Business women gather, dine out on success tales
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.