Lisa Messenger, founder and editor-in-chief of Collective Hub, hosts an intimate Q&A evening with internationally renowned Australian designer and “queen of the kaftan” Camilla Franks. This is your chance to get face-to-face with and find out what drives Australia’s highest profile female entrepreneurs who continually push boundaries.
After decades of success in their respective industries, learn the tales of Lisa Messenger and Camilla Franks’ colourful careers as they candidly share their advice on starting out, how to deal with rejection and what it takes to grow a successful business, despite the naysayers.
Come prepared with your questions, this is your opportunity to find out everything you ever wanted to know. For anyone looking for the inspiration to start a label or disrupt their industry, join us for this rare opportunity to be empowered alongside this unstoppable duo.
Topics and talking points
Creativity and starting out
Building a business
Lisa and Camilla on “doing it their way”
Growth and how to empower a community
Finding the “blend”
Team and brand culture
Success and what’s next
- About your host
Lisa Messenger is the vibrant, game-changing founder and CEO of Collective Hub. She launched Collective Hub as a print magazine in 2013 with no experience in an industry that people said is either dead or dying. Collective Hub has since grown into an international multimedia business and lifestyle platform with multiple verticals across print, digital, events and, more recently, co-working spaces – all of which serve to ignite human potential. Lisa is an international speaker, bestselling author, and an authority on disruption in both the corporate sector and the start-up scene. She well and truly traverses an array of industries, having been engaged to speak across the globe for organisations including IBM, L’Oreal, Telstra, Facebook, C3 Church, Commonwealth Bank, CPA Australia, Purina, Harcourts, McDonald’s, and Estée Lauder.
- About Camilla Franks
Camilla Franks is a celebrated and internationally renowned Australian designer and artist who launched her namesake brand fourteen years ago in her home town of Sydney. A prominent personality in the Australian and International fashion industry, Camilla’s influence reaches far beyond the call of retail. Garnering her background in acting and confidence to captivate an audience, Camilla has spoken at exclusive events both in Australian and abroad led by her entrepreneurial spirit and messages of well-being.
Camilla has hosted and spoke at events such as The Young President’s Organisation annual meet on Hamilton Island, Fashion for Breakfast at Miami Swim Week and Bergdorf Goodman in New York, and also sat for interviews for major international editorials, including Vogue, Marie Claire and Forbes.
As current ambassador for The Hunger Project’s Unleashed Women initiave, which aims to empower women in rural villages in India, Africa and Bangladesh to develop their self-esteem and independence so they can introduce positive changes in their community, Camilla continues to drive awareness for this special partnership through events, fundraising and public speaking.