Morning Tea Under the Mango Tree
Litchfield Women in Business Network held an event at Crazy Acres Mango Farm & Cafe on Sunday, 25 June 2017.
The venue was a perfect location to get together, enjoy locally made refreshments, relax under the mango tree and appreciate the lovely surroundings.
Karen Dean, owner/operator of Crazy Acres Mango Farm & Cafe welcomed everyone to this lovely property and told her story how her and her husband established the 25 acre family farm in Berry Springs.
This was a fabulous opportunity to network. Past events have attracted various business women who often share their network success stories with each other.
Be Bold For Change
In conjunction with International Women's Day 2017 the Litchfield Women's Business Network Steering Committee held a function themed Be Bold For Change on Monday, 20 March 2017.
Hosted by Mayor Maree Bredhauer approximately 30 guests enjoyed refreshments and an inspiring panel of fabulous, bold and brave Territory Women:
Lia Finocchiaro MLA Member for Spillet
Karen Sheldon from Karen Sheldon Training & Development
Martina Matzner Rural Industries R&D Corp Rural Women's Award winner
Litchfield Women in Business Steering Committee
The Litchfield Council called for women interested in being part of a Steering Committee to establish a Litchfield Women in Business Network.
The first meeting of the Litchfield Women in Business Network Steering Committee was held on Monday, 30 January 2017 at 5:30pm in the Litchfield Council Chambers.
The Steering Committee agreed their purpose would be to:
* Network with other Litchfield women business owners/managers in the Municipality or nearby
* Hear inspirational guest speakers
* Exchanging ideas and problem solving
* Engage with community
* Provide women with an enjoyable way to create valuable new contacts and cients for their businesses
Their aim is to be self-sustainable.
Membership is as follows:
Mayor Maree Bredhauer (chair)
Deputy Mayor Cr Letchimi Wright
Cr Kirsty Hunt
Cr Christine Osborn
Belinda Shaw, Selter Shaw Plumbing
Debra Selter, Selter Shaw Plumbing
Vicki Lamp, Bridge Financial Planning
Sally Clayton, Clayton Consulting
Sally Isberg, Centre for Crocodile Research
During the 2016 October Business Month Litchfield Mayor hosted an event 'Making Connections - Introducing the Litchfield Local Women in Business Network'.
The event was held in the Council Chambers on Monday 11 October 2016 with 24 women in business attending.
Guest speaker, Dr Sally Isberg, 2015 NT Rural Woman of the Year for research on crocodiles, provided an inspiring speech about her achievements, challenges and progression through her career. Guest of Honour 2016 Citizen of the Year Ms Margaret Moore was also present.
Making Connections was a first for Litchfield and a unique opportunity for local women in business to come together to:
- Share experiences
- Provide peer-to-peer support
- Inspire and learn from each other as specialists
- Identify opportunity to collaborate
- Identify local suppliers; and
- Develop professionally and personally
One of the key goals was to establish an ongoing support network and those in attendance conveyed their enthusiasm to establish a local chapter.