Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce was proud to present Breaking Barriers Regional Women in Business Luncheon with Women’s Network Australia last Friday.

Newly appointed WNA Ambassador for Regional Queensland and proud Toowoomba Chamber member, Kat Lynn, engaged an impressive line-up of guests including Dominique Lamb, Queensland Small Business Commissioner, Julia Spicer, Queensland Chief Entrepreneur, and Jess Ritchie of Transformational Brand Lab.

The event brought together an amazing group of leading women, to better understand the role Toowoomba can play in being the “hub” supporting business connection, networking, and learning to our north, south, east, and west.

Kat Lynn |WNA Ambassador for Regional Queensland

It was inspirational to hear the insights from the Small Business Commissioner, Chief Entrepreneur and local bestselling author, Jessica Ritchie.
“A survey of business leaders in the room revealed that work-life balance was the number one barrier they face, along with other challenges including scaling up, staffing, optimising systems and processes and the importance of building the right culture,” said Kat.

Women's Network Australia
Inspiring Women

Toowoomba Chamber President, Kate Venables said, “I echo the words of our local Women’s Network Australia Ambassador, Kat Lyn. “The room was inspiring, the stories rousing and the guidance invaluable.

“The Toowoomba Chamber hopes to continue to build a strong relationship with the Women’s Network Australia, in our city built on the back of small business and lead by strong, powerful and caring women,” said Kate.
Women’s Network Australia CEO Cheryl Gray said resilience and a supportive community were the two key attributes that enable women in business to power regional centres.
“Having spent the week touring the Western Downs, it’s clear that more and more women are starting businesses and driving local economies by working together and collaborating.
“Women’s Network Australia is keen to share the success of Toowoomba’s business women with the rest of the country. The digital economy means that, no matter where you live and work, the world is your marketplace.”

Womens Network Australia Donates money raised

The Toowoomba Chamber and the Women’s Network Australia will donate $1,000 raised at the event to Base Services Inc. This not-for-profit, community development organisation works with individuals and families in need in the Toowoomba community, including men and women of all ages, from diverse cultural backgrounds. who are homeless or at high risk of homelessness, ex- service people, people with health issues, people with addictions, people with behavioural issues or trauma as a result of abuse, family violence, separation, grief or loss.

About Women’s Network Australia

Women’s Network Australia is a national network of women in business and leadership. Established in Queensland more than 30 years ago, WNA provides women in business with support and education to survive and thrive. With more women than ever now running their own small business in Australia, WNA is dedicated to supporting and being a voice for women in business.

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