Ahead of the rest: women business leaders in Port Macquarie
10 October 2019 at 7:30 am to 10:00 am
A free networking breakfast seminar is brought to you by Service NSW who make it easier for small businesses to find government information.
This is a great opportunity to hear from inspiring women that have transformed their idea into a thriving business. From floristry to the creative arts, you will hear directly from entrepreneurs about their journey and the challenges they faced when getting going and growing.
A facilitated panel discussion will be led by multi award winning Kristal Kinsela-Christie who is the owner and managing director of Indigenous Professional Services (IPS). Kristal is a proud Aboriginal role model, a descendant of both the Jawoyn and Wiradjuri nations with more than 16 years of experience in education and training, organisational and workforce development, and supplier diversity working across Government, Corporate and Not-for-Profit sectors.
Joining Kristal in the panel discussion is Ashley Sargeson, owner of Touchwood Flowers. Ashley at the age of 18, and having never had a job before, took a huge risk and purchased Touchwood Flowers in 2015. Just two short years later she won both the Women in Business and Young Entrepreneur Awards in 2017. She has worked hard to build a strong reputation, establish customer confidence and launch an online shop. Ashley will share her experience and how she remained flexible and adaptable in an evolving environment.
We will also be talking to Stacey Morgan who is the owner and principal of Port Macquarie Performing Arts. Stacey is the winner of the Mid North Coast Business Award for Young Entrepreneur (three years running) and Outstanding Business Leader and locally winning the Embracing Technology Award and Excellence in Innovation (twice). Stacey has proven what it takes to make a successful business and will be sharing her expertise on how to differentiate your business in a crowded market.
On stage we will also be hearing from Kayley Riddle who is the Owner and Director of People Engine, who work with businesses to align their people engine with their strategy everyday to improve performance and profit. Not only is she a business owner, Kayley is also proudly the Vice President of the Hastings Business Women’s Network who are committed to empowering, educating and encouraging women in the area.
After the panel discussion you will have the opportunity to network with likeminded individuals whilst accessing a range of government agencies who can help actualise your small business dreams. Government providers will include event hosts Service NSW as well as, Training Services NSW, and the ATO just to name a few.
Tickets are free and bookings are essential.