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SEVEN SISTERS FESTIVAL – OUR CALLING…

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SEVEN SISTERS ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE FESTIVAL IS HELD ON THE TRADITIONAL LANDS OF THE BOON WURRUNG PEOPLE, IN THE KULIN NATION

Seven Sisters Festival welcomes all women, including: all people who identify as women, women of diverse backgrounds, women of diverse genders and sexes, women of diverse sexualities, women of diverse cultures, beliefs and religions, and women of different abilities.

The Seven Sisters Festival mission is to create a fun, inspiring weekend that stimulates positive change, celebrates sisterhood and the exploration and expression of true self.

We aspire to change the world, one woman at a time.

Seven Sisters Festival envisions a future where every woman has the inspiration, support, and resources to awaken her full potential. We believe women and girls are the world’s greatest untapped resource. We believe that by empowering women with tools and inspiration to cultivate greater confidence, courage, and self-awareness is the fastest way possible to create global change.

SEVEN SISTERS FESTIVAL AIMS TO

  1. Empower and inspire women
  2. Enrich women’s experience, expression and knowledge of self
  3. Promote reflection, creativity, and positive change.
  4. Support women to take the next step on their journey of positive change
  5. Offer practical resources, information, and support to all women.
  6. Celebrate and foster sisterhood by encouraging women to support and inspire each other

7. Cultivate self-worth, confidence and clarity in every woman at all stages of life.

8. Rejoice, promote and recognise the wisdom, gifts and talents of empowered feminine leaders, artists and creators in our communities.

9. Create a living example of the potency and power of a collective potential of women

GUIDING VALUES

The team at Seven Sisters Festival are motivated to create an inspiring and life-changing experience for everyone within and connected to our festival. We therefore embrace and promote the following values:

Self-Responsibility and Care: We prioritise and promote self-care, self-responsibility and conscious choice. This is where our power and potential resides for cultivating true and sustainable change

Ease and Simplicity: We continuously seek to simplify our structure and processes for the ease, enjoyment and benefit of all. We encourage this approach towards all areas of work and life to intentionally create greater harmony, flow and happiness.

Nurturing of Solutions: We encourage our team and guests to see how every challenge is “On the way, not in the way”, viewing every encounter as an opportunity for improvement and a way to get closer to our goals and dreams

Courage: We encourage all women to exercise courage in extending themselves to learn and implement new ideas, take risks, challenge their perspectives and express their fullest potential

Connection: We seek to nurture deep connection, exploration and celebration of true self, sisterhood and community to inspire authentic expression as well as collaborative and compassionate action for the betterment of all humanity.

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OUR CORE TEAM

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Lauren Woodman

Festival Founder and Director

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Corinne Pettersen

Assistant Director & Performance Manager

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Mary Soderiou

Facilitator Manager

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Peta Mawby

Healing Haven Manager

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Zowie Minchin

Festival Site Manager

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Kellie Curtis

Volunteer and Human Resource Manager

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Sophie Wade

Safety Manager

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Renae Sassmanhausen

Production Manager

Tell us about the name Seven Sisters?

During my time of my first exploring the idea of running a women’s festival, the name ‘Seven Sisters’ came to me. It emerged with such strength and energy that I never entertained the idea of another name.

I appreciated the relation to sisterhood, the alliteration—it sounded right, but most importantly, it felt right and carried a ‘strength’ and identity that I believed would embody the festival.

Unbeknown to me, the name was already adorned in a rich and vibrant history relating to the Pleiades star cluster.

These seven stars are a theme of stories and legends relating predominately to women, which are carried by numerous cultures and nations around the world, including the Ancient Greeks, Chinese and the First Nations people of Australia, who hold the Dreamtime story of the Seven Sisters.

I love that the name stimulates reflection of history and meanings, encourages women to share their stories and reminds us all that the light of the Seven Sisters Stars shine down on every women—connecting us all.

– Founder & Director Lauren Woodman

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Opening Ceremony- hosted by Ar’weet  Carolyn and dancers from Boon Wurrung Country

Join our Community!

Come experience Seven Sisters Festival for yourself!

Be part of this beautiful event and experience the collective potential of thousands of inspired woman.

This experience changes lives! Be 1 of the 2000 women to experience this rare event this March 3rd- 5th.

WHEN 2–4th March 2018 Gates open 06:00 am
WHERE 60 Hearn Rd, Mt. Martha, VIC

TICKETS SELL OUT- GET YOURS TODAY!