Female talent promoted
The Onslow Chamber of Commerce and Industry is encouraging local women to join a program that promotes female professional and social opportunities in town.
Women of Onslow is a new initiative by the chamber of commerce that aims to help women network with others in the community and develop their skills through a range of events every few months.
Chief executive Chantelle King said using feedback the OCCI had received from a planning session in March, they were hoping to put on business workshops, guest speaker talks and interactive activities, with the first event expected to be held in late May or early June.
Ms King said she had started the program to give Onslow women similar professional development opportunities as those in other parts of WA.
“I’ve attended a lot of women’s events in Karratha with the Pilbara Women’s Network, and also in Perth, and I wanted to have something like it in Onslow,” she said.
“The Pilbara is a male-dominated region, so it’s really important to get all the women together and maximise their skills and assets.”
The March planning workshop was attended by about 15 people and facilitated by lifestyle coach Amanda Ewin. Pilbara Heavy Haulage Girls chief executive Heather Jones was guest speaker.