This September Women of Influence will help you discover your reason for being at a special breakfast event on Thursday 9th September, at RACV Royal Pines Resort. 

You will hear from a panel of experts as they share the concept of living with a purpose including Ikigai enthusiast Jane Welsh who delivered a TedXtalk on the topic, Professor Julie Jomeen, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Health at Southern Cross University and Megan Bardsley, Emotional Wellbeing Manager from Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat.

Learn to find the JOY again, because without it, what’s the point?


Jane Welsh

Ikigai Enthusiast and Social Justice Advocate

Originally from Gold Coast, Jane has lived and worked abroad for over twenty years, and in February, Jane and her family moved home permanently.  She is a social justice activist and worked in international community development, focusing on gender-based violence, disability inclusion, and reproductive health. She has a Bachelor of Social Science Honours from Southern Cross University and was a Rotary World Peace Fellow at the University of North Carolina and graduated with a Masters in Anthropology. Currently Jane is working on a sustainable fashion and homewares brand, which is inspired by her own Ikigai journey and she hopes that everyone can find “a reason to get up in the morning”!

Professor Julie Jomeen - Executive Dean of the Faculty of Health

Professor Jomeen is a nurse and a midwife. Having worked clinically for 15 years, she entered higher education to firstly undertake a Masters in Health Research and then a PhD in midwifery and reproductive health. Julie’s key research focus is on perinatal mental health and psychological health in childbearing women for which she has become a world recognised expert. Professor Jomeen also has expertise in measures development, with a strong focus on empowerment through collaborative service development work and pathways of care. She has been in University leadership roles for over a decade and is passionate about supporting health students to success.

Megan Bardsley - Emotional Wellbeing Manager

Megan is a Yoga Instructor, Journey Practitioner, and Emotional Wellbeing and Equine Therapy Practitioner from Gwinganna, who will share stress-relieving techniques to help you navigate your way through these stressful moments in life. 

Jodi Robertson - Vice President and Coach

The Q & A session at this event will be led by Jodi Robertson, our very own living example of Ikigai! 

Jodi has been with Women of influence for 10 year’s and is our Vice President, she is also a business coach and life coach, an Arbonne Regional Vice President and is a charismatic and eloquent speaker. Jodi completed her Masters in Japan and so she has an understanding and connection with the concept of Ikigai.

September Event

Discover your reason for being!