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Recent Events and Meetings
PSWIB February Event 2017
Join Us 4pm, Friday 24th February at EVVIVA Cafe & Bar Tickets available HERE We encourage you to bring a friend for a fun-filled afternoon at Evviva Café & Bar – 14a Stockton Street, Nelson Bay. Amanda Gascoigne from The Biz Buddy is our speaker for this event and will conduct a casual workshop with tips for your business.
November 2016 PSWIB Melbourne Cup Event!
Join Us Melbourne Cup Day! Dress up and enjoy mixing it up at Little Beach Boathouse for Melbourne Cup 2016! 12noon – 3pm Continuous Food Platters Served Champagne/Wine/Drink on arrival and Entertainment! Click here => Tickets $60pp (or see pswib facebook page for event details) A fun-filled ‘social’ afternoon – Luck Door Prize
PSWIB October Event
Join Us 4pm Friday 28th October at The Inner Light Tea Rooms Nelson Bay Lighthouse & Marine Rescue Enjoy the view and experience Inner Light Tea rooms along with the wonderful work by volunteers at The Nelson Bay Marine Rescue 4pm – 6pm Friday 28th October 2016 Light Refreshments with limited alcohol served for a donation Guest Speaker – Sue Freeman 1st Female Skipper at Marine Rescue Nelson Bay TICKETS to reserve your seat HERE
PSWIB September Event
Join us 4pm-6pm Thursday 29th September Sienna’s Pizzeria Bar & Restaurant Thursday 29th September 2016 4:00PM – 6:00PM At Sienna’s Pizzeria Bar & Restaurant, 8 Yacaaba Street, Nelson Bay Tickets free for members, non members $21.50 Click on the ticket link below to book! http://bit.ly/2bY8MOe ** Guest Speaker ** Helen Robertson CEO Free To Be Me Helen is bringing a behaviour assessment tool to our September meeting. You may have heard of DISC? DISC centre on 4 different behavioural traits: Dominance Influence Support Caution DISC is designed to help people get to know themselves, others and behaviour in interpersonal situations. It is about making better communication with others. Helen will help us all understand our own behavioural traits and those of others and we will apply this in our real life situation, along with planning for PSWIB membership. Helen will also facilitate a quick exercise to establish a consensus with regard to our PSWIB Meetings and Membership. This will be a fun and enjoyable meeting as we collaborate and establish decisions around what PSWIB is about and how we will benefit in the future!
PSWIB August Event
Join us 4pm Friday 26th August Waterfront at Salamander Shores, Port Stephens Friday 26 August 2016 4:00PM – 6:00PM At Salamander Shores 147 Soldiers Point Rd, Soldiers Point Tickets free for members, non members $21.50 Click on the ticket link to book! ~ Guest Speaker ~ Kylie Smiley Principal, Mobile Marketing Link Topic: How do you get your business noticed above the noise of everyone else’s marketing messages? Then, once you are noticed, how do you keep the customers you have gained as well as retaining your existing customer base? Come and learn the strategies you will need to find and keep your customers. Come and relax with a wonderful group of business women and learn some great customer management tips from Kylie!
PSWIB Major Fundraiser Event July 2016
Please come along to help us raise funds to support the Yacaaba Centre FRIDAY 29TH JULY ~ 12pm to 2.30pm at Horizons Golf Resort, Sunset Bar & Bistro 5 Horizons Drive, Salamander Bay ** TICKETS HERE ** ~GUEST SPEAKERS~ Kate Washington Member for Port Stephens and Shadow Minister for Early Childhood Education, Shadow Minister for the Hunter. Mel Histon Got Your Back Sista Charity. The spirit of The Sista Code is to uplift, inspire and support other women, including our most vulnerable sistas, those who have escaped a violent relationship and must start their lives again. Kim McGann Beauty and Success Coach for women. The Lift Program – A mix of business coaching and personal branding through skin care and makeup to have women in business looking and feeling their best. Tracey Friend Manager, Corporate Strategy and Planning at Milskil. Highly regarded operational leader with 29 years experience in the military aviation sector Tickets are $58.50 including booking fee TICKETS CLOSE 22 JULY and seats are limited, so get in quick! Plus *Luscious Lips and Lashes Fundraiser *Great raffle prizes to be won … and more.
PSWIB June Event
Join us for our June Event at RockLlobster Restaurant at Nelson Bay Marina, Nelson Bay. We look forward to seeing you 4pm Friday 24th June. Our member speakers are Lynne from Yacaaba and Louise Catlow from LMC Lawyers, in the lead up to our July Fundraiser will be talking about ‘Domestic Violence’, an issue that affects so many in our community. Book your Ticket HERE
I first became involved with Port Stephens Women in Business through another member who also had connections with a local community group. At the time I had recently come to live in the Bay, buy a business which is family owned and run and hadn’t had time to make new connections with other business people and women with similar interests. Port Stephens Women in Business has enabled me and other members of my family to interact and network with other businesses in the area and also enjoy the camaraderie of women involved with a large variety of both small and larger businesses. Monthly guest speakers have contributed to my knowledge of legal, insurance, marketing, time management and organisation, financial, corporate, taxation and accounting matters as well as personal issues relating to women in the workforce. PSWIB has enabled me to gain confidence and find a sense of place within the local community and has provided invaluable insight into how women approach running businesses at the same time as running households. I would recommend PSWIB as an excellent way to bond with other women in a friendly and fun environment – education with laughter!
Being a WIB gal. In 2014 when we were in the process of buying the Australian Shark & Ray Centre, We decided to do meet some other business owners at a PSWIB event. What a wonderful idea that was, we haven’t looked back. We discovered its not t just business owners, there is such a variety, a support network, new friends, fun times, great locations, food and of course- wine! What’s not to like love?
When i commenced work as the local Bank Manager for Westpac in Nelson Bay 6 years ago, I searched for a local networking group for like minded, passionate and career focussed working woman. At that stage, there was a small group of women having a dinner once a month and after speaking to a few of the ladies we decided to ramp this up to a professional networking group. We set to work forming “Port Stephens Women In Business”, having regular monthly meetings with informative guest speakers, networking, and lot’s of laughs and friendships formed. As the years went by we added fundraising to our calendar and for years have been holding successful fundraisers in support of local charities. Being a member of Port Stephens Women In Business has provided me the encouragement I needed to step out of the corporate world and commence my own successful Port Stephens Mortgage broking business with the encouragement, knowledge, support and friendship of the members. I encourage all local women in business, whether running your own business, or working in someone else’s, to join Port Stephens Women In Business and enjoy the many great benefits that membership has to offer.