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Yankalilla women in business group launched

The Yankalilla district now has its own chapter of the Women in Business Regional Network.

A launch event was held at the Normanville Hotel attracting 16 women, including members from the neighbouring Victor Harbor and McLaren Vale chapters.

The group was addressed by network founder Carolyn Jeffrey who, as well as talking about the network, also gave a presentation to assist local women in business to improve their online presence.

The Yankalilla area chapter is the 12th physical South Australian chapter for the network that was founded in 2017 by Carolyn who is based in Victor Harbor.

The network has grown over the past four years to now have more than 300 financial members across not only regional South Australia, but also in Victoria and Tasmania, thanks to the pandemic and online events.

“The aim is to create a supportive environment for regional women to promote their businesses, learn and network with each other on a regular basis.  It also serves as an advocate for the needs of regional women in business,” Carolyn said.

“Thanks to a grant from Regional Development Australia Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island a group coaching and mentoring program has recently been added to the network’s services and an online magazine and podcast is due for launch later this year.”

The next Yankalilla area function is a dinner at Links Lady Bay Resort on Thursday, November 4 when the presentation topic will be on simplifying your marketing effort.

In attendance at the Yankalilla area launch were Hayley Pember-Calvert, Karin Prince, Kate Henning, Lesley Bakker, Helen Sampson, Bridget Fox, Elizabeth Ellis, Heidi Williams, Deborah Lilley, Tracy Taylor, Renee Hutchinson, Trudy Noack, Nicole Cosma, Vasso Fessas and Nicole Leavey.