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Women in Business and Regional Development


March 2015

Welcome to our Newsletter

WiBRD is a network to support like-minded women to get together in a supportive environment to provide relationships to enhance business, develop friendships and strategic alliances. We endeavour to be an identifiable and respected source of community and regional perspectives, sought by policy makers and drivers.

The strength of WIBRD is you, our valuable members and our ability to empower all women though training, networking and supporting professional women including small business owners, career professionals, up and coming business women and entrepreneurs.
Lydia Mules, Executive Officer

WIBRD Networking Breakfast.
Join us for breakfast and listen to some amazing women tell their story about their career journey and celebrate International Women's day.
When:     Wednesday 11th March
Where:   The Lakes Resort
                 17 Lakes terrace, Mt Gambier
Cost:        Continental Breakfast $18 Members/ $21 Non-Members
                  Hot Breakfast $22 Members/ $25 Non- Members
 Time.:      7am to 8.30am
Guest Speakers
Barbara Beal
Barbara Beal, Pharmacist and manager of the UFS chemist in Mount Gambier will explain where her career and life journey has led her.
Caroline Hill
Caroline Hill is currently employed as Program Manager for Innovative and Community Action Networks. She will enlighten us on her diverse career in providing support to at risk young people, community services to the Limestone Coast region and her role in the South Australian Police Department.

Membership Fees For 2015 Due
Individual $85 inc GST and Corporate $200 inc GST (3 memberships). Payable now through Sticky Tickets.
Not sure if you are a current member? Check out our website to see if you are listed.
If not,
contact our Executive Officer Lydia Mules at

2015 Women in Business Awards

The Influential Women in Business Awards will again be held in 2015 with nominations opening in late March.
This must attend Gala event will be held on August the 14th 2015 at the Barn Palais.
We are very excited to announce that we have secured Katrina Webb as guest speaker at the Awards.
Katrina Webb is recognised and acknowledged for her unique athleticism and outstanding success as a Paralympic athlete. She has won Gold, Silver and Bronze medals in athletics at three Paralympic Games. 
Off the track Katrina is the Director of her own business Silver 2 Gold High Performance Solutions. As a qualified physiotherapist and a person that knows how to achieve gold medal results more than once, her business specializes in ‘Turning Silver into Gold’ and improving the performance and health of organisations, teams and individuals. 

2015 WiBRD Sponsors
The Women in Business & Regional Development would like to Thank the following sponsors for coming on board in 2015. Your generosity & support is much appreciated.

Sponsors News
Shop Local
Win Big
• $15,000 to be won
• $1,000 drawn weekly

Welcome to The Border Watch’s exciting 15-week Shop Local, Win Big marketing program. This program is designed to drive more customers into your store for the chance to win a $1000 bank account every week for 15 weeks with the Mount Gambier & District branch, Bendigo Bank.
• Drives locals to shop in your store. Your customers have the chance to win $1000 each week.
• Heavily discounted advertising packages
• Database provided at the end of each month of the promotion
• It is the biggest single local giveaway promotion on The Limestone Coast
• Your business name will appear in over 100 papers during the 15 week promotion period


Members News

Congratulations to WiBRD member Ruth Williams on the opening of her new office.
Smartline was established in 1999 with the simple goal of building Australia's best mortgage broking business and putting people in control of their loan options. Ruth's focus is always  on ensuring that the needs of her clients are at the forefront of everything she does.If you are interested in speaking to Ruth please call her on 0432 300 375 or email her at .

Thank You to Roslyn Taylor.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank Roslyn Taylor for her hard work, energy and dedication in her position as Executive Officer of  Women in Business & Regional Development. Ros finished off with us in late January to focus on her ever expanding businesses. Ros was a great asset to the WIBRD and she will be greatly missed. You will of course still see Ros at our events so please make sure you go up and say hello.

Sponsor & Members Milestones
If you or your business has an anniversary or milestone that you would like announced please do not hesitate to contact us and we will endeavour to publish it. Contact Lydia Mules at for for information.
 Sponsorship Prospectus 2015

Our 2015 sponsorship prospectus has been completed and we are just waiting for the Board to Sign off on final draft. It will be available in electronic form from Friday 28th November and can be downloaded from our website. All existing sponsors will be contacted and an electronic copy of the prospectus will be forwarded by email.

If you are thinking of becoming a new sponsor for 2016 please contact Lydia Mules, Executive Officer at or mobile 0400 293 676.




WiBRD 2015 Meet & Greet Event


On Friday the 20th of February Women in Business and Regional Development hosted their first event for 2015,
‘Meet and Greet our Sponsors, Members, New Mayor and our New Executive Officer’ at a dinner at one of our Sponsors, the Commodore on the Park. A great night was had by all in attendance.Special thanks to our major Platinum Sponsor, ANZ Bank  for making this all possible.

The 2015 WiBRD Board

Di Ind- Chairman, Judy McKay- Deputy Chairman, Ali Villani- Treasurer, Sally Beck, Fiona Hetherington, Nicole Cunningham and Tahlia Gabrielli.

Below. Lydia Mules- WiBRD Executive Officer

Sponsors Workshops

with Amanda Gome ANZ


Media Training with

Alan Richardson CAS




The Board is considering setting up a scholarship fund in 2015 to assist local women with costs involved with education, training, travel and relocation. If you would be interested in donating to the fund please ask for a copy of the new 2015 Sponsorship Prospectus for more information or contact the Executive Officer Roslyn Taylor at
If you would like  to submit an article for inclusion in our newsletter please send to Articles will be subject to Board approval. We would also  like to hear about any good news our members would like to share. Any articles that particularly interest women are invited as well.

In 2015 there will be opportunities to advertise in our newsletters. Members and Sponsors will have first options as there will only be a certain number of spots available each month. Fees will be set by the Board in December.
Expressions of interest are welcomed and can be directed to

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