LEADING LADIES SHINE BRIGHT
THE BUSINESS NETWORK INSPIRING WOMEN TO BE THE BEST THEY CAN BE
Mother, friend, best friend, lover, colleague, manager, coach. These are just a few of the titles women juggle daily.
We are often on to the next challenge, next meeting or next business goal before the chocolate dust has settled on our double-shot cappuccino.
Shine Business Women is an organisation for professional business women who are highly skilled, highly motivated and looking for “next level” learning and inspiration alongside like-minded go-getters.
You can imagine the energy in the room last week at its inaugural conference when more than 200 “superwomen” gathered to learn and celebrate.
How many times have you had a crazy idea or desire to start something new but haven’t had the guts to take the leap?
Jetts CEO Elaine Jobson said only 20 out of every 100 businesses would make it past the first year of business.
Of course, the purpose of that statement was not to scare a room full of entrepreneurs but rather to look at what it is that the 20 per cent are doing better than most.
If you were to ask opening speaker Rochelle Courtenay, founder of Share the Dignity, I’m sure she’d say pure passion and relentless persistence.
Her story is so moving and inspiring it leaves you clenching your coffee and wondering how you can do more to help the 175,000 Australian women in homeless services.
Lynn Levitt of Formula 1 Finance spoke candidly about her road to success and dove deep into goal setting – another habit of the 20 per cent of business owners who make it, I’m sure.
There were plenty of other sensational speakers at the event, including Naomi Simson of Red Balloon and Channel 10’s hit show Shark Tank.
Each speaker had different experiences to share but the overall message was clear.
The Shine Business Women organisation is all about supporting, helping, inspiring, nurturing and empowering women to be the best they can be.
There’s something special about a tribe of business women banding together to lift each other up.
“For some time, we believe there has been a gap in the market for women to continue their personal education, growth and development if they have been working for many years, are established in their own businesses, or have been a manager,” said Shine founder and CEO Zoe Sparks.
As high achievers, women often put everyone else first, yet must be conscious of how they “show up” each day regardless of the madness they may have left at home.
Shine Business Women is creating opportunities for real conversations, real connections and enabling women to reach new heights in the business arena regardless of where they are starting.
Its events and retreats are designed to make you feel welcome, and are scheduled to work around school drop offs, client meetings and family commitments.
When was the last time you took some time to work on you and your business? Does someone you know need an injection of unbiased, friendly female support?
You may be a high achiever, or most certainly will know one.
The kind who puts Wonder Woman to shame with her relentless drive to do better, leaving others in awe, thinking “how does she do it?”.
Well, next time you see her rush into the office like she’s just run a marathon before work, tell her she looks amazing today.
Because unbeknown to you, just one of the many achievements destined for her on that day might be something simple like leaving the house without a smudge of Weetbix on her last clean blouse for the week.
You know what?
That’s amazing in itself.
Keep it real and shine on sisters. www.shinebusinesswomen.com
PANEL: Sami Muirhead, Catherine Molloy, Zoe Sparks, Sarah Duncan and Lauren Verona.
Zoe Sparks, Kerrie Atherton, Julia Jones-walker and Megyn Carpenter.