ULTIMATE WOMEN’S WEEKEND LIFESTYLE AND WELLBEING EXPO, is an social enterprise which travels around Australia, empowering women, allowing them a chance to take some time for themselves, supporting businesses and also educating the community about Domestic Violence through an Exhibition Medium. The Expo showcases 40-100 small to medium sized businesses from a huge range of industries including mind, body, spirit, craft, skincare, makeup, health, fitness, fashion, home, children and more. Each Exhibitor offers something interactive on their sites for people to see, do and try. We travel to both cities and country towns, with 6 shows in 2017 in Melbourne, Albury-Wodonga, Dubbo, Wagga Wagga, Canberra and Toowoomba.
The Exhibition during the planning stages found a bigger reason to exist. We were shocked by statistics on family violence in Australia which include one in three women experiencing Physical violence since the age of 15, and one in four experiencing Emotional abuse, and reality hit that a third of the women who attend our show have experienced this.
We realised we could do something bigger to make a difference to the community, and make a significant change. As a result we actively choose to donate 100% of our profits to local Domestic Violence charities and shelters in each town. The Ultimate Goal of the show is to combat Domestic Violence through education and giving women the strength to make positive changes to their lives. We have the ability to bring women together each show to make a difference, to give women the strength to leave dangerous situations, to support Shelters who are so valuable and yet so low on resources.
The first show was held in August 2016 in Ballarat, VIC, followed a week later by a second show in Shepparton, VIC. The 2016 Ultimate Women's Weekend show season ended in October 2016 in Toowoomba, QLD- and has recommenced with six shows, starting with Melbourne in March 2017.
Ultimate Women's Weekend is designed for Women, but we do not discriminate, and Men are ABSOLUTELY welcome to come along and enjoy the show as well!
The Ultimate Women's Weekend team is made up of volunteers and specialists from all walks of life. We have Bec, Sean, Bianca, Karen, Ivy and other fantastic people who you will see around our shows.
To empower, support and believe in all women, whilst making an impact and educating everyone on Domestic Violence.
To make a difference to Women's lives, through events - and create a fun, empowering experience for all, alongside supporting small to medium sized businesses to reach their business goals,
To educate, openly discuss, and give strength to sufferers of Domestic Violence.