Finally, here we are!!
We are so excited to be back and bringing you an amazing day of fun,
great music and food, inspiration, connection,
and best of all - stacks of give-aways!!
Wed 22nd November 2023
9.00am - 4.30pm
De Grandi's Winery
(formerly Traralgon Vineyard)
Girls With Hammers is an initiative by Kerryn Vaughan and Nicky Williams focused on presenting events aimed at empowering women. No we're not about power tools or wood working classes although they do sound pretty neat and we just might include this down track! But for now we are about making sure women have what they need to be strong, treated fairly and respected for who they are rather than who society expects them to be. Essentially we support an 'I CAN' attitude and know without a doubt that every woman is incredible - some just need to find their feet. Over many years of campaigning for equality by millions of women, it seems that women as a whole are still a long way from achieving that ultimate goal. This troubles us deeply so we've decide we're not going to sit around and complain about it - we are doing something about it!
Conferences – Our 2018, 2019, 2021 & 2022 Gippsland Conferences were massive successes, and we couldn't be more proud. Our keynote in 2018 was the incredible Jean Kittson - comedian, TV & radio personality and celebrated author. In 2019, we were entertained by the legendary celebrity doctor and radio host, Dr Sally Cockburn (AKA Dr Feelgood). And in 2021, we were blessed to hear the incredible story of the remarkable Sandra Pankhurst, who's life was the focus of the best selling book 'The Trauma Cleaner'. Sadly, Sandra passed a short time after our conference and we are deeply saddened by her passing, we are also grateful we could play a small part in keeping Sandra's legacy alive.
Our 2022 conference was blessed with keynote Tammy van Wisse, Australian swimming icon and multiple world record holder.
At all conferences our other brilliant speakers shared their stories, reaffirming our mission to inspire women to be the best they can be, particularly in terms of believing in themselves and honouring their truth.
Mission statement – To empower every woman we work with to live the life she deserves.
Why us? – Why not! Both Kerryn and Nicky have extensive experience in the social sector working with vulnerable families, and have empowered countless women. Kerryn is also an international speaker, author, NFP director, facilitator, podcast host and behaviour specialist. Kerryn's dynamic energy graces the stage, while Nicky's business management skills keep the show running very smoothly from behind the scenes. By bringing our skills and experience together to form Girls With Hammers, we hope many women (and girls) will have the opportunity to gain self confidence and be the voice for a world that encourages women to shine.
PO Box 407, Sale VIC 3853
ABN: 67 708 153 507