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Radiance 2020

Friday December 4

The Reef Hotel Casino

Make Plans to Join us at Radiance 2020

Radiance 2020 - Illuminating the Strength Within has been bought to life from the essence of hopes, dreams and aspirations of all that have been a part of this event for the last 2 years.

With thanks to our Plantinum Sponsor, Life Sumo, our 2020 event enhances, at a foundational level, just how much stronger we all are when we work together holding space for each other when needed and cheering for each others successes along the way.

Your day is co-hosted by founder of The Social Effect and Radiance,

Lesley Van Staveren and Emma Gelling.

Our line up of speakers this year will empower you to build resilience, compassion, confidence to take ownership of your finances and bring you on a journey that gives a deep understanding of how intrinsically connected our inner thoughts are to what shows up in our external world.

Radiance 2020 - Illuminating the Strength Within is the flagship event of The Social Effect, showcasing the power of the ripple effect of every individual on their surroundings. This conference style event is a day for women to come together to connect with each other in a safe open space. The day focuses on mental health challenges that all women face including depression, anxiety, burnout.

Our Speakers

Lesley Van Staveren

Co-Host & Speaker

Be Your Own Hero

Empowering you to draw boundaries, have faith in your own abilities, realise your self-worth and step into a place of personal power and self-acceptance.

Emma Gelling


Emma has been a vital part of this stunning event since the beginning and was one of our keynote speakers in 2018. She brings a connection that is full of light, laughter and the level of compassion to create the space for you to enjoy every moment of the day.

Yolonde Entsch and Sue Boisen

Discover Your Purpose

Do you find that life has a funny means of getting in its own way? You get so busy sometimes you forget to look up and lose track of the ‘why’ we are doing all this busy doing?

Rita Zappulla

Finding your finance mojo to make 2021 your best year

2020 has been a year which has thrown us all a curve ball. How are you coping financially and how do you feel when you think about money? 

Talicia Bolea

One step at a time, keep moving forward. 

Pursue the path of progress over perfection to help navigate through challenging periods of your life.

Lilla Benigno

Who needs legs when you have wings to fly

A true example of how the strength of a women can overcome adversity.

Our Charity Partner

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The WOW Program is an outreach service that delivers mobile GP and Nurse clinics to Cairns’ most disadvantaged community members including, but not limited to, the homeless, vulnerable, exposed to risk, affected by social disadvantage and otherwise vulnerable individuals.

Their mobile clinics are free and deliver health care through weekly clinics that run from various locations including the street, shelters and homeless camps. The health and service needs of each individual are seen to by our experienced team, which include a nurse, social worker and GP.

Visit WOW Website

Our Sponsors

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Platinum Sponsor

Life Sumo exists with a simple belief. We would all make better decisions with better information.  Improving your life and helping you to live big is at the very heart of what we do.

Gold Sponsor

At Simply Hampers we create tailored gifts of happiness, exclusively for you.

Gold Sponsor

Star 102.7 Cairns - Home of Dave and Inkie, CK, Juanita and the Real Music Variety, from the 80's, 90's & Today!

Silver Sponsor

Chloe specialises in Women’s Health, empowering all women with the knowledge to take charge of their health and improve their lives.

Silver Sponsor

SMSF Strategic Advisors specialise in providing professional financial planning advice specifically for small business owners and retirees.

Silver Sponsor

Queensland Country are committed to their Members, and are here to help all Queenslanders, like you, achieve your financial goals.

Our Event Partners

Event Partner

Whether you’re planning a conference, gala dinner, sales incentive, new product launch or something else, Encore Cairns has the ideas, tools and passionate team to make sure your event experience is successful from day one to execution.

Event Partner

Lisa Monks is a Digital Marketing Strategist and Facebook Marketing expert. She is a certified trainer who works with business operators to help them to leverage the power of social media to grow their business.

Event Partner

Healthy Food Options & Pure Fruit Juices in Cairns Central and Smithfield Shopping Centre.

Event Partner

A Painting pARTy is an entertainment for just about anyone. Need a break - some "YOU TIME"? Beginners are welcome and encouraged.

Event Partner

Seed Creative Lab specialises in Squarespace website design, brand development and content creation. We are passionate about purpose driven projects and socially responsible business.

Event Partner

Two Sisters Events and Styling offer a diverse range of event services to the North Queensland region including event management, styling, florals and creative workshops.

Event Partner

Wild Thyme is a funky little restaurant that promotes fresh honest flavours and supports our local farmers.

Event Partner

The best Hotel in Cairns with the number 1 entertainment complex attached. The Pullman Reef Hotel Casino has you covered. 

Our Schedule

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Friday December 4th

The Reef Hotel Casino

Morning Session

  •  8.15am   Registration

  •  9.00am  Beatrootz Drumming Performance

  •  9.20am  Welcome to Country

  •  10.00am Lilla Benigno

  •  10.30am Morning Tea

  •  10.50am Talicia Bolea

  •  11.40am  Rita Zapulla

  •  12.30pm  LUNCH

  • Friday December 4th

    The Reef Hotel Casino

    Afternoon Session

  •  1.15pm Raffles

  •  1.30pm Lesley Van Staveren

  •  2.20pm Afternoon Tea

  •  2.35pm Yolonde Entsch & Sue Boisen

  •  3.40pm Raffles

  •  3.55pm Closing Speech

  • be inspired,

    be empowered





    In Person

  • All Day Event

  • Morning Tea

  • Lunch

  • Goody Bag

  • Networking Opportunities

  • Workbook


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