2018 Women's Business Lunch: Live Your Best Life



2018 Women's Business Lunch: Live Your Best Life

 By Raylene Wilson


I think we can safely say that this years key note speaker will be someone that many business owners aspire to follow. Join us as we welcome Melanie Gleeson, Founder of Endota Spa and discover how she turned $5,000 on a credit card into a business turning over $60 million!

Today, the words ‘wellness’, ‘self-care’ and ‘spa’ are a well-known and understood part of the cultural zeitgeist.  But in 2000 when Melanie Gleeson quit her full-time job to launch Endota Spa, the average Australian didn’t have any concept of the kind of business that she was wanting to build.  A beauty business focused on inner health and beauty? Was that even possible? With a vision and passion that continues today, Melanie aims to help women be their best, so they can live their best life.

The ethos of the brand was fueled by her personal belief in the power of positive sharing and a desire for more meaningful connections.  Fifteen years ago a Melanie and a friend saw a gap in the market and opened their first day spa on the Mornington Peninsula at a time when few people even knew what a spa was and even fewer recognised the importance of investing in wellbeing.  Endota Spa is a place where women feel cared for on a physical, spiritual and emotional level. There are now over 100 day spas across Australia.  

Inspired by the energising properties of the sun, the grounding nature of the earth and the calming effect of water, every endota spa aims to transport clients to a similarly euphoric interior space. One that ignites calm, invites relaxation and rejuvenates the spirit. Endota is an indigenous word meaning beautiful and that beauty is realised the moment a client works through the door. They are surrounded by serenity, they are greeted by a signature scent, they are encouraged to shed their outerlayers and their stress. It’s not a physical beauty so much as a felt one. The values Melanie built the business on were Balance, Connect, Intent and Truth.  She believes in cause and effect and that there must be balance with nature and humanity within our own relationships. 

Melanie believes "we need to connect with the community, with each other and importantly with our own needs.  We must act with mindfulness in what we do.  Our intention is to be transparent and honest whilst respecting ourselves and the environment. I also believe in truthfulness. We want women to be their best and find what their truth is, and Melanie believes everyone has a spark inside them that is waiting to beignited.  Our role is to deliver exceptional customer service in an environment where women don’t feel judged.

To further add to your experience, you will also have the pleasure of hearing from the gorgeous, Vicki Macdermid, Partner of our major sponsor for this event, Pitcher Partners. Vicki will share her thoughts, passion and insight into her success as a leading business woman within the region.

So why not join us at this fabulous networking lunch hosted by Marianne Van Dorsler, as we welcome Melanie and Vicki to the Casey Cardinia region and learn a little about finding your 'true self' whilst feeling inspired that when you put your mind to something, anything is possible!

With some brilliant prizes on offer throughout the day, not to mention your chance to purchase some beautiful local products or sample services - and all while enjoying the company of some fabulous local business leaders. There's just one thing left to do - BOOK TODAY!




Friday 10 August 2018


11:30 AM - 02:30 PM


Cardinia Cultural Centre
Lakeside Boulevard, Pakenham


$99 (CCBG discount applies)

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