Virtual PepTalks 2020

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Just a little note: You can still purchase a general ticket to access the event video interviews and watch them in your own time until 27th July 2020! There is over 2.5 hours of content from our inspiring speakers. After you purchase your ticket, you will be taken to a page on our website with the link to access the Youtube video (so please don’t close the window after paying through Paypal!).


Positive events to inspire, inform and uplift.

While we love our in-person community events, we’re super chuffed to be presenting our very first online-only PepTalks to our extended community! Don’t miss this amazing Virtual PepTalks event launching on Wednesday 10th June 2020, supported by our good friends at Bank Australia!

We’re delighted to be hosting Brisbane-based charity Orange Sky Laundry co-founders, Nic Marchesi and Lucas Patchett, talking about the importance of conversation and connection during this time of uncertainty; Amelia Telford, a young Aboriginal and South Sea Islander woman from Bundjalung country who is the National Director of the Seed Indigenous Youth Climate Network; environmental enterprise, One Small Step, founder and CEO Lily Dempster on using behavioural psychology and tech to help us make choices that have lasting impacts on the environment; Cambodian Children’s Fund founder Scott Neeson on what his journey has taught him about humanity; artist and designer Rachael Sarra, who uses art as a tool to educate and share Aboriginal culture; and author, speaker and clinical psychologist Dr Rebecca Ray on cultivating an empowered mindset in a time of crisis and uncertainty. Plus the delightful Leah Musch, aka The Un-Material Girl – slow fashion activist and eco stylist – will be our MC for the evening.

And, just like our usual PepTalks events, there’s still an option to purchase a ticket with a goodie bag to make the night extra fun. (Limited to the first 50 tickets – Australian addresses only, sorry!) Update: goodie bag tickets have now sold out, but general tickets are still available.

Brought to you by Peppermint magazine and Bank Australia, PepTalks features speakers from the pages of Peppermint and beyond who are making a difference in the world. Sharing the highs and lows of their respective journeys, along with their most inspirational tales and how-tos, these speakers are sure to leave you feeling inspired and empowered. Log on from home, sit back and tune in to virtually connect with a like-minded community for a burst of positivity and inspiration to reframe your world view. Let’s hear it for evenings with meaning!

DATE: Wednesday 10th June 2020

START: 7pm sharp

LOCATION: Online! The link will be sent the day before the event, so keep an eye out for the details to be sent by email.

COST: $15 for a general ticket, or $30 for a ticket with a fabulous goodie bag. (Please note: the goodie bag tickets are strictly limited to 50, so get in quick! Australian addresses only.) Update: goodie bag tickets have now sold out, but general tickets are still available.

If you’re not able to watch on the night, no problem! The event videos will be released on Wednesday night so you can watch in your own time for the next four weeks.


Scott Neeson

When high-flying Hollywood film exec Scott Neeson took the first steps on what was intended as a short-term sabbatical, little did he know it would be the beginning of a lifelong – and life-changing – mission to create positive social impact. What Scott saw on the trip to Phnom Penh, Cambodia, at one of the world’s most toxic environments, the Steung Meanchey garbage dump, shook him to the core and inspired him to set up the Cambodian Children’s Fund. What followed was the recreation of a life’s calling; Scott sold all his possessions, gave up his career and moved to Cambodia. CCF – under Scott’s continued guidance – aims to provide education and a pathway out of poverty for children and their families, working with almost 2000 children since its inception in 2004. CCF also provide the junior leaders with community responsibility, through their ‘Granny’ program. The junior leaders, ages 12 through 17 years, visit the grannies 2-3 times a week, ensuring that they are well, have sufficient water and food and any required medicine. Each visit provides the younger generation with a greater insight into Khmer society and ways, including customs and history, family values and community responsibility.

