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Recent Events and Meetings
PSWIB September Event
Join Us at Medowie Sports & Business Centre 4pm – 6pm Friday 22nd September 2017 Enjoy a casual, informative meet up with like-minded members and guests, (women in business and the Port Stephens community) to hear guest speaker Cheryl Taylor from AINRehab, who will be telling us all about the exciting project – HELLEN the Robot! RSVP via the link below https://www.stickytickets.com.au/56383/pswib SeptemberEvent
PSWIB August 25th Event 2017
Join Us at CREST Restaurant, Birubi Beach 4pm – 6pm Friday 25th August 2017 Enjoy a casual, informative meet up with like-minded members and guests, (women in business and the Port Stephens community) to hear local Telstra of The Year MicroBusiness Winner, Founder, Melissa Edyvean. Also, local NBN expert, Craig Catlow, Excel IT, explain the benefits of the new service and answer any questions around the service. RSVP via the link below https://www.stickytickets.com.au/56383/pswib_august_2017_event.aspx
PSWIB Social Event 28th July 2017
Join Us for Christmas In July! 6:30pm Friday 28th July at The POYER’S Restaurant Lemontree Passage Tickets $75.00 per person 2 Course exquisite Meal Entertainment 6:30pm – 10pm (partners and friends welcome) Bookings http://tix.yt/pswib-christmas-in-july-event
PSWIB April 28th Event
Join us at Nelson Bay Bowling Club 4pm Friday 28th April at The Crows Nest (upstairs Boardroom) “Business Speed-Dating Event” Tickets on Available Now! https://www.stickytickets.com.au/51578/pswib_april_event_business_speed_dating.aspx
PSWIB 31st March Event 2017
Join Us 4 pm, Friday 31st March 2017 at Members and Guests welcome Tickets available – RSVP HERE The fabulously talented Heidi Pollard of UQ Power is Guest Speaker and certain to provide powerful insight to help make an even better YOU! For years Heidi Alexandra has been passionate about helping women increase their impact, influence and income by identifying and owning their value. The question is not if you have a personal brand, but what do you choose to do with it and are you going to cultivate and leverage it? The truth is there are all sorts of people from all kinds of backgrounds, careers and industries creating amazing personal brands that serve others in a valuable way while creating a lifestyle and legacy now.
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
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.