Happy New Year!
The first few weeks of 2024 have been full of intention-setting and excitement. Everyone I've spoken with is ready for the year ahead and clear on what they will and won't invite into their daily/weekly/monthly operating rhythm.
I'd like to think that during our time together last year, we've helped our members gain clarity, education, and insights into designing the very best version of themselves and their business or role if you're a corporate like me! We are gaining momentum year on year and becoming more confident of how we engage within our personal and professional communities.
If you find yourself not entirely clear yet, that's ok too. Reflection is a wonderful tool and doesn't necessarily adhere to the calendar; in fact, I firmly believe that ongoing self-reflection is a worthy exercise. If we continue to reflect, learn and redefine our approach, then ideally, we will see the growth we desire. Even better, let's do it together. Seek others to help you create the path to success - diversity of thought, socialisation of new ideas, and discussion with like-minded women are very powerful.
A reminder that our Empower Program applications are currently open and will close 29th February 2024. There are 10 x $250 bursaries given each year to support and inspire our members who may be looking to undertake a course or initiative. Full criteria and further information about the program can be found here.
You'll notice we have several events up already. The Sunset Stories speaker series with our award winners is particularly exciting – you'll hear directly from our winners in a relaxed and intimate environment while connecting with fellow members.
We are very proud to deliver a robust line-up of events and speakers this year, mark your calendars:
Jump on to our members' only Facebook group and start connecting with your peers. There is a wealth of knowledge in this incredible network - individuals, businesses, and networks. I'd love to see this group really active as we pursue the year ahead with clarity and determination.
So, wherever you are in your own journey and with us here at the network I look forward to welcoming you back for the year ahead, where together, we can make a difference.
Feel free to reach out to me on LinkedIn, and please come and see me at events.
Looking forward to succeeding with you in 2024.
Sustainable Business Woman of the Year – Jacqui Atique, ECOllaboration - sponsored by Sunshine Coast Council
Micro Small Business Woman of the Year – Beth O'Leary, Woombye Cheese Company - sponsored by University of the Sunshine Coast
Corporate Business Woman of the Year – Angela Tondelstrand, Catton & Tondelstrand Lawyers - sponsored by BOQ Maroochydore
Young Business Woman of the Year – Josie Collins, Helimods - sponsored by Home Care Assistance Sunshine Coast and Wide Bay
Professional Business Woman of the Year – Anna Owen, Sunshine Coast Grammar School - sponsored by Pacific Motor Group
Outstanding Business Woman of the Year – Renee Cooper, Indepth Accounting - sponsored by Pacific Law
View more photos of the 22nd Annual Awards Gala on our Facebook page.