Coast Women Network

Almost 70 West Coast women attended a recent Women in Business breakfast at the Paroa Hotel, to network and share ideas.

"The audience were treated to passionate talks from three inspirational female entrepreneurs who are making the Coast proud with their achievements," Development West Coast events coordinator Rachel Doolan said.

Host and DWC trustee, Dame Julie Christie, said guest speakers Emily Miazga (Em's Power Cookies), Andrea Rogers (The Crafty Chook), and Patsy Bass (Reefton Distilling Co) showed the importance of a strong and authentic story.

"These women are living proof that there is no such thing as good luck in business, it is in fact impeccable timing and excellent management."

Jan Roberts, from the Breakers Boutique Accommodation, attended and said it was great for networking with like-minded people in the community, making new relationships and reconnecting with others as "we don't often get a chance to so during the hustle and bustle of everyday life."

Lee Harris, from the West Coast Professional Women's Network, said it was inspirational
for women on the Coast who were considering starting their own businesses.

“These three also all mentioned Development West Coast in their speeches - good to hear of practical assistance for our entrepreneurs.”

Penny Kirk attended saying: “The Business Breakfast Event was an excellent opportunity for women across the whole community to come together for learning, inspiration and networking.”

 

 

Photos from the event taken by the talented Lynda Le Brun.

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