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Wed 20 Jun 2018 @ 11:45 am - 2:00 pm

Executive Round Table Luncheon – Exclusive

Bernadette Eriksen

Being Brave and Passionate about making a difference to people's lives

Speaker: Bernadette Eriksen - Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Flavour Creations

Women’s Network Australia’s Executive Round Table Luncheon is a forum for open discussion on the latest business, management, leadership and entrepreneurial issues. It’s an opportunity to make new connections, network with each other and share strategies, engage opinions, and canvas comments on issues relating to industry sectors. It also affords the chance to reconnect with those you may have lost track of and tap into expertise and updates from the Table Topic of the day.

At each of the luncheons we place a spotlight on one of Brisbane’s senior business leaders and introduce you to their business and expertise in the marketplace and as they lead the Table Topic of the Day.  Please note that this is capped at 20 attendees.

About Bernadette Eriksen,
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Flavour Creations

Bernadette Eriksen took an unorthodox route into the food industry. After considering studies in food technology, she instead chose accountancy, arming herself with the knowledge to run a business. Now, Bernadette is the CEO of Flavour Creations, a company that provides essential nutrition services to some of Australia’s most vulnerable people, primarily those living with dysphagia.

At the 2017 Telstra Queensland Business Women’s Awards, Bernadette won the Telstra Queensland Business Woman of the Year Award and Entrepreneur Award. She was also named the Greater Brisbane Woman in Business of the Year Award 2017. In addition, Flavour Creations won the Queensland Urban Utilities Award for Product Innovation for its Dysphagia Cup at the 2017 Brisbane Lord Mayor’s Business Awards.

The Vinnies CEO Sleepout

Don’t take your safe, warm bed for granted because tonight, over 116,000 homeless Australians may not be sharing the same luxury. Australia’s rates of homelessness have risen by 4.6 per cent over the last five years and the number of homeless women has doubled since 2013.

“Vinnies Sleep Out also tells other women in the community, be they homeless or in a violent or abusive domestic situation they are thinking of leaving, that there are a lot of us out there willing to go the extra mile to support them.” Says Bernadette.

Bernadette is participating in the Vinnies CEO Sleepout on 21 June. This year, Vinnies CEO Sleepout aims to raise $6.42 million nationwide for Vinnies’ services for people experiencing homelessness and disadvantage. Bernadette will share her reasons for braving a cold night of sleeping rough.

Flavour Creations initially set a fundraising target of $5000 and we have already reached that by doing a lot of initiatives in the company and community. Many of our suppliers have made a donation and written back to me personally giving me their encouragement.

“I hope my business success shows other aspiring female entrepreneurs that we all have the ability and responsibility to create the kind of world we want to live in.” Bernadette Eriksen, Telstra Women’s Business Awards, October 2017.

Our Corporate Ambassador

The Executive Round Table Luncheon is hosted by Corporate Ambassador Ufficiale Hon.Teresa Gambaro represented Federal seat of Petrie and Brisbane, was the Assistant Minister for Defence, Foreign Affairs and Immigration. Teresa is currently a Business Mentor for the QUT Fostering Executive Womens Program. Teresa is also a passionate for health and research and advocate for homelessness, mental health and Vice President of the Lymphodema Association of Qld. She is passionate about raising awareness and research for this condition. In 2017 was awarded a Knighthood Order of Merit from Italy for my work in Foreign affairs and Defence.


On Arrival: Pre-luncheon drink followed by cash bar.
Beverages: Freshly brewed coffee and selection of fine and herbal teas and water on tables.
Main Course:  Choice of the following:
Baked + glazed eggplant w native tamarind relish + young coconut salad
Market fish roasted over coals w seaweed butter + grilled lemon
Wood grilled Scotch fillet w Blackbird coleslaw + Kampot pepper sauce

Dessert: Choice of the following:
Warm brown sugar cinnamon sponge w drunken raisins, red love apples, vanilla ice cream
German style cheesecake w quince cooked in honey, rosemary, verjus sorbet
Mandarin crème caramel, oat shortbread w clementine, yoghurt gelato

Special Diets: Special dietary requirements are to be indicated in the comments section of your booking form. Due to venue policy we are required to give 3 working days notice prior to this event for special diets that are to be served on the day. Sorry, but any special diet bookings received after this time cannot be guaranteed. To discuss further contact us on 1800 052 476.

Tickets – MAXIMUM 20 Pax

Members: $99.00 | Visitors: $129.00
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