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Dear Guest,

On Friday last week it was my honour to host a group of our Silver Circle and Platinum members to share the first-class hospitality on offer at Stamford Plaza Brisbane. It was a taste of what we can expect at our Charity High Tea in March - amazing food and service. Thanks to those lovely ladies that joined me.

It was a perfect setting to connect with a group of incredibly talented and amazing women who inspire and influence many. Each of the women who attended the day has an amazing story to tell and I am in awe of each and everyone of you. Empowered women, empowering women!

As mentioned over the last few weeks, we have been excitedly advertising two events in Brisbane and Hobart for you to join and meet other empowering women. Well this week they are upon us and both events are COVID-safe, will encompass amazing food, beverages and company. Read on to secure your last minute seat! Our Charity High Tea will also have fabulous conversations on the couch and we are keen to hear from anyone who could donate some fantastic raffle prizes!

There is also another fantastic FREE digital event coming to our shores in March with the 'Make It Happen Summit' - read on to hear how entrepreneurs such as Michelle Bridges and Janine Allis have approached their own journeys of entrepreneurship and how they are keen to support others on the journey.

This week's Member of the Week wears numerous hats and wants other women to be their authentic selves. And there are a number of WNA blogs that have been written with niche subjects in mind - read on to find out more about building successful business partnerships, a COVID product innovation, and how to make your content visible online.

The Investing in Queensland Women Grant Program is also now open with grants up to $15,000 (ex GST) available and I have provided information on how you can apply a little later on. And if you feel like supporting the great work of the Mito Foundation, read on to find out about joining in the Virtual Bloody Long Walk!

And finally, I know we are all busy but keep sharing those kindness stories on our WNA facebook page or our other social pages below and remember Sunday is Valentine's Day so if you feel like celebrating here are a few ideas from Oprah! I hope to see a number of you at Socialise at Sunset this afternoon for some virtual networking!

Wishing you a wonderful weekend! 

Janelle ♥
OUR 'REAL NETWORKING' EVENT IS HERE THIS COMING THURSDAY!

Have you purchased your tickets to "Getting Real in 2021"?

We are thrilled to be able to give our valued members the chance to "Get Real" by showcasing how they pivoted and adapted their business in 2020. This event is perfect for those who have never been to a WNA event before, as well as those who attend regularly and absolutely love it.

Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to network with Brisbane members and hear all about the great things we want to achieve at WNA. Tickets are still on sale using the link below.

FROM STUCK TO UNSTOPPABLE - HOBART MEMBERS YOU CAN FIND YOUR CONSCIOUS GRIT!


Tickets are still on sale for our Hobart Event! Register below!


We're looking forward to trying out Botanica Bar Salamanca and hearing from Gail Eaton-Briggsour first Hobart speaker of 2021. 


Gail will take you through the stages of the model she has developed (Conscious Grit: from Stuck to Unstoppable), while sharing her personal story of how she moved from being in the zone of unconscious grit to the zone of conscious grit.


Event details:


Date: Friday 19 February

Time: 12.00pm - 2.30pm AEDT

Venue: The Loft, Botanica Bar, 23 Salamanca Square, Battery Point

Tickets: Members $69.00, Visitors $99.00 (all inclusive of GST)

Price includes one complimentary drink on arrival.

JOIN US FOR CONVERSATIONS ON THE COUCH, A HIGH TEA AND RAFFLE PRIZES!


Women's Network Australia is proud to be hosting our inaugural Charity High Tea featuring Conversations on the Couch with The Honourable Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO and Lady Mayoress of Brisbane, Nina Schrinner. With radio host Leigh Muirhead as our Master of Ceremonies, we are looking forward to an event filled with wonderful and relevant conversations, as well as a great opportunity to network with like-minded business women. You'll also be entertained by the exquisite voice of Lisa Lockland-Bell. All proceeds from the event raffle will go to our charity partner, Women's Legal Service Queensland. This is an event not to be missed! Book your tickets now to take advantage of early bird pricing!


We are keen to hear from you if you have a raffle prize you could donate. All prizes large and small will help support the wonderful work that Women's Legal Service Queensland do. Please send an email to advise if you would like to make a donation.


Event details:


Date: Friday 26 March 

Time: 11:00am - 2:00pm AEST

Venue: Stamford Plaza Brisbane, 39 Edward Street, Brisbane City QLD 4000

Tickets: Earlybird rates currently available - $125 (single ticket) or $1,200 (table of ten) - incl GST

SOCIALISE AT SUNSET IS BACK TODAY!


Today we're excited to host Socialise at Sunset for WNA members and guests. It's the perfect way to spend a Friday afternoon, networking virtually with like-minded women in business and catching up on the events of the past month. 


Socialise at Sunset is a great way to meet WNA members around the country and hear tips and tricks from different industries. Check the times below for your state and register for FREE using the button below.


Connect Nationally at:

QLD: 4.30pm

NSW | VIC | TAS | ACT: 5.30pm

WA: 2.30pm

SA: 5pm

NT: 4pm

YOU'RE INVITED TO THE MAKE IT HAPPEN SUMMIT!


How did Australia's top entrepreneurs defy the odds to make it happen? And more importantly, how can you make it happen too?!


