Calling all women in business who are looking for a little ‘extra’. A little extra support, a little extra inspiration, a little extra sense of community and a little more greatness in their ventures. Does she sound like you? If it’s a “hell yes”, we would be delighted if you would join us for our Inspire + Collaborate event series.
The Run Down //
Our Inspire + Collaborate series is made up of three events that aim to inspire, motivate and light a fire under the women of the South West. Proudly sponsored by RRR Network and your local Bendigo Bank, Inspire + Collaborate is a professional and personal development series that is sure to offer equal doses of inspiration and an amp up of your business know-how! Held between Dunsborough and Busselton and boasting incredible interviews with women in business, workshops, networking opportunities and a celebration of the strength and diversity of our regional community the events promise to be a gatherings like no other.
The Nitty Gritty //
Event ONE in our three part series is being served to you (piping hot) on April 29th from 5:30 to 7:30pm, hosted at the beautiful Mobo (Zest’s event space). The kickoff event is based around a celebration of all things women in business. “THIS BLOOMIN’ BUSINESS” is all about growing and smashing your goals, writing your own rules and doing business in a way that is fulfilling and reflects your own personal brand.
The Who’s Who of “THIS BLOOMIN’ BUSINESS” //
Our panel of speakers include women who have built and managed local, domestic and international businesses and who are passionate about what they do.
Jo Perry – Inspired by her grandfather, Jo’s first vintage was at the ripe old age of 14 at Cape Mentelle, serving as the catalyst to a life dedicated to the art of wine making. She pursued her passion further by studying at James Sturt University. This immersion in study and the eastern state vineyards allowed her to travel and step aboard the rapid learning curve. Her studies saw her travel to France, San Francisco, Palermo, London, Auckland, California, Germany and all around Australia, before leading her to Spain where she spent many years overseeing two wineries. The call of home was too great and Jo relocated to Margaret River to create her own brand. All of her experience lead Jo to developing the unique and innovative Dormilona Wines. Dormilona Wines birthed a new world of wine making, pushing boundaries and delivering an incredible product in their amazing wines, all the while building national and international following. Hers is a career built from passion, dedication and a yearning for the good life.
Carrie Davis – A born and bred local, calling Dunsborough her home as a child and now choosing to raise her own two children here, Carrie is a proud South Western women in business. She began her own bookkeeping business in 2007, building her clientele slowly and steadily, including 4 Pines Brewing Company. Fast forward to today where her involvement in 4 Pines, one of the largest craft beer brands in Australia, is at the forefront of its success. The building success and potential of this incredible venture was recognised by AB inBev, an international brewery, who purchased 4 Pines and which Carrie played an invaluable role in. She also celebrates collaboration and strives to give back to the community that has given so much to her, currently on the board of Smiths Beach Surf Life Saving Club. Carrie, a passionate advocate for women in business, empowers women in the industry to thrive and embodies a feminine style of leadership that is credit to her success.
Claire Spalding – Claire has had an incredible career as a brand strategist and marketing guru, spanning almost 20 years and supporting domestic and international businesses alike. She initially studied a double degree in Marketing and Public Relations, which empowered her to navigate various industries with confidence and a unique eye for design that separates her from others in her field. She currently serves an integral role at NOROCK, a patented self-stabilising table base, manufactured overseas and distributed throughout Europe, UK, USA and Australia. Fitted out in global chains around the world such as Nando’s and Wagamama, you will also find them locally in Yarri, Merchant & Maker plus many more. Claire’s role has evolved and grown with the incredible success and recognition of the company, and her job sees her responsible for brand strategy and marketing of this unique business. When her
NOROCK hat isn’t on, she sits on several boards and is mama to two little ones. She loves working and living in Australia’s beautiful South West, and is passionate about equipping women in business to find their voice (and brand!) and work boldly.
To round things out, we’ll run a workshop aimed at giving you some actionable insights to take back into your business or role.