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Quality connections key to success

Businesswomen in McLaren Vale and the Southern Suburbs learned more about how to make quality connections and who they should ...
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Businesswomen learn about connections

The importance of making quality connections in our business and personal lives was the focus for the latest Women in ...
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Helen Smith from SAFECOM meeting this week with the network founder Carolyn Jeffrey.

Talks held on emergency service volunteers

The South Australian Fire & Emergency Services Commission (SAFECOM) has reached out to the Women in Business Regional Network to ...
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Victor Harbor economy discussed at dinner

The challenges and opportunities for the Victor Harbor economy was the topic for discussion at the latest Women in Business ...
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Exciting plans for Hills women in business

Innovative farming equipment, personalised training programs and new services to improve the health of women were among the plans discussed ...
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Hatch Business Academy launched

Network members Julie Irwin and Rosemary (Rosie) Killip have joined with Rhys Adams to launch the Hatch Business Academy. Julie ...
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Snapshot of regional women in business launch - Carolyn Jeffrey founder

Internet, childcare biggest challenges for businesswomen

Poor quality internet and a lack of childcare and quality support are among the main challenges facing regional women in ...
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Murray Bridge women get noticed online

How to get yourself and your business noticed online was the theme behind the latest Women in Business Regional Network ...
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Businesswomen learn about handy apps

It seems like there’s an app for everything these days, and that’s exactly what local women in business found out ...
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Business SA

Calling all young regional entrepreneurs

Business SA, in partnership with the State Government, is excited to announce the launch of a regional-focused South Australian Young ...
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Apprenticeships, trainees in the spotlight

The trainee and apprenticeship landscape has come a long way from the days of a four-year locked in full-time contract ...
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McLaren Vale women get an insurance lesson

The dangers of being online and the need to have regular business insurance assessments were among the lessons learned at ...
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Yorke Peninsula women talk work/life balance

Juggling domestic, business and personal life is a challenge and Yorke Peninsula women in business gathered in Kadina this week ...
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NBN Local partners with Women in Business Regional Network

Network forges partnership with nbn™ local

With the quality of internet services, or the lack of availability being identified among the top challenges facing women in ...
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Women in business at McLaren Vale

A lesson in digital marketing at McLaren Vale

Getting seen on the internet is becoming more and more challenging and knowing how to use various online platforms is ...
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work/life balance discussed

Work/life balance a focus at Belvidere dinner

Setting boundaries and breaking habits were on the to-do list for women in business when they attended this month’s Women ...
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Skilling South Australia speaking with Murray Bridge businesswomen

Skilling SA addresses Murray Bridge businesswomen

Employing an apprentice or trainee is far more flexible than it used to be. This was the message from Skilling ...
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Chester Osborn to speak at southstart

First speakers announced for SouthStart 2019

Chester Osborn will be among the speakers at southstart _southstart has announced the first round of speakers for its two-day, ...
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Skilling SA apprentices and trainees

Have you considered a trainee or apprentice?

The Women in Business Regional network is pleased to be partnering with Skilling South Australia to present a series of ...
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The owners of Betta Quality Curtains & Blinds – Luxaflex Gallery in Victor Harbor Kim Stephens and Steve Beckley.

Rookie of the Year award to Betta Quality Curtains

Victor Harbor’s Luxaflex Betta Quality Curtains and Blinds store has been recognised with a national award. The owners, Steve Beckley ...
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Cathy launches books to boost children’s confidence

Cathy Domoney Mount Compass member Cathy Domoney has just launched not one but four new books to help encourage positive ...
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Founder Carolyn Jeffrey and speaker Jo Puplett

Personal styling focus for Victor Harbor lunch

Wearing the right clothing for your brand and the function you’re attending was the focus for a personal styling presentation ...
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Mark Potter from Meeting Place McLaren Vale serves soup to guest speaker Cathy Domoney (right) and Jodi Van Der Linden.