You'll find out at The Make It Happen Summit - a free live digital event on Tuesday 2 March. You'll hear the previously untold stories of resilience, progress and success from Australia's pre-eminent business leaders including:

OUR MEMBER OF THE WEEK LOVES HELPING WOMEN UNLEASH THEIR POWER!


Yogita Ridgley is a successful business woman, CEO and Founder of "Travelling with Me, Myself and I", which offers Personal Development through Travel and Mindset. Yogita wears a few different hats, Solo Travel Specialist, Personal Development Strategist, an award winning international Speaker, #1 Best Selling Author and Blogger, with over a decade of solo travelling experience.


Yogita was featured by one of the Australia Magazines as a "Female Changer Maker." She was a finalist of an Innovative Business Award and Leadership Award. She was recently awarded second place in the People's Choice Category for Making a Difference (Health and Wellbeing) QLD & NT 2020 AusMumpreneur Awards.


Yogita is an Advocate for Mental Health and Wellbeing and Dyslexia awareness. Yogita's mission is to get every woman to play the role of "ME" without mask or pretence. Yogita's passion is Solo Travel to Self Discovery. Her vision is helping women to unleash the power of The Authentic Self through personal development.

WNA BLOG HIGHLIGHTS!


For business owners, blogging can seem like it takes up a huge amount of time in your day. By the time you prepare, research, write and edit your work, it all takes time and energy to complete. However, the primary reason blogging is so important for your business is that it improves brand awareness. It puts you and your business on the map and in front of potential clients and partners. Blogging also:

  • Builds relationships
  • Gives your company a human face
  • Improves transparency
  • Nurtures credibility
  • Builds excitement and anticipation
  • Generates leads
  • Increases customers.

This week's WNA blogs have been written with these tips in mind - have a read in your lunch break!


What does it take to be visible with your Content Online? Sigrid de Kaste

COVID Innovation - Launching a Pure Gold Elixir During Lockdown - Erik Bigalk

Our tips for successful business partnership - Bronwyn Condon

INVESTING IN QUEENSLAND WOMEN GRANT PROGRAM NOW OPEN!


The Queensland Department of Justice and Attorney-General is currently accepting applications under the new Investing in Queensland Women Grant Program. The program includes two rounds of $270,000 funding each year, with grants of up to $15,000 (excluding GST) available to community groups and organisations across the state's urban, rural and remote communities to develop and deliver initiatives that align with the Queensland Government's strategic priorities for women and address the unique issues faced by women and girls.


One off grant-funding will be made available to support initiatives with a duration of up to six months that align with the purpose of the program. The two rounds will open annually in February (Round 1) and July (Round 2). Each round will remain open for 1 month.


Applications for Round 1 are now open and will close at 5pm Friday, 5 March 2021. Successful applicants will be announced in May 2021.


For more details, including to view the guidelines and to apply, visit here.


WNA MOVIE CLUB HAS PLENTY TO OFFER!


You'll have to get in quick for this one! We're excited to have more complimentary tickets on offer this week. Take a look at the details below and send an email to media@womensnetwork.com.au to register your interest in FREE tickets!


Long Story Short is the story of serial procrastinator Teddy (RAFE SPALL) who thinks he has all the time in the world, but after an odd encounter with a stranger (NONI HAZLEHURST), he wakes up the morning after his wedding to discover that he's jumped forward a year in his life to his first anniversary. His wife Leanne (ZAHRA NEWMAN) is now heavily pregnant, with a full year of marriage behind them that he doesn’t remember living. 


Trapped in a cycle of time jumps, transported another year ahead every few minutes, Teddy is faced with a race against time as his life crumbles around him. With the help of his best friend Sam (RONNY CHIENG), Teddy tries to piece together where it all went wrong and, as his life flashes before his eyes, Teddy must learn how to live life in the precious moments to win back the woman he loves, even if it’s just for a second. In cinemas now!


Tickets provided to WNA members courtesy of Studio Canal.

GET ACTIVE AND COMPLETE THE 35KM VIRTUAL CHALLENGE TO CURE MITO!


The Bloody Long Virtual Walk challenges you to walk or run 35km from the 1st - 10th March 2021 to cure mitochondrial disease (mito).


No matter what your age, location or fitness level, you can join the Mito Movement to get active, maintain a healthy lifestyle and achieve your fitness goals. Register now!


Start your challenge on 1 March and log your KMs to track your progress and reach your 35km goal.


Share your challenge and raise funds to support Australians living with Mito.

INSPIRED FOR A CAREER CHANGE - LISTEN TO THIS PODCAST!


What She Did Next is a smart and engaging podcast series showcasing the fascinating career stories of Australian women from diverse fields and backgrounds, and their journey of facing and embracing change. Now in its third season, the show features women from rural and regional parts of the country as well as from our big cities. From creatures and entrepreneurs, to authors and activists, to women in leadership, media, politics and STEM. 


Podcast producer and host Jacqui Ooi is keen to share stories of women making brave choices to tread their own paths, live adventurous lives and make a positive difference in the world. If you're on the cusp of a new chapter yourself, we hope you hear something in these conversations that inspires your next move.

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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