers that host events and campaigns both online and in-person, with the aim of equipping and mobilising women to make a difference. When she speaks, people lean forward, eager to make a difference in their world.
Kristy's passion for ethical design and fashion has moved her to launch a clothing line which continues to support causes both locally and internationally.
DARLENE ZSCHECH : PASTOR + SINGER + AUTHOR + FOUNDER OF HOPE GLOBAL
Darlene Zschech is a highly acclaimed worship leader, composer, author and speaker who has pioneered contemporary worship music over the last 25 years.
It was during a Compassion trip to Central Africa in 2004 that Mark and Darlene were prompted to initiate Hope: Rwanda. Hope: Rwanda was a global endeavour designed to bring hope to a nation seemingly forgotten since the horrific genocide of 1994. The 100 Days of Hope (April 6 – July 15, 2006) project was strategically coordinated to cover the same 100 days that saw approximately 1 million people viciously slaughtered. Now this initiative spans across the world and has been aptly renamed, HOPE: Global. It continues to bring hope and healing to Rwanda, and a new ‘HOPE’ has spread into Cambodia, Indonesia and India. The HOPE: Global team are excited about all the future endeavours that continue to gather great momentum.
NIKI HENNESSY - AWARD WINNING PR STRATEGIST
Niki Hennessy, founder of Conscious Communication, is an award-winning PR strategist and coach. Niki believes that effective, strategic communication that is centred in heartfelt authenticity is the key to success in business (and life).
It’s Niki’s mission to empower purpose-driven entrepreneurs to build their business and fuel an abundant life through strategic, soul-centred marketing and communications.
ADELLE LAING : CO-CREATOR SHE THE CHANGE
Adelle Laing is co-founder of Circle Movement + inspiring speaker + blogger + social entrepreneur + passionate visionary.
Alongside her husband Chris they co-founded The Ark Cafe + The Welcome to Paradise Foundation. The Ark is a social enterprise that exists to support the Foundation. With a Multi-Purpose Care Facility called The Living Center in the slums of Madagascar, Support for Aid Workers in South Sudan, A food program for slave children in Nepal and many local initiatives the foundation is thriving!
Adelle’s background in social welfare working with some of Australia’s most disadvantaged young people has fueled her passion to be the change she wants to see in the world. Adelle is inspired by the words of Mother Theresa ‘Don’t just see the injustice but see the hope’. In 2014 Adelle won an Anti-Poverty Award and more recently was a business finalist in the 'Excellence in Social Enterprise Awards'.
BIANCA MUTUKURA : CENTRAL COAST SINGER +
Bianca is vibrant teenage singer songwriter based on Central Coast of NSW.
She will be playing a singing for us on the day + we cannot wait!
AMY MACKENZIE : LIFE + BUSINESS COACH
Amy is full-of-heart but holds-no-punches life and business coach, mentor and personal cheerleader for conscious, creative women on a purpose-filled mission. She combines her blend of soulful intuitive guidance, street smarts, strategy and coaching to help unleash the extraordinary woman within.
Amy has a unique way of being able to really see 'her', the woman behind the biz and loves supporting her clients to move through all that is holding them back, teaching them how to honour their deepest calling, own their worth and build a beautiful business in the process. Through Amy's guidance her clients feel ready to let the woman within lead the way and shine more brightly than ever before.
IMKE - TEENAGE POET
Teen poet and self taught spoken word artist Imke is new on the scene, but has a lot of to share.
Always writing from a personal space, Imke is an advocate for mental health awareness, human rights and more. She’s a passionate performer with a heart for people and poetry.
It was such a pleasure to be a part of The She The Change event. I was inspired by the wonderful women in the room and community that rallied together to bring love, laughter and support to one another. I laughed, I cried, I danced and I left feeling uplifted!
We are unable to offer any kind of refunds, transfers, exchanges, or credit.
WHAT TIME DOES THE SHE THE CHANGE RALLY START? WHAT TIME DOES IT END?
Registration + outdoor entertainment will kick off at 12 - The official program begins at 1 pm - And will finish around 6:30 pm before an after party onsite.
WHERE IS THIS EVENT HELD?
Avoca Beach Picture Theatre www.avocabeachpicturetheatre.com.au
WILL THERE BE FOOD AND DRINKS?
Yes, there will be snacks, water + juice provided throughout the day. Prior to the event + during the breaks you will have the opportunity to purchase meals + coffee + tea from the food vans on site or at local cafes or restaurants.
WHAT AGE IS THIS EVENT SUITABLE FOR?
IS THERE A BREAK?
There will be a short break. Details about the program will become clearer closer to the event
WHAT IF I HAVE DIETARY RESTRICTIONS?
Rest easy, we'll have plenty of options for everyone.
I AM AN INSPIRING SPEAKER, CAN I SPEAK AT THIS EVENT?
All of our speaker spaces are booked. We are however taking bookings for next year so by all means send us an email firstname.lastname@example.org
I'M INTERESTED IN SPONSORING!
Shoot us an email at email@example.com
WILL TICKETS SELL OUT?
We are expecting tickets to sell out.
ARE THERE CONCESSIONARY TICKETS
Yes, for Age Pensioner + Youth ( 17 years and under) and people who can't afford full priced tickets.
I CANT AFFORD TO GO BUT I'D REALLY LIKE THE OPPORTUNITY TO ATTEND
We have a select amount of tickets available for women who are unable to afford a ticket. Generous supporters have purchased a 'pay it forward' ticket. If you wish to apply for one of these tickets please email
WHO DO I CONTACT FOR QUESTIONS?
If you have any other questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
Organisers reserve the right to make adjustments/changes to the program + schedule (including guest speakers ).