28th AUGUST 2024


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'Leading You'

At the core of leadership lies the fundamental practice of leading oneself. It involves cultivating the Resilience to navigate challenges, Resonating with fellow leaders to foster collective growth, and Radiating authenticity.

"Self care isn’t selfish, it's self-preservation"
– CHELSEA POTTENGER, Keynote Speaker

There is no denying the magic that occurs when women come together to CONNECT, COLLABORATE and GROW.

It is an energy that lights a spark, igniting a fire within us, to lead and inspire others. It lights us up to leave a lasting impact on those around us.

IGNITE24 will be showcasing the Resilience of many extraordinary women.

We have no doubt that they will ignite the spark within you.

Highlights from IGNITE23

Are you ready to join us and IGNITE the fire within?


Why you'll love IGNITE


IGNITE is as much about connecting with yourself as a Leader, as it is connecting with others. Take time to self reflect and grow your community of like-minded female leaders and build meaningful connections.


Grow your community by making meaningful connections with other professional women. Facilitated networking opportunities to discuss what really matters to you in your leadership and business.


Collaborate with other incredible women who are wanting to ignite their own passion for leadership and personal and professional success.




Keynote presentations from amazing women at the top of their game focusing on what it means to LEAD YOURSELF. They will cover themes such as power of your mindset, resilience and leading with courage and authenticity.


Leadership Development workshop facilitated by Luminate Leadership centred around LEADING YOURSELF. Including practical strategies to enhance cohesive culture in your business and team.


Facilitated Panel discussion, including Q&A, with inspiring business leaders. Hear stories, tips and lessons on what it means to LEAD YOURSELF.


Quality content from smart and inspiring women. No matter your experience, you'll gain valuable knowledge to enhance your Leadership and community.


Practical tools to apply to your personal leadership and to bring back to your business and team. Lessons that extend long after the conference is over.


You will leave with your cup full. Learn how to apply life changing lessons to find greater fulfilment in your career and personal life.


Meet our speakers





Speaker, Founder, Author

Chelsea is a leading authority on mental health. She is a psychology postgraduate, an international motivational speaker and accredited mindfulness & meditation coach and author of The Mindful High Performer.

Chelsea has worked with many of the world’s leading brands such as Google, Optus, CBA and Macquarie Bank to improve team wellbeing. Chelsea combines science and personal stories to share practical tools for your team to build a positive, high performance mindset.

At IGNITE24,  Chelsea will teach you how to build resilience and maximise your potential. You will leave with a series of actionable insights about how to invest in your mental and physical wellbeing.





Founder & Director of
Luminate Leadership

Cherie Canning is a passionate optimist and the Founder and Director of Luminate Leadership.

Cherie founded Luminate Leadership in 2020, in the midst of the pandemic with one purpose in mind; to grow and inspire the leaders of today to create a better tomorrow.

Her intention is to embrace human based Leadership traits such as authentic communication, connection,  collaboration and empathy. She passionately believes these are the skills for great Leadership now and for the future of work.

It’s her mission, and the mission of Luminate to share these skills with as many Leaders as possible. Inspiring them to be the best humans they can be and bring as much joy and fulfilment to their work and lives.

Cherie will be presenting at IGNITE again this year.





Head of Learning & Development
Luminate Leadership

With over 15 years of dynamic leadership experience in globally renowned brands, Mandy has honed her skills in guiding teams to success.

Her journey includes influential roles at Flight Centre Travel Group and Mecca Brands, where she not only navigated senior leadership positions but also played a pivotal role in shaping the professional growth of individuals as part of their Learning & Development teams.

During her time at Flight Centre she facilitated transformative leadership training for hundreds of leaders.

While working at MECCA Brands, Mandy designed and delivered the Australia & New Zealand retail leadership training program, a testament to her strategic thinking and instructional design prowess.

She is passionate about designing effective training programs that resonate with learners, creating engaging and impactful learning experiences for diverse audiences, using adult learning methodologies & brain science.





Business Mentor & Coach

Lauren is an award winning sexologist, business mentor & speaking coach for women who want to explore the uncharted waters of their power and pleasure for a deeply impactful business and more satisfying intimacy.

She's the host of the White Hot Business Podcast, an international speaker and the author of Permission: Personal Liberation for Switched on Women.

