PORT Stephens Women in Business started with an idea and then a meeting of local business women came together.
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Together the idea of inspiring and creating a network which would help local women develop their businesses through networking, mentoring and education was embraced.
Leah Anderson, now President of the Tomaree Business Chamber and her colleague Carly Bush are the instigators of the initiative.
This week the group celebrated 10 years of Positive Networking for Women.
The event was full of glitz and glamour.
As members past and present dressed to impress for the Gala Ball which celebrated the Landmark.
Leah Anderson was the not for profits first president, Emily Perry now fills this role.
Medowie’s Kylie Smilie has also filled the role, together these women have created a movement which is strong and empowers local business women.
Whether working in micro business or for large corporates all are welcomed and all have access to the help and support of the networks vision.
That vision is to empower, mentor and create lasting friendships.
In fact the friendships created through membership even saw international attendees at the ball which celebrated Port Stephens Women In Business’ tenth anniversary.
The event was held at Shoal Bay Country Club and was billed as sold out and successfully raised $2000 for the the Tomaree Breast Cancer Support Group.
Emily Perry told News Of The Area, “Port Stephens Women In Business will will be presenting a cheque for $2000 to the Tomaree Breast Cancer Support Group at their In The Pink breakfast on Wednesday 16 October.”
“The Ball was wonderful and it is fantastic that Port Stephens Women In Business are able to support a women’s charity at the same time as celebrating achieving 10 years of women supporting women.”
By Marian SAMPSON