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Helen Parker – 2019 Maroondah Business of the Year Winner!

February 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Kick off 2020 with Order of Australia medal holder Helen Parker from The Babes Project! Awarded Maroondah Business of the Year Winner 2019!

About this Event

Welcome to the Maroondah Business Group in 2020!

To gain membership to the Maroondah Business Group in 2020 for your business, please visit our memberships page or purchase your membership with your ticket for this event.

You are invited to attend and be part of this business networking event in Maroondah on every second Tuesday of the month!

Join us over two hours to connect with like-minded people in business within your community with delicious food and drinks.

We are privileged to have founder and CEO Helen Parker OAM from The Babes Project kick start our 2020 networking events with her presentation “Passion Fueled Business”!

You will walk away from this evening with:

  • Inspiration to use business to participate in community
  • Motivation to “build” business to increase success or impact
  • Strategies to communicate vision and increase collaborations and engagement with clients/beneficiaries
  • Encouragement and tips on how to adapt/evolve business and keep going!

What you need to know about Helen Parker

Sometimes, you need to experience a broken system from the inside, to clearly see a way forward to fix it…

Helen Parker experienced this when at just 20 years old, she faced an unplanned pregnancy, mid-way through her university degree, with no job, no family support, and nowhere to call home.

Despite the challenges, she wanted to have her baby – and her determination put the young Melbourne mother on a path for transforming countless lives in her local community.

In 2009 Helen founded The Babes Project, a not-for-profit crisis pregnancy service providing free, holistic and nurturing perinatal support to hundreds of women doing it tough and Business of the Year in 2019 at the Maroondah Business Excellence Awards.

And as CEO, Helen remains determined to ensure all women have support in their pregnancy and early parenting, and to change how our society values all mothers.

In 2019 was awarded the Order of Australia medal for her service to pregnant women, Helen regularly shares her compelling story of risk, pioneering a dream and creating a sustainable and healthy business.

Her message is one of possibility and potential, and how small changes made with love and compassion can transform lives, communities, and our world.

Appetizing finger food and first drink included – subsequent drinks at bar prices. (Please indicate dietary requirements for each attendee when booking).

Please note that this is a finger food and forum event, and doesn’t include an expo



February 11
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Maroondah Business Group Inc


Rosebank North Restaurant & Bar
149/151 Warrandyte Road
NORTH RINGWOOD, VIC 3134 Australia
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9870 6117