Women of Influence is a not for profit organisation; our purpose is to provide a forum for motivated and successful businesswomen to network, learn and connect.

Our events are designed to deliver guests an enjoyable, educational and entertaining experience and provide the opportunity to meet like-minded people.

The organisation was first started as Women in Finance – Gold Coast Chapter in May 2005 – we rebranded as Women of Influence in 2010.

Our guests enjoy a warm and professional environment which is more like a community.   We welcome women (and a few brave men) from a wide range of industries including financial, legal, retail, real estate, beauty, technology, tourism, Government, not for profit and more.  

Women of Influence became an Incorporated Association in April 2011 and is now known as Women of Influence Queensland Inc

Meet Our Team

From left front row: Jaime Merdith, Georgia Lane, Jodi Robertson.
From left back row: Anita Thornton, Clare Eves, Nicola Buchanan, Yvette Mason, Donna Clarke

Roles & Responsibilties

WOI President

Head of Fundraising – National Trust Australia (Qld)

WOI Vice President

Mindset & Personal Coach –
Dream Big Coaching

WOI Secretary

National Special Counsel & Practice Leader –
Shine Lawyers’ Medical Law Practice

WOI Committee Member and Venue Manager

Deposit & Payments Manager – Suncorp Bank

WOI Committee Member

Financial Planner – Retirement Specialist

WOI Committee Member

Corporate Finance Advisory
Queensland Treasury Corporation /
Owner & Founder
Life is a Party, Dress for it


1. Connect

Connect guests in a non-threatening atmosphere

2. Educate

Educate our audience by delivering qualified and engaging presenters

3. Deliver

Deliver a professional event that runs on time

4. Add Value

Add value for guests, sponsors and speakers