Leaders Breakfast – 15 Oct 2020

WITH Tas 2020 Leaders Breakfast

Inspiration and insights aplenty for breakfast

As we emerge from "challenging times" into a "new normal" after "pivotting" our hearts out, let's raise a cuppa to being together face to face again.

It's likely the above phrases may be heard at our fourth annual Leaders Breakfast but we're confident that rather than making your eyes glaze over, the context will be completely different this time!

Join us for a morning of shared experiences, humour and insights with these three exceptional women - each with a different perspective and all inspiring.

Our Breakfast is on from 7.00am on Thursday 15th October at Crowne Plaza - BOOK HERE >

Meet our speakers:

Emily Briffa, Hamlet Cafe

Emily Briffa

When Emily moved to Hobart she noticed Tasmania's high level of unemployment and left her job as a chef to co-found Hamlet in 2016, a not-for-profit social enterprise with a difference. Hamlet provides practical work experience and hands-on training placements to people who face employment barriers such as limited English, long-term unemployment, physical or intellectual disabilities.

Hamlet has developed hands-on training programs for people seeking to gain experience in hospitality. More than 290 participants have completed over 25,000 hours of work experience and one third of participants have subsequently found paid employment. Hamlet is built on a foundation of community, a safe place where people can grow, learn and refine skills and empower themselves into the next chapter of their lives.

Emily works tirelessly in fundraising, community outreach, program and training development, communications and marketing all while managing the café operations. She fosters self-confidence and hope in people who previously felt that their options were limited.

Rachel Power, Waterfalls Cafe

Rachel Power

Rachel Power and her family were one of the first family travel bloggers in Australia many moons ago. That all changed however when they discovered Tasmania, the last Australian state for them to visit. Within 2 days their adventure became “where do we want to live” and when they visited Mt Field National Park their decision was made.

Eight years on, Rachel and her photographer husband Greg, have built an award winning Café and Gallery in the heart of Mt Field. Their passion is evident and infectious! Rachel’s PR work, teamed with Greg’s breathtaking imagery is just one reason behind their success, and the explosive growth in visitation to Mt Field National Park. Beyond their success however is the success and growth for a regional community dominated by small businesses. With an uncertain future of many regional timber towns, Rachel works hard to ensure a strong future through tourism. She personally trains and inspires young people in an effort to curb the youth unemployment.

Dedicated to a strong future, in 2016 Rachel was elected to the board of the Tourism Industry Council of Tasmania stepping down after two years to take on her role as Councillor for the Derwent Valley, and Council Rep to Destination Southern Tasmania, before moving on to new challenges more recently.

What’s next will astound you though… There is always more to Rachel’s story!

Megan Jerrard

Megan Jerrard

Founder of Mappingmegan.com, Solofemaletravelers.club, and Onlinegroupsuccess.com, Meg is an online content creator and digital marketing specialist, passionate about travel, storytelling, entrepreneurship and nurturing online communities.

As a professional content creator, Meg's travel writing has been widely published and acknowledged by publications such as National Geographic, the New York Times, Forbes, and British Airways High Life. As a Community Leader, she heads up Solo Female Travelers, a global travel community of 70,000 women founded to inspire, connect, and empower female travelers who love / want to travel solo.

Meg was born and raised in Southern Tasmania, though after moving away, and visiting 100+ countries, she discovered first hand that there's no-where on earth quite as special as home. Since having returned to Tasmania in 2017 she has been committed to promoting the local tourism scene on the world stage, and is an advocate for Tasmania as a world-class ecotourism destination.