Brisbane, Australia – April 15, 2015

Brisbane, Australia – April 15, 2015

Melissa Ryan, our Brisbane host, knew the Brisbane lunch had started off well, as she struggled to get 15 women to stop talking so that she could give them a short speech for our Brisbane launch. Our first Brisbane lunch was held at Mecca-Bah at the Emporium in Fortitude Valley and was plentiful and delicious. Conversation flowed easily with many topics discussed and members moved between the two tables. Topics discussed included : Starting a career in a male dominated industry and some of the hurdles; Challenges in being a young female Manager and earning respect (particularly with older employees / managers); The enjoyment of being able to coach and mentor other young women through challenges; Mentor programs that are […]

Melbourne Australia – April 15, 2015

Melbourne Australia – April 15, 2015

The word “networking” seems to strike fear into even the most confident of us.  It takes a lot for anyone to dig really deep and meet new people, introducing and putting ourselves out there. This was just one of the subjects that was robustly discussed today at the Melbourne lunch, once again hosted at Collins Kitchen at the Grand Hyatt. Professional Women’s Lunches recommends bringing someone along to each lunch therefore removing that dread and fear. Another great discussion was just how we perceive ourselves compared to how others see us.  Let’s look at it from the point of view of promotions or opportunities.  Many see ourselves through a more unfavourable or critical light compared to those around us who […]

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