McLaren Vale learns to harness their mindset

Businesswomen from McLaren Vale and the Southern Suburbs were encouraged to change their mindset to achieve success when the Women ...
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SouthStart Conference early bird tickets

Network partners with SouthStart Conference

The Women in Business Regional Network is thrilled to be an Ecosystem Partner for SouthStart a major multi-track technology conference ...
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Susie Williams of Fleurieu App

Susie Williams launches the Fleurieu App

Fleurieu Peninsula-based member Susie Williams officially launched the Fleurieu App earlier this month. She says the app now offers everything ...
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Cindy Westphalen

Cindy takes out national catering award … again

Langhorne Creek foundation member Cindy Westphalen of Cindy’s Classic Gourmet is back in the winner’s circle scoring a win and ...
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Women in business launch at Mount Barker Adelaide Hills

Adelaide Hills chapter launched at Mount Barker

The Adelaide Hills now boasts a chapter of the Women in Business Regional Network. A launch function for the new ...
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Women in business at McLaren Vale Blessed Cheese

McLaren Vale women get ‘appy at Blessed Cheese

Technology is providing a wide range of solutions to help cut day to day stress and women in business from ...
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Women in business talking online presence at Strathalbyn.

Internet presence a focus for Strathalbyn women

With the internet playing an increasing role in our lives, women in business from Strathalbyn and surrounding areas gathered to ...
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Women in Business talk video at Victor Harbor

Victor Harbor women put their video skills to use

Businesswomen in Victor Harbor turned media celebrities last week when the Women in Business Regional Network held their latest Victor ...
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Women in business at Murray Bridge

Murray Bridge women learn of apps for everything

These days there seems to be an app for everything, and women in business from Murray Bridge and surrounds had ...
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Riverland women in business at Berri

Riverland expands to Waikerie

The Women in Business Regional Network is expanding to include functions in Waikerie from August 2019. Founder, Carolyn Jeffrey, said ...
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Join us for a combined Christmas dinner

Join us for Christmas dinner featuring guest speakers, displays from our members and a two-course meal at McCracken Country Club, ...
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Leanne and David Reynolds with their Paul Harris Fellow awards.

Leanne Reynolds named a Paul Harris Fellow

Goolwa foundation member Leanne Reynolds and her husband David were recently recognised by being named Paul Harris Fellows by the ...
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Women in business Port Pirie

Strategic planning in focus at Port Pirie

Business opportunities and challenges were among the discussion topics when the Women in Business Regional Network met in Port Pirie ...
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Women in business McLaren Vale Regional Development Australia

Regional development focus at McLaren Vale

Regional development was the focus for the latest Women in Business Regional Network dinner held at Meeting Place, McLaren Vale ...
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Women in Business Victor Harbor

Work/life balance conversation at Victor Harbor

The search for work/life balance was the focus for the latest Women in Business Regional Network lunch held at the ...
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PIRSA Regional development strategy

Have your say on regional development strategy

The Women in Business Regional Network was invited to present to a state government panel looking at regional development strategy ...
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Regions Rising conference Adelaide

New toolkit to encourage migrants into regions

With a lack of skilled staff or sufficient population identified as being key issues in some regions of SA, the ...
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women in business Riverland

Business planning focus in the Riverland

The need to have a business plan and how to put together a basic strategic plan were on the agenda ...
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Ministerial Roundtable with David Pisoni

Network joins Ministerial Skills Roundtable event

The Women in Business Regional Network was well represented at a Ministerial Roundtable in Victor Harbor recently to look at ...
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Women in Business McLaren Vale

Business plans front & centre at McLaren Vale

The need to have a business plan and how to put together a basic strategic plan were on the agenda ...
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Women in Business dinner at Strathalbyn focuses on regional development.

