Erin Fraser is a life-long and completely unreformed beauty lover. Having built her twenty+ year marketing career with some of the world’s most acclaimed beauty brands including Tom Ford, Estée Lauder, L’Oreal and Avon, she now runs a boutique marketing agency and co-working space called Blancspace, adding aspiring entrepreneur to her resumé. Influenced by cosmetics and skincare on a day-to-day basis through client work and regular photoshoots, Erin considers the broader definition of beauty, aesthetics, as an integral point of difference in business today.
Erin Fraser's unique style of combining home, office, and hospitality has redefined what working and content creation spaces look like. She had a clear vision when she launched her marketing agency: to create a place where people enjoyed coming so much that the lines between work and home were blurred. Blancspace have hosted some of Adelaides most pretigous brands for meetings, workshops and photoshoots in their elegant office suites designed for creativity.
Kerryn Roberts, has had an illustrious career as a Film & Television Hair & Makeup Artist, having worked with an impressive movie credit list. She has extensive experience and knowledge in makeup and hair and has worked with some of the best in the business. One of the highlights of her career was being part of the team that won the Academy Award for Best Makeup for the films Lord of The Rings – The Fellowship in 2001 and The Lord of the Rings – Return of the King in 2003.
She has worked on many other feature films and television series including Thor Ragnorok, Pirates of the Caribbean, Mulan, Pacific Rim Uprising, San Andreas, Naria, The Last Samurai, The Fellowship, Two Towers and countless more. Other areas of her expertise include editorial and studio shoots and has done world-class photo shoots with Vanity Fair, New Line Cinema in the USA, and many local and interstate magazines in Australia. Kerryn started her makeup career at Revamp Glamour Studio and became the head of makeup and hair in just a few short months. She then went on to build a very successful freelance career and moved into film and television.
She shares her career journey, insight and wisdom for our students on the inner workings of a makeup department on a film set, what it is like to work with world famous celebrities, win an Oscar with her department and her tips on how to build your resume and what it takes to be successful in the Film & TV industry.
Carol is one of Australia’s most dynamic business and community leaders with a diverse career across property, the arts, finance, investment, entrepreneurship, government and health.
Carol has been recognised for her leadership via a range of honours including her 2019 appointment as an Officer of the Order of Australia, an Honorary Doctorate from Monash University, induction into the Australia Property Hall of Fame, and a Centenary Medal. Carol was also named one of Australia’s most influential women in the Australian Financial Review and Westpac’s Inaugural 100 Women of Influence Awards and inducted into the Victorian Women’s Honour Roll. In November 2020 Carol was recognised with the nation’s highest philanthropic honour, the ‘Leading Philanthropist’ Award by Philanthropy Australia.
Carol has chaired and participated in numerous listed and private company boards, and has also chaired major government boards and conducted significant inquiries on behalf of government. Carol’s current board roles include the Reserve Bank of Australia, EQT Holdings Limited and Qualitas Property Partners.
Throughout her career Carol has been a passionate advocate for women in leadership, particularly in business, politics and the media. As Chair of the Trawalla Foundation and the Women’s Leadership Institute Australia, she has catalysed a range of practical solutions, including the Pathways to Politics Program for Women, the Panel Pledge, and the Women for Media database. Carol is also the Founding Chair of Our Community, a member of the Harvard Kennedy School’s Women’s Leadership Board, and the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership Advisory Board, Kings College.
Suzie Hoitink is a business strategist and consultant specialising in the healthcare industry and the recipient of the Telstra Business Womens Award and the Fellowship of the Australian College of Nursing. As a registered nurse, Suzie established the Clear Complexions Clinics in 2005. From a single clinic, Suzie grew the company to a network of six premium medical skin clinics across Sydney and Canberra with a highly skilled team of 70, including 40 medical professionals. Known in the industry for its best-in-class training and education program, extensive policies and protocols, safety profile and premium service offering, the Company was purchased by Vita Group Pty Ltd, in 2017.
Suzie also co-founded a National Working Party, supported by the Australian College of Cosmetic Surgeons to develop Australia’s first draft of the Professional Practice Standards and Scope of Practice for Aesthetic Nursing Practice in Australia. Suzie has supported thousands of nurses working within the cosmetic industry after developing her own industry pioneering education program. In 2020, Suzie was awarded a Fellowship of the Australian College of Nursing, the highest honour afforded to nurses in Australia.
Suzie has been a keynote speaker at the Cosmetic Industry’s leading conferences and Nursing Forums for over 15 years. An advocate for women in business, Suzie has mentored many young women over the years and has presented at multiple business and networking events Australia wide. Suzies’ expertise lies in establishing, profitably scaling and then selling businesses. Suzie is focused on applying her unique knowledge and experience to businesses in healthcare with similar aspirations. Suzie's work has been recognised by many publications such as Vogue, who described her as one of four ‘dedicated professionals who have changed the face of the cosmetic industry in Australia’.
How does it sound to learn from the most incredible beauty entrepreneurs and leaders in our industry? Our French Luminary Program brings together the brightest minds and experts in our industry to share their wisdom and insights with you. This is just one of the amazing career advantages and networking opportunities exclusive for French Students. These incredible Luminaries will inspire you, motivate you, and will have you confident in your direction in our billion dollar Beauty industry.
Our Luminaries are female industry leaders who pave the way and embody true brilliance in business. Our Luminaries are women who understand the impact education can have on a young person’s journey. At The French Beauty Academy our educational philosophy centers around the belief that if you educate one woman you can positively impact entire communities. We highlight the power of connections between women and how someone’s network can positively influence the direction of her life and achievement of their goals.
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