Women in Business Breakfast

Wow, what a morning!

On Friday the 21st of October 2016, BusCom held its second annual Women In Business Breakfast event where two professional entrepreneurs spoke about the challenges of working life to a sold out audience of over 75 students. The morning began at 7am with a cup of coffee and a beautiful early morning sun rising over the Newcastle Harbour. Marina View Function Centre was an ideal location for the event, boasting a stunning outlook over the Port of Newcastle Marina.

As formalities ensued, Founder and Director of Fresh Marketing Sarah Dennis spoke about her early career and how she has thrived as a novocastrian entrepreneur. Following her presentation (and smashed avo for breakfast), Senior Human Resources Executive and Principal of Productivity Through Leadership, Maree Slater brought yet more interesting insights of her career to the table. One particular note that out of her presentation was that we as young professionals should never feel awful for not always knowing the way to solve a particular problem, or better yet; to have the confidence to admit it! In her words, ‘never be sorry for asking a question’, for without the learning process how can we begin to become proficient?

As the morning wrapped up, many stayed to enjoy the last of the early morning sun while others rushed off to jobs. Yet another cup of coffee saw most people off to another stressful day at uni, but not without a new perspective on how to approach their professional self.

Thank you to both Sarah & Maree for sharing their experiences, and thank you to Heidi Kelly & the other BusCom board members that brought this event to our members. Be sure to look out for us again this time next year!