Regional development discussed at Strathalbyn

Opportunities for business and regional development in the Fleurieu, Adelaide Hills and Kangaroo Island were the focus for the latest ...
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Women in Business Regional Network at Victor Harbor

Businesswomen focus on getting noticed online

The internet is playing an increasing role in customer choices, so getting noticed on Google was the focus for the ...
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Women in Business Regional Network at Murray Bridge

Business plans provide focus at Murray Bridge

Not having a business plan is like going to the supermarket without a shopping list: you don’t get what you ...
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Hen House Retreat at Port Elliot

Retreat for program to help women start in business

South Australia's newest program to help women incubate their businesses held their first retreat in Port Elliot over the weekend ...
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Regions Rising South Australia

Network sponsors Regions Rising conference

Job creation in regional areas and the need to attract migrants to fill employment holes is being tackled in a ...
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DOME offers workplace diversity assessments

DOME offers free workplace diversity audits

Businesses have the chance to improve their workforce mix through a free Workplace Diversity Assessment Service being offered by DOME ...
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Women in Business at Port Pirie

Port Pirie welcomes women in business network

Port Pirie now boasts a chapter of the Women in Business Regional Network. A launch function for the new chapter ...
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Plenty of apps to help with business, personal life

There were apps, apps and more apps discussed when the Women in Business Regional Network met in Kadina on Monday, ...
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Human resource lesson for McLaren Vale women

The minefield of human resource management was the topic for the latest Women in Business Regional Network dinner at Meeting ...
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Insurance and risk on agenda at Victor Harbor

Insurance and the wide range of risks faced by business were in focus at the latest Women in Business Regional ...
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Moira Were AM

Moira Were AM, our 100th foundation member

The Women in Business Regional Network is proud to announce its 100th foundation member is Moira Were AM, founder of ...
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Mortgage Choice take out state community award

Mortgage Choice Mitcham/Happy Valley took out a state award at the Mortgage & Finance Association of Australia (MFAA) awards. The ...
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Riverland Women in Business launch lunch at Berri

Riverland chapter launched at Berri

The Riverland now boasts a chapter of the Women in Business Regional Network. A launch function for the new chapter ...
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GLOW Heating Cooling Electrical featured on House Rules

GLOW featured in 7’s House Rules program

Having your brand featured on a major national television show may not be on the business plan for everyone, but, ...
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Rustic setting for effective marketing lunch

The Smiling Samoyed Brewery was the setting for the first Women in Business Regional Network lunch for McLaren Vale surrounds, ...
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Practical sales tips given at Strathalbyn

Businesswomen from Strathalbyn and surrounds were treated to some practical sales tips when the Women in Business Regional Network met ...
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Staff, contractors discussed at Murray Bridge lunch

The minefield of human resource management was the topic for the latest Women in Business Regional Network lunch at Murray ...
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Women in Business at Victor Harbor dinner on gaining clarity

Victor women told: “clear up your thinking & gain strength”

‘Clear up your thoughts and you will gain strength and positive outcomes’ was the message for the Women in Business ...
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Effective networking tips for Yorke Peninsula women

Yorke Peninsula’s women in business learned there’s more to networking than just attending functions and being seen, when they took ...
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McLaren Vale learns the importance of planning

The importance of business planning was emphasised at the latest Women in Business Regional Network dinner at McLaren Vale’s Meeting ...
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Book publishing lesson for Victor Harbor women

Businesswomen were treated to a lesson in book publishing at the latest Women in Business Regional Network lunch at Victor ...
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Tracy takes leap from home to shopfront premises

For many of us working from home taking the leap into establishing a shopfront is just a bridge too far ...
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Goolwa Conveyancing a national Property X finalist

Goolwa Conveyancing has been announced as a finalist in the national PEXA PropertyX Awards to be presented in Melbourne next ...
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JaDs Hairdressers doing their bit for a cause

Victor Harbor’s Taryn Richardson is proving that there’s more to business than just making money; they can also do a ...
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Cindy unveils Langhorne Creek’s wedding secrets

Foundation member Cindy Westphalen, best known as the nationally acclaimed wedding caterer Cindy’s Classic Gourmet, is behind a special event ...
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HR issues in focus at Strathalbyn dinner

HR issues, including the need to have agreements in writing with contractors, were discussed at the latest Women in Business ...
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Marketing on agenda for Murray Bridge women

Making the most of limited marketing funds was a focus for the second Murray Bridge lunch for the Women in ...
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Citation of merit for Goolwa’s Leanne Reynolds

