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Vol 3. Summer/Autumn
Girl group hatched
ARE you a chick in business on the
Well, Border Business Chicks
could be right up your alley.
The women's networking group
aims to offer members a range of benefits including
networking opportunities, workshops and functions
with motivational speakers and mentoring.
President Judy Barker said Border Business
Chicks was formed in 2009 and based on a
successful model in Port Macquarie that has
operated for more than a decade.
She said the objectives of the group included
lifting the level of awareness, acceptance and
visibility of women and the talents and resources
they have to offer.
"The group also provides a pooling facility for
like-minded individuals to share information,
ideas and knowledge and bringing about
positive change,'' she said.
She said local business women helped
motivate each other by fostering an environment
of positive influences.
"The word 'can't' is not part of the vocabulary
used,'' she said.
Border Business Chicks also helps create a
non-critical place for its members to support,
encourage and challenge each other to achieve
beyond their own expectations in all aspects of
Since its formation last year the group has
already swelled to more than 100 members and
is continually growing.
Border Business Chicks hosts several events
including a 'Lunch and Learn' covering personal
branding, styling and looking after the inner
woman, as well as speed networking which
allows members to make 10 new contacts with
other like-minded members.
She said time management seminars and a recent
formal dinner with an "On the coach with Kylie
King" session with in-depth interviews with three
successful local women had also proved successful.
The Border Business Chicks recently entered
this year's Relay for Life event in Wodonga,
raising $4618 towards the charity.
"The year ahead sees further opportunities
to further expand the group's activities, with La
Trobe University scholarships and facilitation
of mentoring opportunities currently being
developed,'' she said.
"I am quite surprised but very excited by the
growth of the group since inception in 2009 and
can only hope for bigger and better things for
members in 2011."
New and existing members are encouraged to
attend any of the group's events.
More information can be found on the group's
l Vicki Walsh,
president Judy Barker,
Jenny Harrison, Kylie
King and Fiona Shanks
from the Border
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