Net­work­ing event em­pow­ers

Pilbara News - - Lifestyle - Louise Alling­ham

More than 60 women en­joyed the Business Cen­tre Pil­bara Women’s Net­work Lun­cheon last Wed­nes­day af­ter­noon at the Tam­brey Tav­ern.

The Pil­bara Women’s Net­work aims to sup­port and em­power women in business across the Pil­bara.

The bi-an­nual lun­cheon gave at­ten­dees the op­por­tu­nity to net­work with like-minded pro­fes­sion­als, show­case a num­ber of lo­cal busi­nesses and fea­ture pre­sen­ta­tions from in­spir­ing guest speak­ers.

Business Cen­tre Pil­bara chief ex­ec­u­tive Paul Jag­ger said the lun­cheons were al­ways well-re­ceived.

“The vast ma­jor­ity, I think prob­a­bly 90 per cent, of mi­cro-busi­nesses and home-based busi­nesses are run by women,” he said.

“This is an event that pro­vides a range of op­por­tu­nity; it’s the means to in­ter­act, it’s the means to net­work, it’s a bit of pro­fes­sional de­vel­op­ment and learn­ing, and it keeps us con­nected to a big seg­ment of the small business sec­tor that we sup­port.”

Six lo­cal busi­nesses set up pop-up shops to show­case their prod­ucts and ser­vice.

Busi­ness­woman Josie Alec spoke to the crowd about her per­sonal and pro­fes­sional jour­neys and how her indige­nous cul­ture has had a big im­pact on her life and business ven­tures.

Key­note speaker Te­nille Bent­ley, an ed­u­ca­tor, au­thor and “sound fre­quency al­chemist” who has a plethora of national and international awards, shared her business prin­ci­pals, sto­ries and ad­vice from her wealth of ex­pe­ri­ence.

Pic­ture: Louise Alling­ham

Josie Alec, Paul Jag­ger, Te­nille Bent­ley and MC El­iza Car­bines.

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