Women in Business

Proudly sponsored by Local Buying Foundation, Women in Business Newman was developed to fill an unmet need to elevate incredible women in business whilst empowering them, connecting, collaborating and have fun along the way.


This is your opportunity to hear from these influential local Women in Business. The perfect opportunity to ask questions, engage and be apart of supporting Women in Business. Bring a friend, engage in conversation, build relationships, enjoy the food and be apart of this empowering event.

Saturday 6th August 2022

12:30PM - 2:30PM

Mia Mia - 32 Kalgan Drive, Newman 

Tickets now available: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/387243093517

We have heard from some wonderful motivational women on this journey including:

Lisa Brosnan – Apprenticeships Support Australia

Steph Foster – Heart & Home

Elesha Martin – Newman Neighbourhood Centre

Emma Cooper – EPIC

Kahu Raharuhi – NCCI

Florence Drummond – CEO IWIMRA

Samantha Henderson – Hendy Creative

Samantha Palmer – Kingdom Party Events

Elesha Martin - Manager Newman Neighbourhood Centre

We hope to increase the profile of Women in Business in 2022 and beyond providing a much broader range of services, advocacy and support to all.

We see Women in Business as being a safe place for Women to network, connect, collaborate and empower one another, to form relationships and friendships and to educate through the diverse range of professions and business backgrounds in our own back yard.

Networking is essential to business success and one of the many benefits of Women in Business is to develop and grow close business relationships and create strategic alliances.


Our First Women in Business Networking event kindly hosted by the Newman Neighbourhood Centre was small and successful with a great attendance and support from our wonderful local women of Newman. A small group of women speakers some who own and run their own business, others who manage regional areas of theirs and a couple who manage a Newman branch of a larger organisation. From this first initial meet the fire was lit and the drive to make the next event even better.


We were fortunate to have Florence Drummond Co-founder of IWIMRA – Connecting Indigenous Women in Mining & Resources attend and speak of her story of Overcoming Adversity. A Dauareb and Wuthathi woman, born and raised on Thursday Island as the eldest of 8 children. Florence, massively influenced by her father who emphasised to his six daughters to be responsible and to believe in their own strengths, as women to achieve whatever they put their minds to. Florence’s mother taught her resilience and the importance of kinships and connection. Her life story filled with gratitude and looking forward to creating even greater chapters to share with her family.