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WiBRD offers individual and Corporate membership. Membership runs from January 1st to December 31st each year.

General 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).

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If you are interested in becoming a member please  email executive@wibrd.org.au and we will invoice you alternatively you can click on the following link to pay via CC https://www.stickytickets.com.au/45916. Please note payments via CC will incur an additional processing fee.

Vision

To lead a series of inclusive networks for like-minded women in a supportive and professional environment.

Mission

Women in Business and Regional Development Inc. supports and provides opportunities to:

  • enhance business connections
  • build skills base
  • develop friendships
  • develop supportive strategic alliances
  • be an identifiable and respected source of community and regional perspectives

Membership Categories:

WiBRD offers individual and Corporate membership. Cost 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).

What is the purpose of WiBRD?

WiBRD is a network to support like-minded women to get together in a supportive environment. Our purpose is to provide relationships to enhance business, develop friendships and strategic alliances and to be an identifiable and respected source of community and regional perspectives, sought by policy makers and drivers.

WiBRD guiding principles:

  • Inclusion – provide a network that is supportive, accessible, flexible, and relevant to members.
  • Collaboration – work in collaboration with organisations whose charter has commonality and/or who provide opportunities for WiBRD members.
  • Innovation – provide access, network links and opportunities for members to enable innovation.
  • Professionalism – activities of WiBRD to be conducted in a professional manner. WiBRD aims to provide a quality program delivered in a professional manner. Expectation that members will conduct themselves with integrity.
  • Growth – to expand and develop all network memberships to enhance the potential of all members to grow their businesses and networks. To build on the past and seek ongoing successful rural and regional communities.

How is WiBRD funded?

WiBRD is currently funded by membership fees and sponsorship. In the future funding will be sought from external providers (Grants etc) to maintain and expand its operations. Currently WiBRD is operated by a voluntary Board and an Executive Officer on part time service contract.

WiBRD Membership Benefits

  1. WiBRD events discount for events
  2. Free ticket to the WIBRD Christmas function
  3. Access to Network events
  4. WiBRD infrastructure and support – Incorporated Body with insurance. (Network meeting groups have the benefit that all corporate governance and BAS,Audits etc are taken care of by the Board)
  5. Networking ability across the Green Triangle
  6. Be part of networking group with significant influence in the region.

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;

Darrel Soderlund

ANZ Business Banking Manager

0419 270 956

darrel.soderlund@anz.com

Cheryl White

ANZ Home & Investment Lending Manager

0417 138 407

cheryl.white@anz.com

Matt Foreman

ANZ Branch Manager

0403 367 447

matt.foreman@anz.com


2015/2016 Annual General Meeting
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.


We are pleased to present our Sponsorship Prospectus for 2017. If you are interested in becoming involved in the network in 2017 please do not hesitate to contact us.

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BannerIWAWINNERS 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.
 

BEST SMALL BUSINESS AWARD
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


COMMUNITY LEADER
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.