As a lot of our friends around the country enjoyed a long weekend, I reflected on the achievements of the 933 recipients of Queen's Birthday Honours. Business leaders, athletes, musicians, philanthropists and former politicians were honoured for their positive contributions to their communities and to Australia, both globally and domestically.
It reminded me that we are all making worthy contributions in our local communities and your hard work, passionate ideas, and love and support for your fellow WNA members is what makes our WNA network so special. Keep up the good work!
It was exciting to hear the trans-Tasman travel route is getting closer to re-opening in July which is great. Alongside Australia's internal borders re-opening soon this is vital for both country's economies to recover and flourish again.
I know that many of you are keen to develop your business skills. Check out the "membership" section below for a detailed list of links to online training that may assist you, along with tips and links to help protect your cybersecurity.
As a supporter of women's sport, I am excited to hear women's sport will be returning to our TV's and particularly the Suncorp Super Netball League will be returning to TV on August 1. It's been great to see young kids shooting hoops or kicking the soccer ball at the park and reacquainting with their friends at community sport level again. Sport needs our support more than ever!
Don't forget, Socialise at Sunset, our FREE virtual meet-up will run this Friday June 12 and Episode Six of our Virtual Series will beam live on Wednesday 17 June so register today!
Lastly, the WNA Winter Edition magazine is coming along fabulously. A big reminder to update your member profile and ensure your address details are correct so you can receive your magazine in the mail!
As always, I am here to help, so please don’t hesitate to reach out.
Wishing you a wonderful day!
Thank you for supporting our WNA Virtual sessions - we are looking forward to the final episode for this series on Wednesday June 17!
Episode 6 will help you discover the 10 secrets to becoming an expert in your field. Katrena Friel is an international expert in developing performance excellence and is a playground for women interested in transformation, learning and fun. Katrena provides a customised, very personal solution, to build the business of your dreams and make you a superstar in your field of excellence.
"Taking us higher" leads me to an introduction of our member of the week – Stacy Farrell, Founder and Visual Enthusiast of Content Box Australia.
Stacy has over 25 years education, design, business marketing and strategic communication experience across Asia Pacific B2B sectors including professional services, aviation, engineering, building, aged care, not for profit and animal welfare.
Stacy's passion is helping small to mid-sized business owners develop and implement a strategy first marketing system that will achieve consistent sales and lead generation to help businesses build, grow and scale. Having established and sold her own businesses both in Australia and overseas, Stacy is an expert in the small business, strategic and content marketing sector.
If you are keen to connect with Stacy email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or find her at her linkedin page.
ONLINE TRAINING FOR SMALL BUSINESS
See below for some informative links to free online training that may assist you and your business.
Thanks Sandra Hayward for your five great tips on creating a healthier home and office in this week's WNA Blog series. The indoor plant is a great idea! Tracey Robinson, your note on Franchise Code of Conduct obligations is super, and Liz Golding I love your passion for fashion! Keep forwarding your blogs through to my email each week!
TIPS FOR PROTECTING YOUR CYBERSECURITY
With scammers taking advantage of people during this challenging time, it's important to protect yourself and your business with these strategies:
*Be aware of fraudulent emails from supposed experts who claim to have updates on the coronavirus
*Don't open attachments from organisations or people you don't know
*Do not give your personal details out to anyone unless you have done your research to confirm their validity
*Implement multi-factor authentication for your IT systems
*Ensure your team is educated on cyber-safe practices
*Report any cyber activity or suspected cyber activity here