Women in business discuss “an ideal week”

Deb Purvis, Carol Burford, Dee Edwards, Tracey Browning, Mariette Rups-Donnelly, Susanna Philbey and speaker Dee Scown at the Kadina dinner.

With so many demands upon women, putting together the “ideal week” was the perfect topic for the first Yorke Peninsula Women in Business Regional Network function for 2021.

Business coach and author Dee Scown from Gladstone offered tips and templates to encourage women to plan and block out sections of their day and week not only for business, but also for family and for relaxation.  Finding a spot for lunch was a challenge for some.

Dee said having the skeleton of your week created routine, but also allowed for opportunity to schedule what she called “white time” for catching up on extra tasks that arose or dealing with issues that took more time than expected.

The “ideal week” wasn’t designed to be rigid, because often unexpected issues and tasks arose, but it provided a framework and guide to assist with a reset when things go awry.

Member Mariette Rups-Donnelly also asked those present to provide names and contacts of artistic people and creatives from across Yorke Peninsula to become involved in regular events at the Ballara Art & Lifestyle Retreat at Warooka.  Agery’s Tracey Browning also reached out for assistance as she wants to put together a local fundraising event for breast cancer featuring an author presentation.

As usual, the dinner was held at the Royal Exchange Hotel in Kadina, which will be the host once again on Monday, April 19 when Port Pirie member Cheryl Bruce will be speaking about what lived experience can teach us about ourselves.