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Dear Guest,

We are on the merry-go-round again with more border closures and changing news by the day. I have tried to keep things short, sweet and lighthearted this week! In terms of leaders making decisions, it has been a time where Premiers and our Government agencies have had to be adaptable and flexible with their approaches. 

I want to send my thoughts and positive wishes to all our friends, particularly those in Victoria. As I watch from afar, I know it is tough, but we are all thinking of you. We will get through this together by looking after each other and continually embracing the power of connection! 

I hope during this time, the WNA Winter Magazine and our friendly network of awesome women has been able to keep you going, moving forward and importantly keeping the faith and hope for a better day.  It makes me even more determined that our much anticipated WNA Christmas Charity Luncheon will go ahead as planned! Getting to spend time with all of you again has kept me motivated to make it a special event for all. 

WNA Virtual Season Two has kept us all entertained and educated and I am excited about Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell, joining us for Episode Three. It will be a great chance for you to ask any business questions that will support you in moving forward. Don't forget to book your ticket! Episode four details will also be announced very soon! 

With managing finance a key topic for our businesses and personal situations, it is great this week to be profiling Tracy Kearey as our Member of the Week! Her experience could be beneficial for you individually at this time, so feel free to reach out to her with any enquiries or questions. Also check out the upcoming Money Debates Virtual Summit. If you want to develop your financial literacy knowledge and capability, please read more here to join in from August 24!  

Everyone is experiencing a challenging time and we all want to view and hear as much positive material as we can, but I thought it was important to highlight Homelessness Week 2020 (August 2 – 8). With the theme “Everybody needs a home”, I urge you to get involved in some of the activities that will help those less fortunate in Australia so we can help end homelessness altogether. 

Remember to join us this afternoon at 4.30pm for Socialise at Sunset - a chance to connect for a virtual catch up, engage with your fellow members nationally, chat about the positives or some of the challenges that you have had this week. If you would like to invite a friend along, please let me know, and we can invite them! 

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

Wishing you a wonderful day! 

Janelle x


The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASFBEO), Kate Carnell, will be joining us for Episode Three of WNA Virtual Season Two. Ms Carnell will discuss with us all things small business and give time for your questions to be answered.

This is an episode not to be missed, so lock it in your calendar now and book your ticket here. 

One question that has consistently been raised with me personally is regarding government support for sole traders. WNA Member Wendy Chamberlain has decided to act, rather than sitting, waiting and hoping for action. Wendy has started a petition that you can take a look at here. No doubt this topic will be discussed further during Episode Three.


Please book today for your opportunity to join us for a wonderful day of #womensupportingwomen and to support Women’s Legal Service Queensland. Hurry! Seats filling fast! Books yours now using the button below!


With over 20 years of experience as a finance and mortgage broker, Tracy Kearey, Managing Director of Home Loan Connexion Pty Ltd, has helped thousands of people to fulfil their dream of home ownership. Highly experienced, Tracy has access to a panel of over 45 lenders providing her clients with a vast array of choice. 

Tracy also understands the financial challenges faced by women chasing their dream of home ownership and is proficient at navigating them through the lending haze. By educating and demystifying the borrowing process, Tracy has created a reputation as being the ‘go to person’ when needing to secure the best loan and rate available. Find out more by visiting


In Binh’s latest WNA Blog you can read a case study in successful rebranding and pick up tips on the do’s and don’t of choosing a business name.

When Dr Elizabeth Kirk, Beyond Ergo decided to rebrand her specialised ergonomic business, she consulted with Seriously Trademarks for assistance with trademarking her new name. What Dr Kirk discovered was that her chosen name wasn’t an ideal representation of her business, and rebranding was more involved than simply choosing a new name. 

Thanks for the wonderful feedback on the Winter Edition of the WNA Magazine, this has been such a great success…… and we want you to get excited about the next one!

Later this year, we will be producing our 30 year Anniversary Edition of the WNA Magazine.  There are many great opportunities available on how you and your business can be featured in the next edition.  For more details, please contact us here .
Creating new markets with Blue Ocean Strategy

Harvard Business Review have a number of short and practical videos that feature advice for leaders and business owners to watch free of charge! I loved this one below on blue ocean strategy which explains how you can make your competitors irrelevant and use value innovation. Follow this link to view.

There are another 18 that you can watch here in your spare time.

A new e-book by our friend Suzanne Glendinning

Suzanne, one of our fantastic Victorian members has just launched a new book, WOMEN IN BUSINESS, which she would love to share with you!  It reveals the six critical strategies that make the difference in finding the time, energy and enthusiasm to succeed in a world often dominated by outmoded thinking. It’s fantastic and you can download the free e-book here

Who can forget the Go Go’s!

I might be showing my age here but who can forget the pop groundbreakers, The Go Go’s! These female 80’s rockstars were amazing. With a reunion tour planned for 2021, check out their latest documentary trailer which portrays the women behind the band and how fame and success affected these pop sensations.

For other documentaries to grace our screens in 2020 (Covid19 dependant) check out this link.

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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