Registrations are Now Open for Banyule’s annual Women in Business Lunch.

Hear from guest speaker Nicole Eckels Co-founder and CEO of the Sapphire Group, with Glasshouse Candles as the leading fragrance brand in David Jones. 

This event is held to celebrate great business minds, up and coming entrepreneurs and the important role women play in our business community. It also provides an opportunity for like-minded individuals to engage and establish valuable connections, as well as hearing from dynamic and successful guest speakers. 

About Nicole Eckels

Born and raised in New York, Nicole Eckels began her career as a makeup artist in SAKS Fifth Avenue. After a stint in San Francisco in corporate business and sales, single mother Nicole decided she needed a more challenging outlet. She flew to the sunny shores of Australia with her son, looking for a sea change.

It was in Australia that she found her ‘true calling’. While shopping in David Jones to replace a beloved candle purchased in New York City, Nicole couldn’t find what she was looking for. Noting the high-end brands from Europe and non-fragranced, low-end brands, Nicole saw a clear gap in the market and, from a spark of imagination, Glasshouse Fragrances was born.

Nicole’s wealth of knowledge, warm personality and cheeky sense of humour will ensure you leave inspired by her story and motivated to take your business to the next level.

This event is proudly sponsored by the Bendigo Bank East Ivanhoe and Heidelberg Community Bank branches, Punthill Apartment Hotels and Matchworks.

Women in Business lunch – a great success!

With over 100 guests, our 2019 Women in Business lunch was a great afternoon of networking and celebrating women’s empowerment. A huge thanks to our special guest, Abigail Forsyth for sharing her inspirational journey. Thanks also to all our sponsors, The Bendigo Bank, East Ivanhoe and Heidelberg Community Bank branches and Coffico Coffee.  

If you missed the event you can view more photos on our Facebook page @banyulebusiness and watch the video below.