International Women’s Day Navigating the Business Landscape: Lessons Learned and Advice Shared

This International Women’s Day join us for an inspiring morning dedicated to celebrating women in business.

Brisbane Economic Development Agency is proud to present a panel discussion featuring four remarkable local businesswomen who have paved their unique paths in the city.

This is your chance to connect with like-minded individuals, be inspired by powerful stories, and celebrate the achievements of women in business.

What to Expect:

  • Gain insights into the inspirations behind their entrepreneurial journeys.
  • Explore the opportunities and challenges that have shaped their decisions.
  • Learn key lessons and advice for aspiring businesspeople.
  • Discover how they are making a positive impact on the Brisbane community.

Secure Your Spot Now!

Mark your calendars, register your spot, and join us on March 8th for a morning filled with inspiration, empowerment, and celebration. Limited tickets are available, so act fast!

9.30am for 10.00am panel discussion to 11.30am. Morning tea will be provided.


Carly Brown – Une Piece

Carly Brown is the founder of UNE PIECE. The brand was born in Australia and inspired by the South of France, and is home of the world’s most beautiful swimwear. After 500 people joined the waitlist to buy before the UNE PIECE website was launched, UNE PIECE has rapidly grown to be a global brand – with sales from countries around the world and retail partnerships with David Jones and The Iconic in Australia. In the seven years since launch, UNE PIECE has grown their offering to include elevated One Piece swimwear, Sexie Rashies, Bikini Separates, Family Swim, as well as Resortwear and Apparel.  Carly has extensive experience in building global brands, working for global businesses including Revlon, Coca-Cola, Uber, Domino’s and Reckitt Benckiser in their Marketing and Management teams, both within Australia and the UK, prior to starting UNE PIECE. Carly produces and hosts an annual International Women’s Day event raising funds for Women’s Legal Service Queensland with her team and in collaboration with twenty other female founders. In 2023, UNE PIECE was named Best Small Independent Retailer at the Australia Post ORIAS Awards. Carly has also been named in Inside Retails’ Top 50 People of E-Commerce Awards.

Andrea Herklots – EveryBody Trikes and eBikes

Andrea Herklots is the co-owner of EveryBody Trikes and eBikes, a specialist provider of modified and adaptive trikes and ebikes for individuals living with limited mobility or disability. Formerly a spatial professional with over 30 years of experience, Andrea spent time as the Queensland Coordinator of Women in Spatial, bringing female spatial professionals together to learn, develop and assist each other. Andrea’s legacy of supporting others in business now extends to her work at Everybody Trikes and ebikes, where decades of experience meet a commitment to empowerment, shaping the future of accessible and sustainable transportation.

Paige McInnes – Little Change Creators

Paige McInnes, the visionary Founder and Creative Director of Little Change Creators, an Australian-owned children’s brand that passionately crafts meaningful gifts and toys for girls and boys aged 4+. A devoted mother of two, Paige’s journey began with a simple desire to entertain her children on-the-go. Her dedication extends beyond the realm of entertainment, aiming to minimise waste and instil kindness towards our planet. Through her partnership with Little Dreamers, Australia’s leading Young Carer organisation, Paige seeks to bring joy to children and families in need. More than a brand, Little Change Creators is Paige’s commitment to fostering hands-on, healthy play options that ignite creativity and fuel imagination in children.

Kylie Rowan – Founding Director, Styling Station Australia

Kylie Rowan is the founder of Styling Station, a not-for-profit, sustainable fashion hub based in Milton, offering a styling service to all women in the community through a pay-it-forward model. The model exists to restore hope and dignity to women in need while enabling fashion brands to minimise textile waste going to landfill. The concept appeals to a wide range of women and fashion brands in South East Queensland, as Styling Station provides an easy solution to engage in fashion sustainably while helping the community.

9:30 am • 120 minutes


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