Summit for businesswomen aims to tap growth

SUMMIT: Business in Heels' Lisa Sweeney and Joanne Plummer, who is also chair of Barwon Water.

Helping businesswomen make the most of Geelong’s “great growth“ will be the aim of a summit in Geelong this month, organisers have announced,

“We want to make a difference”, said Lisa Sweeney, Business in Heels CEO and summit host.

“Often it’s simply solving a problem that’s been keeping you awake at night that makes the difference between success and failure. The Regional Women’s Business Solutions Summit is aimed at empowering that success for local business women.”

Ms Sweeney said she and business partner Joanne Plummer were inspired to bring the summit to their home town after a successful inaugural event in Melbourne last year.

“It’s a fun day and coming together nicely and should be good for Geelong,” she said.

“Participants will meet loads of other like-minded business people. It’s a great opportunity to build relationships, collaborate and grow.“

Ms Sweeney identified a lack of confidence as “the biggest underlying problem for regional business women“.

“You don’t know what you don’t know and this summit gives everyone a chance to ask loads of questions of our experts, work in small groups and walk away with real solutions.“

TV personality and Big Catering Company co-owner Chyka Keebaugh would begin the day before guests chose three from 16 workshops to attend, Ms Sweeney said.

The 23 February summit would include an evening networking event at Deakin’s Waurn Ponds Estate, she said.

More information is available at the Business in Heel website.

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