PWNC hosts first seminar on work-life balance
AMELIA Hodge, Queensland Law Society chief executive officer, was the special guest speaker for Professional Women’s Network Chinchilla’s first seminar dinner, held at the Club Hotel on July 14.
The event was exceptionally well attended, with all 70 seats pre-sold. Lawyers and accountants were particularly well represented in this gathering, but a range of other professionals (men and women) were also in attendance.
The PWNC also sponsored five high school girls to attend the event to gain valuable exposure to the professional world.
For those new to networking, a group activity helped to break the ice and direct our thoughts to ground-breaking feminists (such as Emmeline Pankhurst and Malala Yousafzai) and prominent professional women (such as Kylie Minogue and Michelle Obama), and to think about how our theme of ‘work life choices’ relates to their causes and careers.
Ms Hodge then addressed the group and spoke about the choices we make in terms of work/life balance and strategies we can use to progress our careers and manage stress.
Ms Hodge also emphasised the value of mentoring, which is one of the underlying principles of the PWNC.
Thanks and congratulations are in order for Cheryl Henningsen, who thoughtfully planned and organised this creative and engaging event.
The PWNC’s next event will be its inaugural Black Tie Gala on Saturday, August 20, at the Chinchilla Cultural Centre. Everyone in the community is invited to attend.