The Final Word

To finish off Rise Up, we’ve invited some of our favourite female Mackay CEOs to share with you their own experiences and stories of success.
We’ve all got to start somewhere, but where you end up is entirely up to you.

BLAST OFF: October 9th, 9am - 10.30am

VENUE: Split Spaces – Building 4, Level 2, CQUniversity Mackay City Campus (Sydney St).

TICKETS: Be one of just 40 attendees at this exclusive event
Priority Check in: $50pp [if booked before 25th September]
Boarding pass: $55pp [if booked after 25th September]

Ticket includes your entry to the event, delicious nibblies from The Family Table and a gorgeous notepad and pencil by Scribbled Ink Stationery.

If you have dietary requirements, please email  let them know that you will be at the Rocket Finances Finessed event and what your requirements are.

Meet our lineup for the Rise UP: The Final Word seminar.


Abby Walsh

What started as a cute idea for a baby shower favour in 2014 has turned into an amazing small business success story for Abby Walsh of Stomping Elephants. The unofficial ‘$5 Earring Queen’, Abby has taken her hypoallergenic jewellery business from strength to strength while keeping its handmade integrity. That takes an extraordinary amount of work, not just for her, but also her extremely supportive family and a small team of dedicated staff.


Rowena Hardy

Rowena has not followed a typical or obvious path to the work she now does with Minds Aligned, with many false starts and random job choices along the way.  Choosing not to go on to university or further education from high school, it has been a combination of her personal and professional roles, the challenges she has faced and specific studies along the way that have influenced who Ro is, what she brings to each interaction and how she communicates.


Victoria Gracie

A Mackay local, Victoria is the Regional Director of Opteon – a property valuation firm operating from Bowen to Gympie. Since entering Mackay’s property industry in 2009, Vic has won multiple leadership awards and been involved with numerous property and business committees – such as her appointment to Chamber in 2015. With a strong commitment to the region and its’ future, Victoria believes it’s a great time to be doing business in Mackay and looks forward to helping our business community succeed.

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