CALLING ALL WOMEN IN BUSINESS….
ARE YOU A LEADER, AN INNOVATOR, A MENTOR, OR A DEDICATED EMPLOYEE MAKING A DIFFERENCE? HAVE YOU MADE A POSITIVE CONTRIBUTION TO YOUR COMMUNITY IN A WORK OR VOLUNTEER CAPACITY? IF SO, IT’S TIME TO SHARE YOUR STORY AND EARN SOME RECOGNITION FOR A JOB WELL DONE.
Nominations are open for the 2017 Influential Women in Business Awards, celebrating and recognising the many achievements of women who live and work in the Green Triangle region. The Awards are open to women operating a business, working in a business or at a community level. They provide a wonderful opportunity for personal and business development, recognition and up to $10,000 in prizes.
AWARD NOMINATIONS CLOSE 25 June 2017. So get cracking and nominate yourself or a businesswoman / community person you admire today!
NOMINATE NOW AT www.wibrd.org.au/awards
Best Small Business (5 and under employees)
$1,500 package consisting of a Barbara Lightburn – Change Your Future Business Package valued at $1,000 and a travel voucher valued at $500. Sponsored by Ray White Keatley
Entrepreneur of the Year (New Business Start-up)
Training program for the winner to further encourage and support their business and professional development. Valued at $1500. Sponsored by Metro Bakery & Café
The application process is incredibly simple; you simply need to answer five questions about your business or role within an organisation, along with your experiences .
Award nominations close on 25 June 2017.
WiBRD offers individual and Corporate membership. Membership runs from January 1st to December 31st each year. Costs of individual membership is $ 85.00 (inc GST). Corporate membership offers full membership for up to three (3) employees of the Corporate member and the fee is $200.00 (Inc GST).
If you are interested in becoming a member please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will invoice you alternatively you can click on the following link to pay via CC Here https://www.stickytickets.com.au/52539 . Please note payments via CC will incur an additional processing fee.
June FREE Member Work/ Life Balance Workshop
Join us for our June workshop session on work and life balance with Jo Fincham of the Nourish Nook and Hayley Agnew of Happy & Healthy with Hayley who will present on all things health, wellness and balance.
Where: Blue Indigo Yoga & Fitness at 11 Herbert Street, Mount Gambier
When: Sunday the 18th June 2017
Time: 10am to 12 midday
Cost: This training is a benefit of a WIBRD Membership and is FREE to members only
Non-Members welcome for a fee of $30 plus booking fee
Not a member of WIBRD? JOIN NOW!
Dress: Casual/ Active Wear
Light nibbles and refreshments provided.
BOOK TICKETS HERE- https://www.stickytickets.com.au/53399
Please note this event is strictly limited to 30 people so please book early to ensure you do not miss out.
When: Friday the 30 June
Time: from 1pm
Host: Di Ind
RSVP: If you can please text your attendance to Di Ind on 0417273645 at least one day prior to the lunch.
Cost: Lunch specials start from $16.
An intensive judging process has now been completed for the WIBRD Entrepreneurial Scholarships for 2017 with four finalists being shortlisted and the two winners, Kelsie Prowse of The Apple Farm and Caitlin Zukauskas of Luxe Glamping announced at the WIBRD 2017 Launch at the Commodore on the Park.
According to the WiBRD Scholarship Committee Chair, Fiona Pulford, “we are very proud of the number and calibre of all entries to the scholarships. The variety of talent and innovation within the Green Triangle is incredible; we have been highly impressed by the standard, with so many of the applicants demonstrating entrepreneurial potential through setting up a new business and taking on financial risks in the hope of profit. They should all be very proud of what they have achieved and the number of applicants demonstrates the growing number of entrepreneurial talent our region has to offer. The number of submissions is a strong indication that this new and exciting initiative of the WIBRD is considered a step in the right direction by providing further opportunities for local business operators to support and collaborate.”
The two scholarships offered by Women in Business & Regional Development were developed to support the establishment and fostering of entrepreneurs and up and coming business women in our region who demonstrate entrepreneurial potential through setting up a new business, taking on financial risks in the hope of profit along with ongoing involvement in networking. Valued at over $1500 each, the scholarships are available to entrepreneurs and/or up and coming businesswomen in the Limestone Coast & Green Triangle area who demonstrate entrepreneurial potential.
