Hunter Women's Business Network (HBWN) president Sharon Waterhouse last night announced the 13 recipients of its Emerging Leader scholarships.
Sharon said the 13 women won tickets to attend the 2013 HBWN Regional Connect Conference, held Fort Scratchley and featuring Layne Beachley and Amanda Rose.
“Through the scholarships we are doing our bit to inspire young NSW women with fantastic leadership potential,” Sharon said.
The scholarships are open to women in NSW aged 35 or under who are a member of HBWN or nominated by a HBWN member.
At the conference they heard from seven-time ASP Women's world champion Layne Beachley, who spoke about motivation, inspiration and determination and shared personal anecdotes to inspire the audience.
In addition, host of “The Business Woman” the first and only radio program in Australia for business women, Amanda Rose, hosted her show from the conference.
She spoke with Belinda Grealy, Northern operations manager of Pacific Coal, Newcastle and a finalist in the 2012 Telstra Business Womens Awards as well as Kirsten Molloy, chief executive officer of the Hunter Valley Coal Chain Coordinator (HVCCC).
The scholarship recipients are as below:
- Brittney Saunders
a vlogger with the YouTube channel Beauty By Brittneyx, with a flair for fashion.
- Emilia Cardillo
- Emma Avery
an internal communication specialist at Greater Building Society and the winner of customer-owned financial institution sector's Australian Emerging Leader of the Year.
- Grace McLean
- Haley Tibbetts
the business development manager at the Masters Building Association NSW's Newcastle office.
- Heather Moore
founder of hospitality consulting business, H for Hospitality, who is also opening her first restaurant, County, at the old Arnotts Bakehouse in Morpeth.
- Holly Martin
- Kristy Bagnall
- Meredith Young
co-founder of Newcastle based handbag company, Young the Label.
- Michelle Barker
owner of Jayes Travel in Honeysuckle.
- Nikita Almond
a HBWN intern and a Bachelor of Communication student at The University of Newcastle.
- Robyn McAlpine
owner of Laser Effect skin and laser clinic.
- Tanya Blundell
award winning make-up artist and the Director of Chic Artistry.
The conference was sponsored by Hunter-based Greater Building Society.