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Roz White to step down as President of Sunshine Coast Business Women's Network

6 May 2021 3:46 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

After 3-and-a-half years as the fearsome and ambitious President of the Sunshine Coast Business Women’s Network, Roz White has decided to step down from her role at their upcoming 2021 AGM to let ‘new ideas flourish’.

Roz White, Co-owner of White’s Grocers and visionary businesswoman, has been the SCBWN President since 2018 and has paved the way forward for others with some incredible movements for women in business. Under Roz White’s presidency, the Sunshine Coast Business Women’s Network has:

  • Developed and delivered a first of its kind accelerated MBA program in partnership with the University of the Sunshine Coast for businesswomen looking to formalise their lived experience qualifications.
  • Upgraded SCBWN technological assets and an online platform to facilitate the awards program.
  • Delivered a series of educational and inspirational sessions and workshops both online and face-to-face to empower women in business to succeed.
  • Showcased Sunshine Coast businesswomen culminating in a celebration of 21 years of awards and success.
  • Rebuilt and developed the SCBWN organisational structure and governance platforms.
  • Created an advocacy focus to provide a strong voice for women.
  • Improved the financial viability of the SCBWN to ensure its longevity to empower and celebrate women to achieve.

As a passionate advocate for workplace gender parity, Mrs White explains that much has been gained on this front but there is still work to be done.

“Corporate Australia has a focus to end workplace gender disproportion, so while there is still work to be done, the SCBWN stands firm to support women in business and provide a platform of encouragement to others.”
Mrs White says it has been a pleasure to serve as president for the past 3 ½ years and lead the network to uplift, encourage, mentor, inform, inspire and applaud women in business.

“My experience working with like-minded, purpose driven women and men who support each other has been an honour and privilege. It is also time for my tenure as president to come to a close, to step aside and allow new ideas to flourish.

“I have been provided with the ultimate backing and unwavering support from my executive management committee over the past 3 1/2 years. This group of competent, savvy, professional and experienced business women are purpose driven, true to their values and committed to making a difference. I value their friendship, and respect the camaraderie we share,” Mrs White said.

Mrs White says the upcoming AGM in June provides a new opportunity for SCBWN members to advance and uplift the business community, and although she is stepping down from her role she will continue to be involved as a member and immediate past president.

“Members are invited to consider taking an active role by nominating to join the management committee. The network has developed a firm focus and is in a very strong position to influence the professional and fiscal development of Sunshine Coast businesses.

“Continuity is as important as creating a fresh perspective and so I look forward to providing my support to the new executive management committee as they take the banner forward into a new era,” Mrs White said.

As she prepares to release her role, Mrs White thanks all of the network’s members, volunteers, and sponsors for their enduring support.

“Your influence and investment to support women in business is to be applauded and is certainly appreciated. I look forward to seeing you all again soon,” Mrs White said.

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