About Us

Connecting inspiring women in the Manly area and surrounds who are running small businesses 


WoManly is a women’s business networking group, operating in Manly for the local area and environs.


We support and encourage women running small businesses in the local area, with the chance to create and share leads, information and support. It’s all about enjoying life in the northern beaches – including health, well-being, lifestyle and design, whilst you work!


We are about keeping it local!


Find us on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter

We feel strongly about supporting those less fortunate than ourselves, so our charity of choice is the Northern Beaches Women's Shelter, a

non-profit organisation supporting homeless women on Sydney’s Northern Beaches with crisis accommodation and counselling.

We also have a 'Wobuddy' relationship with the shelter and donations at meetings are appreciated. 

Luisa Manfredini

Principal of MM+J Architects & founder of WoManly

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Luisa Manfredini is an architect who started as a sole practitioner in 2000. The business has grown to become MM+J Architects. They are based in Manly and specialise in residential and educational projects in the northern beaches and beyond.  They love to create beautiful spaces for their clients to enjoy. Luisa is actively involved in the architecture profession via volunteering and committee positions.

Luisa is an ambassador of the Northern Beaches Women's Shelter. 

For more information about Luisa visit www.mmjarchitects.com.au

Nicky Kingston-Davies

Business Mindset Coach of NKD Coaching & Morning Tea Wo_Host

Nicky Kingston-Davies is a Mindset Coach and former Business Analyst and Project Manager. A passion for the Northern Beaches and a drive for personal development, Nicky supports, guides and mentors local women to propel their business to the next level. Using strategic management processes, her clients get structure, clarity and direction. In turn becoming more efficient and motivated to move forward.


Her key message is "You don't have to do it alone!" and her purpose is to inspire and support women to feel empowered and confident within themselves.

Nicole Torrance

HR & Communications, Consultant, Coach & Facilitator of Perspektivs & Brekkie Wo_Host

Originally an Adelaide girl, Nicole Torrance is a Northern Beaches convert – a wife, mum, friend, daughter and sister.  In 2013, she left a Senior HR and Business Strategy role to help small businesses navigate the challenges of business growth, team development and organisational change.  Since that time Nic has coached CEOs, worked with leadership teams and provided organisational wide training with a focus on communication, relationships and bringing your true self to work.  With a passion for authenticity she is increasingly investing her relationship-based skills into connecting with and building local communities with a focus on mental wellness.
For more information about Nicole, visit www.perspektivs.com.au

Julie Crespel

Julie Crespel Photography, WoManly Member & In-house Photographer

Julie Crespel is a photographer based in the Northern Beaches. After completing a degree in visual communication, Julie’s photographic addiction started on a one year world trip that turned into 10 years of travelling and photographing around the globe. 

Now enjoying the Sydney life, and locally based for the last 14 years, she is currently working in advertising and publishing, shooting fashion, interiors, portraits, lifestyle, and food. Constantly searching to create images that inspire, Julie’s experience and commitment to capturing the creative vision of her clients is reflected in the quality of her work

For more information about Julie visit www.juliecrespel.com

Patricia Villella

Patricia Your Virtual Assistant, WoManly Member & Wo_Administration

Patricia Villella is a Virtual Assistant. For many years Patricia has worked in various Administration and Executive Assistant roles before recently deciding to become a certified Virtual Executive Assistant. With a background of over 20 years of experience in providing senior executive support in many fast-paced corporate environments, she is able to deliver a service that provides quality,timely and accurate support to all her clients.


Patricia’s purpose is to help small business owners take the stress out of admin by giving their back their time; take on the tasks they don't have time for; don't know how to do well; or those they simply don't like doing; most importantly giving them peace of mind knowing their business is being looked after.

For more information about Patricia visit www.pvassist.com.au


WoManly is a connecting, collaborating,

women's community established in 2013. 

WoManly Community PTY LTD

ACN: 615 205 313

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0415 951 241




We meet at:

Havana Beach

14 S South Steyne 

Manly 2095