After5 helps women upskill
themselves in communicating and networking from a business point of view,” he said ahead of the August 26 event.
“There will be some ladies here tonight who are really fine-tuned on that and will maximise their time and they may not learn very much but they’ll have fun and there are others who will be doing it for the first time.”
Throughout the night, women enjoyed networking activities, cocktails, canapes and a talk by keynote speaker Michelle Cowan.
Mrs Cowan became Australia’s first WAFL assistant coach at age 21 and managing director of her own company at 25. She is a player development coach at Melbourne Football Club and has been appointed as senior coach for Fremantle Football Club’s women’s team.
Mrs Cowan said women’s networking events were vital in regional areas.
“We need women to get around, network, continue to empower and support each other,” she said.
In her talk, Mrs Cowan spoke about how she climbed the ranks in the male-dominated sports industry, how she juggled work and family and the key to her success — passion, plan, people and power or the “four Ps”.
“I really hope that you do walk out of here tonight with some real key takeaways that you’re going to implement in your life,” she said to the crowd.
“I hope one of those Ps has set off a little light; a spark.
“I challenge you to hopefully walk away from today with implementing something around one of those four Ps.”
The next Pilbara Women’s Network event will be a luncheon on November 8 in Karratha.
The luncheon includes drinks on arrival, a three-course meal, an opportunity to network with businesswomen, and presentations by guest speakers.