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Dear Guest,

Australian owned and manufactured businesses are the backbone of which our nation, workers, families and livelihoods are built off. It was so heartening to hear this week that iconic outfitter RM Williams is back under Australian ownership. During this recession and the uncertain pandemic times we are in, Andrew Forrest and his wife Nicola Forrest announced a return to Australian ownership on Monday which is great news. This is a wonderful leadership example to our business community that we need to support local manufacturing and production. I'm sure we will all continue to wear our RM Boots with pride!

I am also pleased to announce due to easing of restrictions in Queensland that we are able to host more WNA members and friends at the WNA Christmas Charity Luncheon on Thursday 26 November. Inspirational Indooroopilly Head Stylist, Liz Golding will curate a fashion parade during the event which I am very excited about! A rare creative who can style across many different genres, Liz is famous for bringing individual style to life! Don't forget to book your tickets now to join the party!

Our latest Hobart event with Polly Venning was an elevating experience for all who attended and from what I hear there was a lot of learning in the room. You may have noticed I haven't announced a date for November's Socialise at Sunset virtual networking afternoon, but I do have something special to announce in due course. Stay tuned!

I am delighted to profile Tracey Robinson as our member of the week. Tracey is passionate about providing ethical business legal services to clients who want a customised solution for their individual needs. In the Membership section of this communique you'll also find a WNA Member special to boost your productivity!

And for a little something else that helps keep us moving and active, you can read about National Ride to Work Day which we celebrated this week, follow along with Brene Brown's latest podcast on daring leadership, and find out how you can support Breast Cancer Awareness Month and obtain your Australian Women's Health Diary.

Lastly, keeping your employees engaged and appreciated is important so read on to find out how other businesses of today are building rapport in remote working situations.

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

Wishing you a wonderful weekend! 

Janelle ♥
GREAT NEWS! MORE OF OUR WONDERFUL MEMBERS CAN ATTEND THE CHRISTMAS EVENT!

Good news about the Christmas Charity Luncheon! With restrictions easing further in Queensland, we are now able to host more members and friends at the event, as well as include our stand-up networking prior to the event! This week I am pleased to announce our event entertainment will include a fashion parade curated by Indooroopilly Shopping Centre Head Stylist, Liz Golding.

Liz recently appeared in Style Magazine alongside fellow Indooroopilly Shopping Centre stylists Cate Massi and Stacey McGregor. We can't wait to see what Liz puts together for this event! With more than 30 years of experience, you can be sure there will be something for everyone!

With just over a month until we kick off, book your seat here to join in on what will be a fabulous day! 

SOMETHING SPECIAL IS ON THE RADAR FOR SOCIALISE AT SUNSET :) 

It was great to catch up with members around the country during Socialise at Sunset last week! The opportunity to network virtually has allowed us to meet members we wouldn't see at our local catch ups and get to know them. It has also allowed members to share their stories - both good and bad - and learn from each other.

In such uncertain times, I feel our network has bonded more than ever. You will notice I haven't yet set a date for Socialise at Sunset in November. That's because we have something special up our sleeves! Stay tuned to find out more in the coming days and weeks!

     

OUR WNA MEMBER OF THE WEEK IS FOCUSED ON CUSTOMISING SOLUTIONS FOR CLIENTS!


Tracey Robinson is a Director/Partner of Robinson Nielsen Legal, providing a full range of business legal services. Tracey is passionate about making a difference and providing real outcomes for her clients. Working for a boutique law firm, Tracey takes the time to listen and understand her clients' concerns and customise a solution that directly responds to their individual needs and goals. Tracey focuses on what is essential to her clients and their business and always endeavours to set the highest standards and ethics.


As a Master of Business Administration graduate and expert in restructuring and insolvency, Tracey has specific expertise in Litigation and Insolvency Law, Business and Commercial Law, Employment Law and other areas of Business Law as part of her work portfolio.


Find out more about Tracey through the WNA Member Directory.


HAVE A READ OF SOME OF THE LATEST WNA BLOGS BY OUR MEMBERS!


