$75.00 – $475.00
Our exceptional South Australian leaders will share stories of their career opportunities, setbacks, the scary bits and the celebrations. You’ll discover the things they did to shape their success and what each is doing to live their best life today.
The second Opt In and Stand Out forum for 2019 is sure to be a massive hit. Our goal is to invite inspiring South Australian women who have a compelling story to tell about their own challenges, professional highs (and lows), learnings and dreams for the future. Audiences truly appreciate the intimacy of the group size and the Speakers’ honest reflections, candour and inspiration.
Past Opt In and Stand Out speakers have included: Dr Fiona Kerr, Natasha Malani, Jess Trengove, Bronwyn Klei, Hon Rebekha Sharkie MP, Elaine Bensted, Amelia Mulcahy and Dr Ysabella Van Sebille.
Our Speakers for this Opt in and Stand Out forum are Bree May and Tanya Cole.
South Australian Bree May was first known for being crowned champion of Channel Seven’s reality cooking competition “My Kitchen Rules”. Since winning the title in 2014, Bree continues to express her love and passion for food and cooking through her bespoke catering business, freelance writing, styling and recipe development, cooking classes, guest appearances, live cooking demonstrations and event hosting. She also has her own food obsession blog and website: www.foodaccordingtobree.com and artisan ketchup line ‘Ketchup According to Bree’ which she personally hand-crafts in the picturesque Adelaide Hills.
Bree has extensive experience in the kitchen having professionally catered for intimate groups to large scale events. She also loves sharing her recipes, as she believes food is meant for sharing, and has developed a reputation for preparing delicious food using simple and real ingredients.
Bree values giving back to the community and helping others by keenly supporting charitable organizations that are close to her heart. She is an official ambassador for The Hospital Research Foundation and their annual ‘The Longest Table’ cancer awareness and research fundraising initiative, as well as an official ambassador for Bone Health Foundation. She also works closely with OzHarvestSA and The Big Issue among others.Bree is an official state brand ambassador for Brand South Australia – The not-for-profit custodian of the South Australian state brand; http://www.brandsouthaustralia.com.au/ and an official ambassador for the Brand South Australia campaign ‘I choose SA’; https://www.ichoosesa.com.au/
Bree is a fun-loving and energetic mother of two young girls. She enjoys spending time with her family, writing, travelling, volunteering, recipe creating and doing what she loves best of course; cooking!
Tanya is a passionate South Australian, born in the Mid North and has grown up in South Australia for most of her life. Over 20 years’ experience within the children’s services sector in Australia, driving strategic growth and product visibility, Tanya is seen as an expert within the early years field. She is dedicated to nurturing the future generation by supporting, educating and providing solutions to children, educators, families and business organisations. Entrepreneurial and innovative, Tanya is able to achieve results where others could not find a solution. Starting as a home-based business with two young children, over 20 years ago the company has grown to 38 office staff and up to 250 field staff. The Hessel Group provides professional childcare both in and out of the home, training educators for employment in childcare and disability through Enhance Training our Registered Training Organisation, and on site portable Creches.
Since 2013, travelling back and forth to China, identified opportunities for 0-3 as well as 3-6 teacher and parent training and established Hessel International. The first opportunity was designing and developing courses and curriculum (Hessel System and First 1000 Days) designed to assist with ensuring the theory learned is workable in a practical sense and operational in China but also flexible to be applied to any country. Her first JV with a Chinese company commenced in June 2015 and in November 2016, opened our first 0-3 early Learning Centre/ Training College in Shanghai which is a new venture for the Chinese community. Obviously Tanya enjoys a challenge. Tanya is based both in Adelaide and Shanghai and has two adult children.
Lauren Novak is Social Policy Editor for The Advertiser, Sunday Mail and advertiser.com.au in Adelaide, where she began her career as a cadet in 2005.Prior to this appointment, Lauren worked for more than seven years as a state Political Reporter. She specialises in coverage of gender equality, child protection and domestic violence policy and has won state and national accolades for this work.
Lauren joined the newsroom as an 18-year-old, straight out of high school and later went on to complete a Bachelor’s degree in media from Adelaide University. She is currently an Our Watch Walkley Foundation Fellow, joining 13 journalists from around Australia to learn how to responsibly report on violence against women and children. She has previously taken part in fellowships on international aid in Cambodia and digital media in the US.
In addition to print reporting, Lauren provides live commentary for ABC Radio, records the #OfftheRecordSA podcast with News Corp colleagues and is expanding her portfolio as an event moderator and MC. Outside of journalism, Lauren is a Board Director and Social Media Manager for Spence Club Inc., a networking organisation established to celebrate and foster young professional South Australian women.