Business women gather, dine out on suc­cess tales

South Waikato News - - CLASSIFIED -

Christ­mas came a lit­tle early to business women in the South Waikato after BNZ hosted its Christ­mas Ladies Business Break­fast.

Ev­ery sec­ond month BNZ Toko­roa hosts the event at Rumbly Tums Cafe where a guest speaker will in­spire the au­di­ence with their tale of suc­cess.

BNZ staff mem­ber Kel­lie Fran­sham said the speaker usu­ally dis­cusses their business or pas­sion, how it op­er­ates and what makes it im­por­tant to them.

‘‘We have in the past had Cherie Pas­coe, who has writ­ten a novel based in South Africa and Fran Stevens, who runs Baby Be­ings for moth­ers to help them with growth and self learn­ing. We have also had MP Louise Up­ston which was very in­ter­est­ing — a very in­sight­ful and em­pow­ered woman, very in­spir­ing.’’

This month PAWS founder Meg Wilson graced the stage and told of her vi­sion that sprouted five years ago.

Fran­sham said Wilson dis- cussed an­i­mal wel­fare and the im­por­tance of PAWS to the com­mu­nity.

‘‘ She and her team have made such a mas­sive dif­fer­ence be­tween Toko­roa and Pu­taruru. They have nearly given away $300,000 to the South Waikato and Thames ar­eas.’’

That is all through do­na­tions and vol­un­teer time.

EM­POW­ERED WOMAN: Meg Wilson, front right, in­spired those that at­tended the BNZ Ladies Business Break­fast.

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