Networking event empowers

Louise AllinghamPilbara News
Josie Alec, Paul Jagger, Tenille Bentley and MC Eliza Carbines.
Camera IconJosie Alec, Paul Jagger, Tenille Bentley and MC Eliza Carbines. Credit: Pilbara News, Louise Allingham

More than 60 women enjoyed the Business Centre Pilbara Women’s Network Luncheon last Wednesday afternoon at the Tambrey Tavern.

The Pilbara Women’s Network aims to support and empower women in business across the Pilbara.

The bi-annual luncheon gave attendees the opportunity to network with like-minded professionals, showcase a number of local businesses and feature presentations from inspiring guest speakers.

Business Centre Pilbara chief executive Paul Jagger said the luncheons were always well-received.

“The vast majority, I think probably 90 per cent, of micro-businesses and home-based businesses are run by women,” he said.

“This is an event that provides a range of opportunity; it’s the means to interact, it’s the means to network, it’s a bit of professional development and learning, and it keeps us connected to a big segment of the small business sector that we support.”

Six local businesses set up pop-up shops to showcase their products and service.

Businesswoman Josie Alec spoke to the crowd about her personal and professional journeys and how her indigenous culture has had a big impact on her life and business ventures.

Keynote speaker Tenille Bentley, an educator, author and “sound frequency alchemist” who has a plethora of national and international awards, shared her business principals, stories and advice from her wealth of experience.

For information about upcoming events, visit businesscentre.org.au.

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