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Networking Event - TWILIGHT EVENING

Venue: Jo-Jo's Restaurant, 170 Melbourne Street, South Brisbane
Date: Wednesday, 21 March, 2018
Time: 6:00PM - 8:00PM
RSVP Date: Tuesday, 20 March, 2018

Creating Change and Leading with Success

Bernadette Eriksen - Founder | Chief Executive Officer, Flavour Creations | 2017 Telstra Qld Business Woman of the Year

Bernadette Eriksen - Flavour CreationBernadette 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. 

50 per cent of aged-care residents suffer from malnutrition and dehydration. Flavour Creations’ pre-thickened drinks and nutritionally-advanced product solutions assist clients from infants to the elderly to restore their diet by making their food enticing and accessible. Bernadette founded Flavour Creations over 20 years ago, and her products can now be found in every government-owned hospital and the private sector in Australia.
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. 

“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.

What You Will Learn:

  • Be Brave and Passionate about what you do
  • How to Survive in business – turning ideas into reality
  • Embrace the challenges you face head on
  • Become THE Industry Leader.

What you Will need:

Your business cards - you won't be able to participate effectively without them. A refined introduction pitch - You get 30 seconds so make it count. Be attentive - Show more interest in others than in yourself. Be memorable - Use a unique point of difference to ensure you shine in the crowd.

How to promote your business at this event:

Lucky Door Prize:  If you are a WNA Member, bring along a lucky door prize and brochures for the networking table. This is a great opportunity to promote your business and gain a bit more leverage on the night.  Call Head Office on T: 1800 052 476 if you need more information.  

FREE Expo Tables: Whilst making an online booking WNA Members have the option of securing a Free Expo Table. If the option doesn't appear it indicates all spaces have been secured. Read details about how to participate.  


You will receive a complimentary drink on arrival along with a delicious Lebanese platters.  A cash bar is available.

Special Diets: If you have any dietary needs please ensure you indicate this in the comments section of your booking form. To discuss further contact us on T: 1800 052 476.

Parking: There is limited complimentary onsite parking at this venue. There is off-street parking available in Manning Street and Surrounds. Night Parking starts from $5.00 via Secure a Spot Parking


Members $35.00 | Visitors $50.00  Come along for the first time at Member rate - ASK ME HOW!  Join WNA now and attend at the discounted Member Rate.

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