A Scone Chamber of Commerce and Industry event next month will aim to inspire Upper Hunter women to embrace innovative ideas and technologies in their businesses and workplaces.
The NSW Women’s Week 2023 breakfast at Scone’s The Cottage restaurant on Tuesday, March 7 will feature a panel discussion, with three prominent female speakers sharing the stories behind their success at harnessing innovation and emerging as leaders in their respective industries.
The theme for the discussion is ‘Cracking the Code: Innovation for a gender equal future’, which is the United Nations’ International Women’s Day theme for 2023.
Helloworld Travel Scone owner Rachael McGuirk will be joined on the panel by Newcastle Jockey Club’s Julianne Christopher and Kieralee Harvey, founder and CEO of Harvey Recruitment.
“As the voice of business in the Upper Hunter, Scone Chamber is always delighted to stage a professionally run event for like-minded Upper Hunter women looking to carve their own career paths,” said chamber treasurer, Jane Ryan.
“The panel discussion will allow us to tap into the intellect of three remarkable women who’ve had highly successful careers in very diverse industries.
“What they all share is the resilience to overcome barriers and a commitment to embracing new technology and innovative business practices.”
The event is being delivered through a $5000 grant from the NSW Government agency, Women NSW. Tickets are available through Eventbright.
Ryan collaborated with Gro Events Group director Dimity Smith to make the successful grant application. Based in Tamworth but born and bred in Scone, Smith will act as panel host and invite post-discussion questions from the audience.
“Scone is absolutely thriving and it’s such a privilege to be able to bring together three amazing women as part of Women’s Week 2023,” Smith said.