Coming this March 30 this year, there is an exciting event I would like to share with you all. If you love being inspired, empowered and networking with other strong and resilient women out there, this event is for you. It will be at the glamorous Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise from 12pm-4pm this year. There will be raffles, food and plenty of beverages for ticket holders. And here I spend two minutes to interview the founders behind the event, "An Afternoon With the Girls" - Luka Alford and Adelle Ferguson
SD: Tell us a bit about yourself - your passions, and your motivations behind hosting your event.
LA: My name is Luka and I’m a 23 year old single mum to a beautiful little 11 month old girl Wynter. I left a very toxic relationship when Wynter was just 4 weeks old and knew that I wanted more for myself and definitely more for her. I studied personal development every day to change my mindset and learnt about self-love and self-worth and how important it really is. I also learnt how much I was lacking it. After learning all this I felt compelled to share it with other women who may know of someone in a similar situation or be in a situation themselves that is less than desirable. My passion behind this event is so strong and the outcome I hope to achieve is connecting other like minded young women to share their stories and connect with each other to form supportive friendships and of course learn about self love and self development.
AF: I am a mum to a Beautiful baby girl and happily engaged to my gorgeous Fiancé. My biggest passion in life is to empower many women around the world. My passion comes from a place of abuse growing up. I want to inspire women and show them that no matter our story, we don’t have to let it define who we are. My motivation behind our event is knowing there are so many women struggling with their circumstances and feeling lost with how to overcome certain things they have been through. I want to teach them how to love themselves and also know their self worth because every women is truly beautiful.
SD: Which part of the event are you most excited about?
LA: I am most excited to meet with so many women face to face! I connect with a lot of women over social media but we’re all nation wide if not world wide so it’ll be so nice to finally get that personal connection and form an even closer friendship.
AF: Most excited about, this is so hard to answer because I look forward to the whole entire day. I cannot wait to meet all the beautiful women who attend, listen to other incredible women share their stories and knowledge. If I had to just pick one answer it’s knowing all the women their will feel so empowered, it’s knowing we are helping them to over come situations that don’t serve them, it’s knowing they will feel so much more love and self worth towards themselves.
SD: What should we expect on the day of the event?
LA: A lot of real and raw stories about what some of us women have been through but also a lot of really inspiring, motivational and uplifting outcomes we have all experienced. Oh and of course plenty of laughs, food and a few champagnes to wrap up the day.
I will be sharing my story of over coming
abuse as a child. Other women will be speaking about self love
and worth. Successful business women will be sharing their boss babe stories.
Opportunity to meet like minded women and many new friendships. A day full of glam, a few champers, cheeses and a ton of EMPOWERMENT!
SD: What inspired you the most to create an event like this?
LA: The stories that I get on a daily basis about what young women are either currently going through or have been through, really is my inspiration for the day, they deserve a place to learn, connect and have fun!
AF: Growing up in an abusive home and being sexually abused from my step father at the time from 5 years of age. I suffered that abuse for 5 years. I watched my whole family suffer. My mum was beaten to near death many times. I watched my siblings suffer terrible abuse. Childhood was not a great memory for me at all. I struggled growing up but everything I know now is self taught and it’s because of many wonderful supportive people that helped me get to where I am. I am such a happy woman with a heart full of love and I know if I can get through many tough times. I know I can inspire many more women to over come situations they may have been in, teach self worth and love and to be genuinely happy.
SD: How do you want women to feel after attending your event?
LA: I want them to feel extremely confident in themselves and know that they can achieve absolutely anything and also to feel that warm fuzzy feeling of knowing there are so many women out there who are supporting you and who are wanting to connect with you.
AF: I want them to know it’s possible to feel so happy within yourself, I want them to LOVE themselves because they are so dam incredible! I want them to feel so empowered and know they can achieve anything they put their mind to.
SD: What is your favourite go-to quote to inspire other women?
LA: “You must be the change you wish to see in the world”
I live my life by this.
"I have always been enough"
"I will always be enough"
You can click here to purchase tickets. Don't forget to choose the Golden Ticket to fully be pampered. See you all there at the event!