She will be your fiercest ally, your biggest cheerleader and your most trustworthy truth teller. And she'll do it all with heartfelt sincerity, her signature laugh and even a celebratory dance.

Dr Peta Wright




Fertility Specialist
Founder - Vera Women’s Wellness

Dr Wright is the founder of Vera Women’s Wellness, author of Healing Pelvic Pain as well as an integrative gynaecologist and fertility specialist with years of in-depth experience working with women across their lifespan.

Her philosophy is that women deserve time, space and compassion to tell their stories and be heard, to be empowered with knowledge to get to the root cause of problems and supported to make the choices that feel right to them.


Meet our PANEL


Kylie Chivers


Public Speaker - Coach - Educator - Mentor

Kylie specialises in supporting women through personal growth and fulfilment by tailoring personalised mentoring that encourages rediscovery while embracing your true feminine essence.

Her journey of courageous self-discovery will no doubt resonate and have you taking notes.


Lisa Pagotto


Founder and CEO of Crooked Compass - Council of Australian Tour Operators (CATO) Vice Chair - Shark Tank  contestant and a passionate world traveler.

Lisa’s leadership in the travel space, has directly influenced the development of the experiential travel movement. She is a true maverick whose commitment, curiosity and daring set new standards for the travel industry at large.

Her story of resilience in business and in life will leave a lasting impression.

Can't wait? Listen to her #LeadWithCouragePodcast episode here.


Lilz Suesue


Lilz Suesue has built a dynamic career as a Coach and LSKD Athlete. With a deep passion for CrossFit and Olympic lifting, Lilz has trained countless individuals and competed in numerous CrossFit and weightlifting events.

 Now, Lilz is channeling her expertise and enthusiasm into helping women discover their confidence and self-worth. She is committed to empowering women through fitness, fostering an environment where they can build both physical strength and inner resilience.


Eleni Dracakis


Business Psychologist, Entrepreneur, Speaker, Coach.

Eleni has worked as an Organisational Psychologist for some of Australia's most established ASX listed organisations as well as in the public sector.

She now runs her own Business Psychology Consultancy firm. It is her mission to help you discover powerful, personal insight, reach your fullest potential and take your team to the next level.


Your business here...contact us to enquire.



IGNITE = To excite feelings or passions. This is EXACTLY what occurred within me at IGNITE. From the minute you walk into the room not only will you be graced with the thick presence of a room full of powerful women but you are reminded that that power is within yourself - you just need to wake it up. The IGNITE conference will inspire you to step into your powerful self!

rachel - LSKD

When Cherie announced the IGNITE Conference in 2022, our team jumped at the opportunity, following on from our energetic and inspiring coaching from Cherie throughout 2022. We were not disappointed. The day was full of incredible female leadership, networking and empowerment. Lifting each other up and filling our own cups. Looking forward to seeing what’s ahead for IGNITE in 2023.

Kate - cornerstone medical recruitment


I booked my ticket and can no longer attend. What can I do?

Whilst our tickets are non-refundable, we fully understand that life gets in the way of our best made plans! You can transfer your ticket to someone else. Please let us know their name so we can update our details.

How do I get to the venue?

Fortitude Valley Train Station is 400 metres walking distance away.
McWhirters Secure Car Park is 100 metres walking distance away, and early bird parking can be booked using the above link.

Can I purchase a 'pay it forward' ticket?

What a beautiful gesture! We are providing our community with the opportunity to pay it forward and purchase a ticket for another woman who would not normally have the opportunity to attend an event like IGNITE.
Please purchase a ticket via the booking link and enter SPONSOR into the name field. Two weeks in advance of the event we will notify you of the lucky attendee. Thank you for your kindness.

Can I purchase tickets now and decide who I'm bringing later?

Of course! Purchase the ticket via the booking link and include TBA in the name field.
Please advise us at hello@luminateleadership.com.au two weeks in advance of the event so we can print their personalised lanyard. Don't worry, we'll remind you if it slips your mind to let us know.

What if I’m not a leader, will the conference still be relevant for me?

Absolutely! Whilst the conference is designed for Leaders, at Luminate we believe you don't need a title to be a Leader. If you are someone who wants to grow, connect and be a part of an inspired community, we welcome you.

I don’t identify as a woman? Can I still attend?

Absolutely! Everyone is welcome.

Is this event accessible for all abilities?

Absolutely, please contact us on hello@luminateleadership.com.au for any specific needs.