The Empowerment Challenge


Special Guest MC Nicky Buckley

Event Details

Date: Thursday October 17th

Time: 6pm to 9pm

Where: The Pier Geelong - Cunningham Pier, 10 Western Foreshore Rd, Geelong.


Live Music, Silent Auction, Inspiring Guest Speakers

Enjoy an evening of inspiration with like minded people wanting to make a difference.

Arrival drink including a choice of either sparkling, white or red wine, beer or cider. Remainder of beverages to be purchased at bar prices.

Platters of delicious appetisers and canapés will be served throughout the night. The evening will be Emceed by local and well renowned and respected personality Nicky Buckley.

Hear the amazing stories from two incredibly strong inspiring women and motivational speakers Jules Allen and Lynda Mori, as they share their journey of challenges and successes.

Local musician Jack Woodfine will entertain us with an acoustic set. And we’ll be having a silent auction with many items donated by local businesses.

Be inspired by two amazing stories from two very strong women.

Jules Allen

Engaging her audience Jules does not shy away from the challenges she now perceives as her greatest asset. Having experienced years of childhood sexual abuse and a family breakdown Jules went on to become a youth at risk. As a consequence of heavily drug and alcohol addiction Jules made decisions that further complicated her world such as landing in a domestic violence situation. So when she speaks to Gen Y on how to survive trauma and adversity, and then go on to make a positive difference in their lives – they listen. Furthermore, Jules went on to care for 32 Foster children. She is the proud Mother of three adult children, a blend of her own, fostered and adopted.

Lynda Mori

Lynda’s upbringing and early adult life has often been described as “So bad you only ever see it in the movies.” Most people who knew Lynda during this time would say she was just your average family mum, albeit a young one having had her first child at 18 years old and third by 21. For the few people who got a glimpse of her world behind the scenes, it couldn't have been further from the truth. As her close friend once said, “Who needs TV when I know you, it’s like watching a show play out in real life.”

Nicky Buckley

Nicky Buckley is one of Australia’s most recognised female faces and well-respected household names.

Known for the longevity of her successful Modelling and Television Career, behind the scenes Nicky has spent the past 20 years working as an M.C. for Corporate conferences and functions with many well-known Australian companies. Some of these associations have spanned in excess of 10 years. 

Always one to have a few different projects on the go, Nicky is loving how her E-Commerce Skincare business Rodan and Fields is not only helping Women with their Skin but she is also able to mentor Women on how to create an at home business for themselves that they can have full control over.

Jack Woodfine

Local singer and guitarist Jack Woodfine will be performing at our launch.

Jack Woodfine is an up and coming singer and Guitarist from The Bellarine. He has been performing for around 4 years now and is slowly building a name for himself in the Geelong area. He mostly does acoustic covers but is starting to write his own stuff. Jacks greatest moment on stage was performing at Geelong after Dark at the Geelong Youth Court House.


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