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LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN MEET UP - LAUNCESTON MEET UP
Tue. 25 October 2016, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm AEDT
LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN // LAUNCESTON MEET UP
Hey Launceston, we're talking about 'Giving Back' at out next Meet Up!
WHO ARE WE: We're a group of successful entrepreneurial gals, who became fed up with 'salesy', business card swapping, boys club networking events we continuously found ourselves at. We just wanted to connect with like-minded, ambitious entrepreneurial women who got us.
So, we started the League of Extraordinary Women - a group dedicated to helping the ass kicking female entrepreneurs of the world to connect with each other, and build a network of super supportive, entrepreneurial women to help each other move forward in their business.
If you’re a female entrepreneur or thinking of owning your own business, this Meet Up is the perfect setting to meet other women in the same boat. This is not a networking group – we’re here to have real conversations and make real connections.
WHAT DO WE MEAN BY REAL? Well you know when you walk into a room and feel welcome, even when you don’t know anyone? Or when you share experiences with someone and they say, “me too!”? How about when you share tough times with someone and they don’t try to give you advice to fix it, but rather they just get you. This is what happens at League of Extraordinary Women Meet Ups.
If you’ve never been to a League event, there’s a reason why we don’t use the “N” word, and we use the word “connecting”. It's because of the negative connotations associated with 'networking' of soliciting, selling and business card swapping. Bleh, no one wants to go to an event and talk to someone for 20 minutes only to realise you’re being sucked into buying some powdered thick shakes.
OUR GOAL? to have you find one person at this meet up to genuinely want to catch up with over coffee to learn more about each other’s business or aspirations.
THEME // GIVING BACK
It's great to build our own lives around the satisfaction and happiness of our own friends and family but we can find great fulfilment in making a difference in the lives of others who are less fortunate.
We will hear from our guest speakers and discuss ways we, either are, or could be involved in our local community.
GUEST SPEAKERS // BARBARA WALTERS and JODIE WALKER from White Lion
Barbara Walters works for the White Lion organisation which provides specialist youth services offering young people the opportunity to build positive lives for themselves through role modelling, mentoring and employment. They focus on support for young people as they transition back into the community from Out-of-Home-Care and the youth justice system. All Whitelion programs are focused on developing positive and beneficial relationships and providing access to opportunities for social and skills development, to empower young people and support their progress towards life goals.
Jodie Walker is co-owner of Walker Designs and finds fulfilment and enjoyment through volunteering for White Lion. Jodie will tell us about how she got involved with the organisation and the type of work she does for White Lion.