Goolwa businesswoman Leanne Reynolds was recently honoured to receive an International Life Saving Citation of Merit. Leanne, the part-owner of ...
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Stephanie to help others achieve their 1 Big Goal

Victor Harbor's Stephanie Altus has recently completed walking a section of the Camino Trail between Spain and France, raising funds ...
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Help sought for Rural Women’s Gathering

Strathalbyn is set to host this year’s South Australian Rural Women’s gathering. There is an air of excitement amongst a ...
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Plenty of tips from local businesswomen

Problems with cash flow, time management and changing from a personal brand to a more saleable one were among the ...
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Yorke women learn value of business planning

Businesswomen on Yorke Peninsula were urged to prepare a business plan during dinners held at Stansbury and Kadina in March ...
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Regional development focus at Victor Harbor

Opportunities for business and regional development in the Fleurieu, Adelaide Hills and Kangaroo Island were the focus for the latest ...
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McLaren Vale welcomes new network chapter

An enthusiastic group of women in business gathered at McLaren Vale on Tuesday, March 5 for the first local gathering ...
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Among those who attended the Strathalbyn Women in Business Regional Network dinner were, at back, Nicole Cleggett, Shaye Clark, Trish Connelly, Rachel Howard with, at front, Rosie Fisher, Sylvia Atkinson, Paquita Wise and Liz O’Hara.

Strathalbyn women talk strategic planning

The value of a strategic plan and the basics of putting one together were the focus for the latest Women ...
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Ardrossan – Attending the Women in Business Regional Network function at Ardrossan Hotel were, at back, Dana Koennecke, Michelle White, Leanne O’Brien with, at front, Kylie Gray and Sarah Oster.

Yorke Peninsula women talk marketing tips

Making the most of limited marketing funds was a focus for the first official Yorke Peninsula functions for the Women ...
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Justine Searby, Katie Behlau, Tina Bambury and Sharleen Vandeleur

Murray Bridge chapter launched

More than 20 enthusiastic women from a wide array of businesses attended the launch of the Murray Bridge chapter of ...
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At the Women in Business Regional Network dinner at Victor Harbor were, at front, Kathy Roberts, Annie Somerford-Williams, Lynda Pugliese, Leanne Farr, Gloria Parkin, guest speaker Mary-Lou Griffiths, Anne Evans with, at back, Taryn Richardson, Helen Sampson, Meredith Abbott, Karen Shields, Julie Iwin, founder Carolyn Jeffrey and Karen Preston.

HR, staff focus at Victor Harbor dinner

Employment contracts and other HR matters were a focus for the Women in Business Regional Network’s dinner in Victor Harbor ...
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Chance to reflect on 2019

Women in business throughout the Southern Fleurieu had the chance to stop and reflect on their plans for 2019 during ...
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Nominations open for Fleurieu Women’s Awards

The search is on to find the Fleurieu Peninsula’s most inspirational women. The annual 2019 Fleurieu Women’s Community Awards will ...
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Inspirational women sought for Cathy’s next book

Foundation member, author and life coach, Cathy Domoney of Mount Compass, is seeking help to find inspirational women to be ...
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Leap of faith creates family jewellery business

There’d be few women who wouldn’t admit to swooning over some bling, shiny things and precious stones … and Sonya ...
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Murray Bridge launch in February 2019

The date has been announced for the launch of the Murray Bridge chapter of the Women in Business Regional Network ...
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Two national awards for Fleurieu Crash Repairs

Fleurieu Crash Repairs in Victor Harbor was honoured with not one but two national awards at the 2018 Paint and ...
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Betta Home Living named top store in SA/NT

The team from Betta Home Living in Victor Harbor are celebrating after being named the SA/NT Store of the Year for 2018 ...
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Christmas celebrations at Victor Harbor

More than 30 women gathered at the Crown Hotel in Victor Harbor on Thursday, December 13 for a Christmas networking ...
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Network celebrates first anniversary

The Women in Business Regional Network recently celebrated its first anniversary. The organisation was started as a social enterprise by ...
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Special coaching offer for network members