You can also read other informative articles below and on our website from our wonderful WNA 
members:

WNA MEMBER SPECIAL FROM BEYOND ERGO - INCREASE COMFORT AND PRODUCTIVITY!


With all of us spending more time working from home and juggling a myriad of tasks, ergonomic probably doesn't quite describe our workspace. Luckily, Liz Kirk of Beyond Ergo has put together the Virtual Ergo & Self-Care workshop to improve health, wellbeing and productivity by building self-care competencies specific for screen-intensive work.


Through this course, you will discover no-cost strategies that refine ergonomic set-up to match your stature, develop postural mindfulness and build the physical conditioning you need to decrease aches and pain, increase comfort and productivity and help you thrive at work.


This special offer for WNA members gives you an additional 20% discount and all you need to do is click the link below and use the code: WNA20


What are you waiting for?! For less than the cost of a trip to the Physio, sign up now and make your day less painful and more productive!  Find out more and register here.


GET YOUR SPIN ON WITH NATIONAL RIDE TO WORK DAY THIS WEEK!

I am lucky that my office is at home, however I love reading how our communities stay active through days such as National Ride to Work Day. It's always good to learn how we can be more spirited with our physical activity whether that is out in the sunshine on our bikes, busting a few dance moves with our favourite song, or with a gentle stroll around our local paths. I am in the later category of land walkers but I do enjoy the odd bike ride! 

With many of us working from home and not making the commute to work, it could be that you celebrate hopping on your bike or getting your joggers out to locate your morning coffee, park your car that bit further away from the shops to increase your steps, or ring a friend and walk together. Either way, riding our bikes is a fantastic way to enjoy the fresh air and a bit of sunshine, and helps our environment too! 

If you aren't a confident rider, Bicycle Network share fantastic tips so you can get the most from your ride and most importantly stay safe while doing it! E-bikes could be your friend if you want a bit of extra oomph up those hills and to keep up with your riding friends. And for those more experienced riders, this could be the perfect inspiration for your next trip. Take a look at the wonderful trips organised by WNA Members, Cycle Away. They are already planning a full calendar for 2021!

A NEW BRENE BROWN PODCAST TO INSPIRE YOUR LEADERSHIP!

Researcher and vulnerability expert Brene Brown is a woman on a mission to ensure we have the conversations that help us show up, step up and dare to lead. Her newest podcast 'Dare to Lead' is based on her book, Dare to Lead, which debuted at #1 on the New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestseller lists. 

Brene will bring a mix of solo episodes and conversations from change-catalysts and culture-shifters who love innovating, creating and building a better, more just world. Brene is a big believer that daring leadership is required at work, in the home and our communities. See below for more information:


OCTOBER IS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. 2020 has been a powerful reminder that we are all in this together, and our choices and actions have the power to protect the most vulnerable among us in a big way. The same holds true when it comes to breast cancer. Find out about how you can show your support through this link.

Another way you can help is by purchasing a copy of the 2021 Australian Women's Health Diary. When you buy the diary, not only will you be helping the 54 women diagnosed with breast cancer every day, but you'll have the perfect A5 organiser for the year ahead with all the latest health and wellbeing advice at your fingertips.

The diary is available now and can be purchased from newsagents, Woolworths, participating post offices, or via this link :)

GETTING CREATIVE WITH YOUR EMPLOYEE PERKS!

It's super important to keep employees engaged and happy for a company's success and stability, particularly during these remote working times. Many companies know that good company culture and the ability to retain staff is due to the amenities in the office, the food provided, and the social gatherings. Trying to replicate these at home is more challenging, but it was interesting to read how other companies are engaging with employees and making them feel appreciated.

It was great to hear how software delivery platform employees from Harness were receiving picnic boxes, tracksuits, coffee mugs and other surprise gifts. It got me thinking how WNA network businesses are keeping your staff and employees upbeat and on track during this time. Maybe we could share our team rapport-building ideas during our next virtual networking! I'd love to hear how you are getting creative!

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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