Amelia Telford

Amelia Telford is a young Aboriginal and South Sea Islander woman from Bundjalung country and is the National Director of the Seed Indigenous Youth Climate Network. Amelia is passionate about supporting a national grassroots network of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people to protect our land, culture and communities from the impacts of climate change and fossil fuel extraction and be a part of creating positive change for our people. Amelia was awarded National NAIDOC Youth of the Year 2014, Bob Brown’s Young Environmentalist for the Year 2015 and Australian Geographic Young Conservationist of the Year 2015 for her commitment to building a more just and sustainable future for all young people.

Lily Dempster

Lily Dempster is an environmental advocate and the CEO and founder of One Small Step. Formerly GetUp’s market impact director, Lily ran consumer campaigns that helped thousands of people switch to zero carbon products online. These campaigns had an emissions impact equivalent to taking 50,000 cars off the road for a year and adding 2MW of additional renewable power to the grid – and inspired her leap into entrepreneurship. Lily has a background in law, social science, public policy and renewable energy technology and, in 2017, she was the Foundation for Young Australians Young Social Pioneer.

Nic Marchesi OAM and Lucas Patchett OAM

Orange Sky Laundry began in September 2014 when best mates and social entrepreneurs Nic Marchesi and Lucas Patchett built a free mobile laundry in their old van to help people experiencing homelessness. What started as one laundry van in Brisbane, has now expanded into a fleet of 20 laundry vans, three shower vans and six hybrid vans (a combination of washers, dryers and showers) across Australia. Orange Sky Laundry operates at 250 locations each week, where their volunteers form positive connections with communities through clean clothes, warm showers and genuine conversation. Nic & Lucas were recipients of the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in 2020, and were named the Young Australians of the Year in 2016.

Rachael Sarra 

Rachael Sarra is an artist and designer whose work is an extension of her being and experiences.  As a contemporary Aboriginal artist from Goreng Goreng Country, Rachael uses art as a powerful tool in storytelling to educate and share Aboriginal culture and its evolution. Rachael’s work often challenges and explores the themes of society’s perception of what Aboriginal art and identity is. Her style is feminine, fun and engaging but is strongly drawn from her heritage and her role as an Aboriginal woman in a modern world. Rachael is fuelled by passion to continue exploring her Aboriginality through art and design, with each piece strengthening her identity.

Dr Rebecca Ray

Dr Rebecca Ray is an author, speaker and clinical psychologist who is passionate about helping people find meaning in it all by overcoming fear, overwhelm and self-doubt by stepping into self-love, courage and bravery. Rebecca has authored three books: Be Happy, The Universe Listens to Brave and The Art of Self-Kindness; she believes in creating a life worth living, in living our bravest lives, and in taking responsibility for making our lives as meaningful and rich as we can. As one of our previous much-loved PepTalks speakers, we are excited to be bringing Rebecca’s insightful – and heartful – words to our online community!  

Leah Musch (MC)

Melbourne-based eco stylist Leah Musch, aka The Un-Material Girl, is a self-described ‘former fast fashion addict turned slow fashion activist’. After opening her own store at age 21, Leah realised that business can be used as a force for good. Having spent the last few years as the creator and curator of the slow fashion department at Biome, she is now on a mission to change the way we shop, spend and style through her blog and popular Instagram feed. Leah will be the MC for the night and will be interviewing all our speakers.


Goodie Bags

Thanks to our amazing partners, those who purchase a goodie bag ticket will receive a delivery of treats including: a copy of the book Period Queen by Lucy Peach (courtesy of Murdoch Books), two vegan raw chocolate hearts from Loving Earth, coffee from Allpress Espresso, a mini string market bag from Biome Ecostores, Sleepy soap and Sleepy shower gel from Lush, raw cacao from Power Super Foods and samples from Pukka (organic herbal tea) and Organyc (organic pads and tampons).

Additional information

Virtual PepTalks 10 June 2020

Virtual Ticket, Virtual Ticket + Goodie Bag (AUS only)

1 review for Virtual PepTalks 2020

  1. Megan King (verified owner)

    Thank you Peppermint for hosting the virtual Pep Talks. I found every one of your presenters/interviewees enlightening and inspiring. I also loved my goodie bag…..feeling very privileged right now. 🙂

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