Women of Influence is a not for profit organisation; our purpose is to provide a forum for motivated and successful businesswomen to network, learn and connect.

Our events are designed to deliver guests an enjoyable, educational and entertaining experience and provide the opportunity to meet like-minded people.

The organisation was first started as Women in Finance – Gold Coast Chapter in May 2005 – we rebranded as Women of Influence in 2010.

Our guests enjoy a warm and professional environment which is more like a community.   We welcome women (and a few brave men) from a wide range of industries including financial, legal, retail, real estate, beauty, technology, tourism, Government, not for profit and more.  

Women of Influence became an Incorporated Association in April 2011 and is now known as Women of Influence Queensland Inc

Meet Our Team

From left: Jodi Robertson, Nicola Buchanan, Georgia Lane, Yvette Mason, Donna Clarke, Leschen Smaller, Chelsey Grbcic, Anita Thornton. Absent: Alana Ryzner

Roles & Responsibilties

Vice President

Regional Vice President – Arbonne International

WOI Committee Member and Venue Manager

Deposit & Payments Manager – Suncorp Bank

Strategic Adviser

Director – Element Business & Accounting Solutions

Administration & Events Coordinator, Regional Vice President Arbonne International
Committee Member

Financial Planner – Retirement Specialist

Committee Member

National Special Counsel and Practice Leader of Shine Lawyers’ Medical Law Practice


1. Connect

Connect guests in a non-threatening atmosphere

2. Educate

Educate our audience by delivering qualified and engaging presenters

3. Deliver

Deliver a professional event that runs on time

4. Add Value

Add value for guests, sponsors and speakers