Port Stephens Women In Business Supporting Each Other Port Stephens by News Of The Area - Modern Media - March 10, 2021 Lia Pereira founder of Sea Shelter and co-winner of the Port Stephens Award for the Environment in 2021 presented to the group. PORT Stephens Women in Business (PSWIB) is all about supporting women who own and operate their own businesses. The group held a meeting at Irukandji Shark and Ray Encounters with 40 local businesswomen in attendance. Fiona Brown President of Port Stephens Women In Business told News Of The Area, “Lia Pereira, owner of Irukandji spoke about how their business began, the great services they currently offer to benefit our sea creatures and local environment, plus their amazing plans for expansion over the coming years.” Advertise with News of The Area today. It’s worth it for your business. Message us. Phone us – (02) 4981 8882. Email us – [email protected] A highlight of the meeting was being given the opportunity to wade knee deep into the pools and feed the rays and small sharks, as well as feed rays and eels in the tanks. “The women in attendance really loved the experience.” Guest speaker at the event was 2020 Port Stephens Citizen of the Year and Founder of Plastic Free Port Stephens (PFPS), Alicia Cameron, who spoke to the group about how PFPS began, the initiatives they have been working on and ways that we can each play a small part in helping Port Stephens become plastic free. “On a positive note PSWIB events are growing with numbers now over 40 women at each event, we love to host our events at various venues in Port Stephens as a way of supporting and showcasing other local businesses,” she said. Port Stephens Women in Business hold events on the evening of the last Wednesday of the month. You can find out more and keep informed by joining the groups Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pswib or go to www.pswib.com.au to join. Register to attend the next event which will be held at Spark Cowork on 31 March where members and guests will be learning about the Small Business Boost program. Want to know more about supporting our local environment visit PFPS https://www.facebook.com/Plasticfreeportstephens and www.seashelter.org.au. By Marian SAMPSON Some of the members featured in the placemaking sign at Irukandji Shark and Ray Encounters.