We are pleased to present our Sponsorship Prospectus for 2017. Please note the sponsorships for 2017 have now closed, if you are interested in becoming involved in the network please contact email@example.com.
Women in Business and Regional Development are proud to announce our involvement in the ANZ Mortgage introducer program.
After much consideration and member feedback from a survey of our network, Women in Business & Regional Development would like to announce our involvement in the ANZ Mortgage Introducer Program.
This opportunity by our Major Sponsor ANZ will enable us to receive additional funding to support the sustainability of our network through a mortgage introducer program whereby WIBRD receive 0.3% on residential loans and 0.6% of commercial loans from ANZ when members and sponsors of WIBRD mention their association with Women in Business & Regional Development.
The program will run for a trial period until from March 31, 2016 to October 1, 2016. A decision will then be made by the then current WIBRD Board if the program will continue taking in to account the 2017 sponsorship prospectus.
The WIBRD involvement in the program does not mean that we recommend the ANZ mortgage products over other mortgage products offered in the sector, and all people getting a loan are advised to perform their own due diligence in deciding what product is best for you or your business needs.
The decision to go ahead with this program has been reliant upon the feedback received from our network and we thank all that have contributed to the WIBRD making the decision to be involved.
All money raised from this program from the trial period will go towards the SARWG Scholarship, a Sub Fund of the Stand Like Stone Foundation, that seeks to support women in the Limestone Coast to achieve their educational goals, and operational costs for the WIBRD network to ensure our sustainability and ability to offer our members cost effective training and events.
Please note all enquiries are kept in the strictest confidence and any personal and/or business details are not shared with Women in Business & Regional Development.
If you are interested in hearing more about the program or ANZ products please contacting one of the following ANZ Mount Gambier Staff Members;
ANZ Business Banking Manager
0419 270 956
ANZ Home & Investment Lending Manager
0417 138 407
ANZ Branch Manager
0403 367 447
On Monday the 10th of October Women in Business & Regional Development held their 2016 AGM. Thank you to the 21 members and Board Members who attended the night. Our 2016 AGM saw the resignation due to personal and business commitments of Fiona Hetherington & Nicole Cunningham and therefore there were two positions up for tenure. Congratulations to Cathy Lunnay & Sam Rothall for being nominated to the Board. If you are interested in reading the 2015/2016 Annual Report please CLICK HERE.
WINNERS ANNOUNCED AT THE 2015 INFLUENTIAL WOMEN IN BUSINESS AWARDS
An outstanding 480 people from around the region attended the Gala event which was held at the Barn Palais, Mount Gambier to witness the announcement of the winners of the prestigious Women in Business & Regional Developments 2015 Influential Women in Business Awards.
Sponsored by AltusQ Experiential Coaching
Awarded to Simone Kain from Hello Friday & George the Farmer
BEST BUSINESS AWARD
Sponsored by Sinclair Wilson
Awarded to Kelly Nicholson from Beachport Liquid Minerals
YOUNG BUSINESSWOMAN OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by Complete Real Estate
Awarded to Rachel Alexander from Windon Park Belted Galloways
BUSINESS WOMAN OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by ANZ
Awarded to Wendy Fennell From Fennell Forestry
Sponsored by The City of Mount Gambier
Awarded to Nel Jans from the South East Junction Mental Health Resource & Activity Centre
Women in Business & Regional Development would like to congratulate this year’s winners as the depth and quality of entries had been outstanding. The awards are a fantastic way to celebrate the women in our community- their achievements, their continuing ability to improve themselves, their contribution not just to the business community but to the wider community also and we are so very proud of all involved in the process, not just the winners but the nominees, sponsors and judges.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE AMAZING WOMEN WHO NOMINATED FOR THE 2015 INFLUENTIAL WOMEN IN BUSINESS AWARDS. THE NOMINATION PERIOD IS NOW CLOSED. BEST OF LUCK TO ALL WHO HAVE ENTERED.
Please CLICK HERE for a full list of all nominees for the 2015 IWA Awards.
2015 Influential Women in Business Awards Terms & Conditions. Click Here.
Women in Business and Regional Development Incorporated is open to all professional women in the Green Triangle (Limestone Coast and SW Victoria) offering networking opportunities that are:
inclusive – collaborative – innovative – professional – fun
To join us TODAY simply download this WIBRD Membership Form and email or send it back to us.