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The Self Wealth Project: empowering women's potential

Husband and wife duo Dane Robertson and Libby Wallace were in Bali when they were inspired to launch New Zealand’s inaugural Self Wealth Project: a fundraising event for Women’s Refuge while inspiring women to live up to their fullest potential.

The social fundraiser is packed with inspirational women who will share their stories and struggles, and the journey which has seen them lead successful and fulfilling lives.

Co-Founder Dane Robertson says while the event seeks to raise funds for Women’s Refuge, their approach to domestic violence and inter-relationship abuse is a preventative one.

“In every domestic violence situation there is only one person to blame and that is always solely the abuser. But what we have also learned is that women are less likely to get involved in violent or emotionally or physically abusive relationships if they feel empowered in their own lives.

“Empowerment is at the heart of this event which brings six incredibly successful but relatable women who have set their hearts and minds on their goals and are fervently pursuing their passions. We want to share their journey with other women to inspire them to live the lives of their dreams despite the obstacles and challenges involved.

“Instead of offering more ambulance-at-the-bottom-of-the-cliff services in response to New Zealand’s terrible family and domestic violence statistics, we need more preventative measures in place to stop women from getting into these situations in the first place. A woman who enjoys her life, her career or is committed to pursuing her goals is less likely to get into an abusive relationship.”

Event speakers are an eclectic and exciting mix of social media influencers and entrepreneurs and include:

• Former Dancing with the Stars star, fitness advocate and cancer survivor Jess Quinn
• Social media influencer and best selling author Simone Anderson
• Social media influencer, app entrepreneur and body builder Amy Lee Summers
• No Beers Who Cares? founder, yogi and journalist Claire Robbie
• Social media influencer, makeup artist and graphic designer Victoria Faith
• Global Ascension coach, entrepreneur and event host Libby Wallace

Jess Quinn is a fitness advocate with a passion for helping people overcome adversity and insecurity. Since losing her right leg to cancer at the age of nine, Jess has refused to let that stand in her way of living life to its fullest with a core passion for helping others overcome their physical and mental setbacks along the way.

In addition to her love of fitness, Jess is New Zealand’s girl next door when Kiwis fell in love with her on Dancing with the Stars recently. She has also completed an honours degree in Design from AUT and is focused on product design, creating a series of 3D printed prosthetic limbs.

As one of New Zealand’s most engaged influencers on social media, Jess connects with thousands of people each day to help inspire their own journey.

“I am delighted to be involved with an event that brings people together in an atmosphere of positivity and encouragement to inspire them to be the best versions of themselves. I myself have overcome many challenges to get to where I am today, from the physical to the psychological, and I want to share that with other women to let them know anything is possible.

“The journey to fulfilments is an ongoing one. One day you might be having the worst day in months while another day might be full of highs and successes; but it’s understanding that the ride is bumpy and the ups and downs happen to everybody and if you keep fighting for what you believe and want, you can eventually achieve it.

“There is no one size fits all approach, but I want to help other kiwis to know their journey is as important as mine, and if I can do it, they can do it too.”

All proceeds of the event will be donated to the Women’s Refuge and tickets are purchased by donations.

Split into 2 seminar style events in Auckland on March 7th and Wellington on March 20th, TSWP 2019 gives every man and woman the chance to hear from some of New Zealand's leading women and access their insight, knowledge and wisdom on what it means to live a truly wealthy life!

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