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WEConnect: a life changing opportunity for Melbourne’s entrepreneurs?

Earlier this year I had the opportunity to meet Sue Lawton the Director for Innovation with WEConnect International.  If you’re an entrepreneur and you haven’t heard about WEConnect yet, you need to!  This is one organisation that is truly changing the lives of women all over the world, in empowering them through the global supply chains of major corporations with serious spending power (such as global hotel chains, multinational consulting firms, product manufacturers etc).

WEConnect has been in Australia over the past year forging relationships with organisations that are ready and willing to incorporate women into their supply chains, in other words to buy the things that women entrepreneurs have on offer.

If you are a women-controlled business in Melbourne, you could get involved by coming along to this “Meet the Member Cummins” session.

Cummins is a corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and services engines and related technologies.

  • Date:   Friday, October 26th
  • Time:    10.30 – 12.30    A light lunch will be served at this event.
  • Venue:    2 Caribbean Drive, Scoresby, Victoria

Cummins welcomes any business area but are particularly interested in:

  • HR Services
  • Training
  • Temporary Staffing
  • Recruitment
  • Events Management
  • Gardening/building maintenance
  • Printing
  • Cleaning services
  • Gardening

To attend this event, here are the steps to follow:

Step One

Businesses eligible to attend this meeting must be 51% or more woman or women owned, controlled and managed and must first have registered with WEConnect International.  If you meet this criteria, then click here to register with WEConnect.

Step Two

Reserve your place at the Melbourne event by emailing Sue Lawton

I highly recommend this to all of you in Melbourne that fit the bill – and would love to hear from those of you who manage to get along.


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I haven’t been here in a while as the writing has been on hold. But I was reminded today that there are things in our life that light us up. That might take us out of our comfort zone but, once you sit with it, bring you both joy and a sense of “I can do this” achievement. These moments are such a gift. So I’m curious, what’s your special thing that lights you up?

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