Women’s lunch well-attended

Sophia ConstantinePilbara News
April Butt and Katie Ewan.
Camera IconApril Butt and Katie Ewan. Credit: Sophia Constantine.

Hundreds of women came together at Tambrey Tavern in Karratha last week to celebrate International Women’s Day on Thursday, March 8.

Guests enjoyed a gourmet luncheon while hearing from Australian television icon Magda Szubanski, who was the keynote speaker at the event hosted by The Business Centre Pilbara.

The luncheon also coincided with the official launch of The Jummi Factory — a homegrown cosmetics business owned by Josie Alec.

Deloris Satrick, Helen Slater, and Joan Ras.
Camera IconDeloris Satrick, Helen Slater, and Joan Ras. Credit: Sophia Constantine.

Business Centre Pilbara chief executive Paul Jagger said the launch of The Jummi Factory was a culmination of the centre’s efforts.

Evelyn Maliszewski and Lara Ducie.
Camera IconEvelyn Maliszewski and Lara Ducie. Credit: Sophia Constantine.

“I can think of no better example — than to have a local Aboriginal lady start what we believe is a very innovative approach to a new business that will not only employ Josie but a whole range of other people,” he said.

Szubanski made a special mention to The BCP for facilitating and providing Ms Alec with the ability to network and learn experience.

Miranda Cecich and Tanya Gaffney.
Camera IconMiranda Cecich and Tanya Gaffney. Credit: Sophia Constantine.
Jessica Walford and Rachel Harvey.
Camera IconJessica Walford and Rachel Harvey. Credit: Sophia Constantine.

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