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Dear Guest,

I hope you all thrived this week as we entered the new financial year with optimistic business and personal goals. As we continue to unite during this recovery period, it's important to stay connected and help each other through this time. In particular we're thinking of our Victorian friends and sending lots of good health and kindness your way.

WNA is ready to "Fire up your business" with Season Two of WNA Virtual less than a week away now. Our first presenter Lyndal Harris of Podcast VA will join you on Wednesday 15 July to elevate your podcasting skills, so register now! Find out more about our first two sessions in the event details below!

As mentioned last week, I am pleased to announce the 2020 WNA Christmas Charity Luncheon has been locked in for Thursday 26 November!  Tickets are now on sale! Take advantage of the special Early Bird rates and book your table with your fellow members and friends. We would love to see you all there!

It was fantastic to read Stacy Farrell's article on Stop Taking and Start Giving - a great reminder on showing up for our local communities and customers. And Janet Camilleri I must admit car services, fuel worries and battery issues have not been front of mind, so thank you for reminding me to look after my car in your piece - Has Your Car Been Affected by Covid19? Please keep sending through your blogs!

With school holidays upon us, you might enjoy the school holiday cooking and recipe ideas to complete. There is also a great section on Project GenZ which is a social enterprise and collective of Australia's leading entrepreneurs who have joined forces to create an array of workshops and digital programs for our teens to learn more about business and entrepreneurship. Be sure to check it out in membership!

Earlier this week I watched as our magazine cover was rolling off the printing press! There's a little bit still to do, but our hard copy editions will be heading your way next week!

Socialise at Sunset virtual networking is on today (Friday 10 July) at 4.30pm for an hour of connection and power with your fellow members, so register to join us for a quick drink or two!

As always, stay safe, and I am here to help, so please don’t hesitate to reach out.  

Wishing you a wonderful day! 


Firing up your business with Season Two of WNA Virtual!

You should have seen an email earlier in the week formally announcing that Season Two of WNA Virtual is kicking off next week and we have a wonderful line-up of presenters

Episode One on Wednesday 15 July will "Fire Up Your Business with Podcasting Skills". Our guest speaker, Founder of Podcast VA, Lyndal Harris will share the benefits of podcasting and why it is a unique form of marketing that sets it apart from all other marketing activities. She will also look at how podcasting fits into your marketing ecosystem, how to use one to re-purpose your content, the steps you need to undertake to launch a show and some case studies.

In Episode Two on Wednesday 29 July, Author of 'Good Girls Do Sell: The Modern Businesswoman's Guide to Authentic Selling'Janeen Vosper will take us through launching your sales into the new now! Businesses that keep the momentum moving forward, are the ones that don't just survive 'unprecedented' times, but thrive. Janeen will take you through the three C's:

Consolidate your current business - by developing a plan to move forward
Cultivate new business - investing in building your brand and upskilling
Celebrate your wins including prioritising your health and wellness.


The 2020 event will be a brilliant opportunity for some quality networking, uplifting photoshoots, inspiring entertainment, delicious food and a wine or two, and a chance to get together and enjoy each other's company. Tickets are now on sale and early bird rates are available! Numbers are limited, so get in early, take advantage of the early bird rates and put the date in your diary!

I really believe this quote from Marie Forleo sums up our member of the week - Janette Corporal. "Success doesn't come from what you do occasionally. It comes from what you do consistently."

Janette Corporal is the Director and Owner of The Gown Chick, hiring and selling graduation academic dress. She was formerly the Academic Dress Manager at a major Brisbane university for 32 years. 

Over the past three decades Janette has been involved in graduation ceremonies in Australia, the UK and USA and has a wealth of knowledge in this area. Commencing employment in 1985 as a receptionist at the university’s student union, this position included assisting with the planning & preparation of graduation ceremonies. Janette’s passion for academic dress grew, resulting in the formation of a dedicated graduation gown hire department, which evolved to become the largest single source of income for the organisation.

After resigning from her position in 2017, Janette used her experience and knowledge in the specialised area of academic dress to start her own company. The Gown Chick now has a stock of over 1,000 graduation gowns as well as countless hoods in a variety of colours to suit degrees up to and including PhD.  
The Gown Chick has filled a gap in the market as the only academic dress hire service in Brisbane hiring to individual customers. The Gown Chick continues to build a strong customer base amongst schools and colleges Australia wide, while a strong focus on customer service remains her number one priority.

You can find out more on the WNA Business Directory.
Are you keen to teach your youngsters about being an entrepreneur and starting a business?! Project GenZ are on a mission to educate a million young entrepreneurs by 2030 and your teens could be one of them! Their aim is to inspire, educate and motivate the next generation of world changers giving them confidence, skills and tools to succeed in the ever changing world of work.

Launchpad is the perfect program for those age 12 and over who are inspired and motivated to learn about starting a business. The program covers:
  • A step by step guide to launch a business
  • How to tap into passions to find an idea
  • How to form a business plan and put together a budget
  • Designing a brand
  • How to work out your unique selling points
  • Goal setting
  • Marketing and sales
  • Positive daily habits.
For other school holiday workshop ideas such as designing your own kindness cards, check out the link here.
Feel like getting in the kitchen and spending some time whipping up some easy and tasty school holiday eats? Try out the Delicious 77 easy recipes to keep yourselves occupied! The Gold Star biscuits are a hit! Or for easy to make healthy kids food recipes try Kidspot Kitchen - the cheese, corn and sweet potato quiches are divine.
Political reporters and commentators Leigh Sales and Annabel Crabb have brought the wonderfully lighthearted and popular podcast Chat 10 Looks 3 into our loungerooms where they discuss radio, movies, food, books, politics and other topics they are interested in.
Top End Girl is the engaging memoir of Darwin born, Miranda Tapsell. As a young Larrakia Tiwi girl growing up, she never felt like she fit in but took to acting to explore her creative side. Combining her pride in her Aboriginality and passion for romantic comedies with her love of Darwin, the Tiwi Islands and the Top End, Miranda co-wrote, produced and starred in the box office hit, Top End Wedding. Funny and thought-provoking!

Do you know someone who would benefit from being part of WNA? 

Feel free to forward our Member Benefits link so they can join too! 


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