2016 - Making Connections
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 and many more taking the opportunity to connect with like-minded women.
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. Special guests included Independent Member for Goyder and Speaker of the NT Legislative Assembly, Kezia Purick and Guest of Honour 2016 Citizen of the Year Ms Margaret Moore.
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.
2017 - Moving Forward
The Litchfield Council called for women interested in being part of a Steering Committee to establish a Litchfield Women's Business Network.
The first meeting of the Litchfield Women's 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.
If you own or Manage a business in Litchfield or own or Manage a business elsewhere but live in Litchfield and are interested in participating in future events or to be included on a distribution list for information, please complete the online enrolment below.
Should you have any enquiries, please contact Executive Assistant, Debbie Branson on 89830612 or by email email@example.com