WoManly Community is a networking group for women who are running small businesses on the Northern Beaches of Sydney and surrounds.
WoManly was founded by architect Luisa Manfredini in 2013 after she relocated to Manly and realised she needed to connect with local, like-minded business people and grow her own network.
Our events focus on building lasting relationships that lead to organic business collaboration. So if you’re looking for support, the chance to connect with a wide range of talented business women, build lasting friendships, and gain fresh referrals for your growing business, then WoManly could be for you. Come along to our events as a casual member and see what you think - there’s no obligation to join.
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.
Our founder, Luisa Manfredini, is an ambassador, which has grown into a 'Wo_buddy' relationship with the shelter. We also make regular donations and support their fundraising events.
Principal of MM+J Architects & founder of WoManly
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
Leadership Coach of NKD Coaching & Wo_Manager
Nicky Kingston-Davies is a Leadership 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 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.
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
Life Coach and Reiki Master of Time to Exhale and Morning Tea Wo_Host
Mel’s passion is to help women come home to themselves. She aims to push through any limited beliefs and trauma holding them back, so they can start to live authentically with renewed energy and confidence. She loves to see women thriving in all aspects of their lives; from family and relationships, to managing their own businesses.
Blending traditional coaching tools with new age healing techniques, Mel’s work has proven to be transformational for those ready to make serious changes in their lives. The work will challenge your way of thinking and create long lasting results. Her way of seeing the world uplifts and motivates others, whilst keeping their feet on the ground with practical action steps to take away from each session.
For more information about Mel visit www.timetoexhale.com.au
Julie Crespel Photography & Wo_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 Your Virtual Assistant & 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
Pink Cow Social & Wo_Social Media
Briana is a social media superstar who aims to put the fun and social back in social media. She helps businesses navigate their way through the algorithms, content creation, hashtag headaches and digital strategy. Briana teaches social media at a variety of colleges, and runs her own social media business.
Briana is full of beans, and very passionate about social media and educating people on the positive benefits associated with Social Media and how it can transform a business.
For more information about Briana visit www.pinkcowsocial.com.au