Women in Business Regional Network founder Carolyn Jeffrey with Cathy Domoney at one of Cathy's recent women's transformational retreats. Financial ...
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Stephanie Altus

Stephanie conquers the Camino

It has been a big year for foundation member Stephanie Altus of Victor Harbor.  Not only did she launch her ...
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Time to reflect on your business

In this article transformational educator and foundation member Rosemary Killip asks us to reflect upon our businesses and declutter before the start ...
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New health, healing & well-being network

A new network is being formed to bring together people on the Fleurieu Peninsula with an interest in health, healing ...
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Rosie Killip to help kickstart our year

The woman who helped launch the Women in Business Regional Network back in October 2017 is returning to Victor Harbor, ...
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Three members elected to council roles

Moira Jenkins was elected as mayor of the City of Victor Harbor. Members of the Women in Business Regional Network ...
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Jen’s first book to aid CF cause

South Coast Tai Chi exponent Jen Binney has turned her hand to writing in a project that will help raise ...
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Network helps Beach House fundraiser

Members of the Women in Business Regional Network donned their fascinators and finery to support member Olivia Knott and her ...
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Women score wins in Victor Harbor awards

Two foundation members of the Women in Business Regional Network took out major prizes at the 2018 Beyond Bank Business Victor Harbor ...
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Babara a national award finalist

Co-director of Specsavers Victor Harbor Babara Vermeulen was the toast of the membership when she was named as a finalist ...
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Stephanie Altus

Stephanie Altus releases first book

Victor Harbor’s Stephanie Altus has released her book My Faded Uniform as part of her journey to rebuild herself and ...
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Bullys Meat director talks business crises

Recovering and fighting back after business and personal crises was the topic for the latest Women in Business Regional Network ...
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Chooks SA founder speaks

We were privileged to hear from the founder of the Chooks SA movement, Moira Deslandes, at a presentation in Victor ...
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Problems solved at luncheon

Business women gathered at the Encounter Bay Bowling Club in May for a problem solving luncheon. Working in teams the ...
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Toastmasters coming to Victor

Victor Harbor's Kita Scott has a vision, to help women in the Victor Harbor area become more competent and confident ...
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Consider financial coaching

In this article member Kerryn Shaw, an Associate Financial Adviser at Calder Wealth Management, talks about how financial coaching is the ...
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Stephanie Altus

Stephanie to hit trail for mental health

Women in Business Regional Network member Stephanie Altus of Victor Harbor has set herself a goal - to walk the ...
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Goolwa talks marketing on a shoestring

Marketing on a shoestring was the topic for the inaugural Women in Business Regional Network dinner at Goolwa on May ...
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Women learn stress management

Women in business from Victor Harbor and surrounds were urged to give themselves permission to pause when they gathered for ...
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Cost effective marketing women in business

Inexpensive marketing focus for Goolwa dinner

The inaugural function for Goolwa will be a dinner on Wednesday, 2 May at the Fleurieu Function Centre where the ...
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stress management

Stress management luncheon

The Women in Business Regional Network is privileged to welcome Melbourne counsellor Jo Gniel as the speaker at our April ...
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Coming event – effective networking

You're invited to the next luncheon for the Women in Business Regional Network in Victor Harbor on Monday, March 19 ...
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Strathalbyn Women in Business

Strathalbyn women learn networking

An enthusiastic group of women gathered at Connolly Wilson Conveyancing in Strathalbyn on March 5 to learn more about networking and public ...
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Alyonna Dhillon and Kerryn Shaw

Cost-effective marketing tips

Cost-effective marketing was the topic for lunches and dinners held in Strathalbyn and Victor Harbor during January and February. Network ...
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Strathalbyn Women in Business

Strathalbyn chapter launched

Strathalbyn and districts women in business now have their own chapter of the Women in Business Regional Network. An enthusiastic ...
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Coach says: Find your why

[wonderplugin_carousel id="2"] What are the things that motivate you in your life? Why do you do the things you do? ...
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WiB Regional Network launched

[wonderplugin_carousel id="1"] The Women in Business Regional Network was officially launched on Wednesday, October 25 at the Hotel Victor in ...
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