Team member at POS till with a purple background and “International Women’s Day” in writing

International Women’s Day with Soul Origin

At Soul Origin we’re lucky to have many strong, intelligent female franchise partners leading the way. This International Women’s Day we want to celebrate some of the amazing women behind the Soul Origin brand. So we sat down with two of our most influential female Franchise Partners who are paving the way for women in franchising. Read on to find out more about their experience in becoming franchise partners and what motivates them day to day! 


Lisa Mileto is a multi-site franchise partner owning two Soul Origin stores located in Macarthur shopping centre. For anyone who has visited Macarthur they will definitely know Lisa. She has well and truly become part of the community with her positive and fun-loving attitude for work. Joining the Soul Origin family 5 years ago she fondly speaks of Soul Origin being: 

a fresh and exciting brand with their menu and coffee qualities leading within the franchisee industry. I saw a lot of room for growth within the franchise and the support structure from Soul Support Centre Team. This allowed me to grow as a business owner, build an amazing team and concentrate on improving my sales and business. Whilst also allowing me to use my own ideas and past experiences.” 

International Women’s Day acts as a reminder for Lisa about her own and her team’s achievements while being part of the Soul Origin family. According to Lisa:  

“I am surrounded by strong, successful women. I couldn’t be prouder of the achievements I see daily by the women in my life, and they inspire me to continue to grow and strive for success every day.”  

When asked what her advice is for women thinking about owning their own Soul Origin store. She advised to have confidence and back yourself. We couldn’t think of better advice ourselves, as women we need to uplift and empower women around us to help each other succeed.  


Initially joining Soul Origin Salamander Bay as a Store Manager, Janelle couldn’t get enough of Soul Origin and soon became the Franchise Partner. We absolutely love working closely with Janelle. She always brings so much positivity to her role and is a bright light for not only her team in-store, but for the Support Centre team too.  

She describes her Soul Origin journey as a natural progression to Franchise Partner. This progression was greatly supported by the team at the Support Office and as Janelle describes it: 

Soul Origin is more than just a franchise opportunity. It is a strong, supportive family. I never feel like I’m in it alone. The brand is fresh and proactive, the management from the very top are approachable and encouraging.”  

Janelle see’s International Women’s Day, as a “celebration of women’s ability to not only accomplish but excel at whatever they put their minds to.” 

At Soul Origin we recognise every Franchise Partner as their own individual who will manage and grow their business in their own way. Janelle’s insight while for International Women’s Day really demonstrates the Soul Origin Franchising experience. She states, Soul Origin encourages us all and gives us equal opportunities based on our abilities and giftings to reach our full potential.”  

At Soul Origin we believe that our driving success is based on the success of our Franchise Partners which is why we encourage and support our network to grow their strengths and strive for the best. We are the coach, mentor and family. If you are ready to join the family reach out today to start your journey 

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