Confidence Conference & Workshops
For teen girls in high school (Grades 7-12)

Coming to Townsville for the very first time, Girls Shaped Flames’  Confidence Conference and Workshops for teen girls in high school (Grades 7-12) have been designed to increase confidence, clarify direction and develop the courage needed to achieve goals.

Girl Shaped Flames works with teenage girls to unearth their passions and strengths, broaden their knowledge and understanding and the world around them, and explore actionable steps they can take to pursue their goals.

 

Girls leave our workshops with the increased courage and skills to succeed in school, relationships, work and life.

On average, our experiences achieve the following impact:

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SATURDAY 27th APRIL

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Open to Girls in high school (Grades 7-12) and their parents, Educators

10am – 3pm  |  CQUniversity  |  BYO Lunch  |  Single pass: $55  |  Double pass: $100

A day-long exploration and development of all things CONFIDENCE, led by Tanya Meessmann – Communications Expert, Film Producer and founder of Girl Shaped Flames and featuring guest appearances from some of the region’s most impressive women.

Through Keynotes, Q&A Panels, an Interactive Workshop for the girls and even a special remote-dial in from an Interstate Guest, participants are offered the opportunity to develop a better understanding of their own limitations and leave inspired to get out of their comfort zone and ‘push their line of perceived ability’.

MEET OUR EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN

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MANDY THOMPSON

CEO Townsville Hospital Foundation

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DEBBIE RAINS

President Townsville Chamber of Commerce

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ELENI MILLIOS-HULLICK

Townsville Enterprise Emerging Leaders Program

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ISABELLE YATES

GM (Commercial) Queensland Airports

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LORELEI BILLING

Criminal Law Solicitor

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ANGE BANNERMAN

Development Manager, Defence Jobs QLD

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VERONICA GRAHAM

Flight Instructor, Adelaide

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TANYA MEESSMANN

CEO Girl Shaped Flames

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Open to Girls in high school (Grades 7-12) & parents, Educators

4 – 6pm  |  CQUniversity  |   FREE

Proudly brought to you by Ergon Energy Network and Energex, as part of the Energy Queensland group, this special session has been designed to dive deep into what it’s really like to apply for and undertake an apprenticeship. Hear first-hand journey stories from girls and women who have chosen this pathway and loved it, learning about themselves and what they’re really capable of through rewarding responsibilities and opportunities along the way.

The session will feature a macro overview of the Apprenticeship landscape and an interactive Q&A panel featuring 3 x women who are undertaking or have completed apprenticeships.

SUNDAY 28th APRIL

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Open to Girls in high school (Grades 7-12)

10am – 12pm  |  CQUniversity  |  Single pass: $30  |  Double pass: $50

The key to getting anything done with as little stress and anxiety as possible is to be able to not only manage, but have control over your time. This isn’t just about school work or jobs, but also managing it so that you have time to spend with your friends, families and catching up on missed Netflix episodes (!)

This workshop covers: // What you focus on gets done  // Mastering the To Do List  // Prioritisation  // Motivation & Environmental influences

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Open to Girls in high school (Grades 7-12)

1pm – 3pm  |  CQUniversity  |  Single pass: $30  |  Double pass: $50

Girls: If you feel as though you are experiencing one of the most stressed and pressurised period of time in our history, you wouldn’t be far off the mark. Growing up with financial crisis, global terror threats, social media and exponentially advancing technology, not to mention a competitive graduate market and dynamic job landscape leads to a lot on your shoulders.

This session delves into the causes of PRESSURE, how and when it turns to STRESS, and tips on how you can MANAGE both.

The Girls Shaped Flames’  Confidence Conference and Workshops have been made possible by the generous support of:

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About the Workshop Leader: Tanya Meessmann

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Tanya’s journey has taken her from the small coastal Central QLD town of Yeppoon, via a Bond University Scholarship, through some of the largest Advertising agencies and Brands in the world, on overseas adventures and eventually into a decade-long Film Producing Career.

 

Over the past 18 months Tanya has worked with over 1500 girls, parents and educators through workshops, one-on-one mentoring, Q&As and keynote addresses with the key focus on building CONFIDENCE, inspiring PASSION, clarifying GOALS and developing the SKILLS needed to reach them.

 

FUEL Girl Shaped Flames was founded on the premise that every girl has a fire in her belly, and if the flames are fanned with the right inspiration, guidance and confidence development; girls can achieve far more than they ever thought possible. But it requires hard work, self-focus and a little bit of courage!

Schools that we’ve worked with include:

 

> Brisbane Girls Grammar School

> Brisbane State High School

> St Anthony’s College, Townsville

> St Rita’s College

> The Gap State High School

> Mt St Michael’s College

> Bray Park State High School

> Mt Alvernia College

> Queensland Academies Creative Industries

> St Margaret’s College

> St Ursula’s College, Yeppoon

Hear from the girls what it’s like working with Tanya

Who will benefit from these events?

The focus of these interactive experiences is on girls identifying the inner fire that exists within each of them, recognising their potential and identifying ways they can grow their confidence, ambition and abilities. The workshops are best suited to girls who want to:

 

  • Connect with what drives, excites and motivates them
  • Learn how to apply that motivation to a variety of areas of their life and responsibilities
  • Harness their potential to achieve and focus it toward goals
  • Understand themselves better
  • Increase their confidence and capacity to pursue their dreams
  • Meet and connect with other like-minded girls
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