Close “look” at our new corporate members

We are pleased to welcome Corporate Members, See Optometry in Victor Harbor and Gulf and Ranges Optometrists in Port Augusta to the Women in Business Regional Network. These businesses provide personalised eye care and deliver exceptional eye health services to both the Victor Harbor and Port Augusta communities.

Located at 1/157 Hindmarsh Road, Victor Harbor SA 5211, See Optometry is a locally run, independent optometry clinic providing trusted personalised eye care to all members of the Fleurieu and their families. Phone: 08 8552 9055
Website: www.seeoptometry.com.au
Email: reception@seeoptometry.com.au

Meet our two See Optometry members:
Name: Sarah
Position: Optical Assistant
Role in business: Helping clients choose the best quality frame and lenses to meet their visual needs.
Business Career Journey:
• Over 10 years in the optical industry
• Completed Certificate III in Optical Dispensing
• Have worked for 2 different optometry practices including See Optometry
What have I learnt? One thing I have learnt from my optical journey that may assist Women In Business is juggling work and home life with 2 small children. Support from family and the workplace is very important.
Why am I supporting my business? I am representing See Optometry for the Women In Business Network as everyone at See Optometry is looking for fresh new ideas on networking and showcasing local businesses in Victor Harbor.

Name: Danielle
Position: Optical Assistant
Role in business: Helping clients choose the best quality frame and lenses to meet their visual needs.
Business Career Journey:
• I have experience in business management and leadership roles, including corporate and independent entities
• Recently returned to fulltime work after having my 3 children
• I have recently joined the optical industry and am looking forward to tackling the challenges that are to come
What have I learnt? Two things I have learnt from my journey are, firstly how to transition into returning to full time to work after having children, as having support around you and having a good balance is rewarding and refreshing.
Why am I supporting my business? I am representing See Optometry for the Women in Business Network as everyone at See Optometry has a keen interest in giving back and supporting out local community and groups.

Gulf and Ranges Optometrists are located at 7 Chapel Street in Port Augusta SA 5700. As a family run business, Mitch and Tiff pride themselves on delivering exceptional eye health services to the Port Augusta community and surrounding regional areas.
Phone: (08) 8642 2766
Website: www.gulfandranges.com.au
Email: reception@seeoptometry.com.au

Meet our three Gulf and Ranges Optometrists new Women in Business members:
Name: Tiffany Duncan
Role: Chief Operations Officer for both Gulf and Ranges Optometrists & See Optometry
Phone: 0429422766
Role in Business: Culture Management, Project Management, HR, System Creations and Innovation
Business Career Journey:
• Started my work life Early Childhood Education and Special Education
• Had four children with my husband and business partner and then began project management within
independent optometry businesses
• Through this process we have created systems that have been able to be replicated with another independent
optometry business 5 hrs away from home.
• Learning how to manage remotely has its own challenges but super rewarding
What have I learnt? Staying focused on Core Values when making decisions about the business and Communication
Why am I supporting my business? Ongoing Learning is key to a business staying fresh and nibble and by joining the network it will create a perfect environment to learn and grow with others.

Name: Taneil Nigro
Role: Optical Assistant
Business/career journey:
• Started working as Optical Assistant in 2015
• Have taken on extra roles such as designing new marketing material for 2020
• Took the initiative to grow our ecofriendly impact and put new systems in the workplace to support this
• Have suggested and implemented new sale strategies for our Sunglasses and as a result saw sales grow
• Attended professional development training with Proteus Leadership, grasped important teamwork and time management methods and executed them within the workplace, while sharing with fellow colleagues.
What have I learnt? Networking can make a huge difference to business; building friendships and contacts with people can come in handy when you least expect it. Practice emotional intelligence – while some emotions can be a great driver of motivation and success, others can be damaging if you allow them to drive your decisions without thought or reasoning.
Why am I supporting my business? It seems like a great organisation to network with like minded individuals, and there is always valuable learning to be had when participating in events and seminars like this. Women can be very empowering and supportive when they get together with a common goal.

Name: Tammy Francis
Role: Optical Assistant
Tammy also works with the team at Gulf and ranges Optometrists in Port Augusta.