Small Business Festival 2017

Small Business Festival 2017

Latrobe Women in Business are pleased to be supporting the Small Business Festival 2017.

Hope you can join us for the Traralgon event on 31 August featuring Lydia Lassila.

See full details here.

This event is usually a sell out each year so book your early bird tickets to ensure you don’t miss out!

Energise Latrobe brainstorming notes

Our May event featured time to workshop ideas and thoughts on the theme Energise Latrobe. Lead by a panel of speakers there were many ideas to share and consider.

The brainstorming sessions have been combined into some quick to read notes, we invite you to take a look and share/use them in future planning in your business or project.

Download or view the notes:

Innovative Ideas to Inspire Latrobe Women

LWIB Networking Event 2017Our first LWIB event for 2017 showcased innovative business ideas for growing Latrobe Valley

Thanks to our amazing speakers Andrew McCarthy from Gippsland Solar, Lizi Maskiell from Raw Harvest, Andrew Northover professional photographer and filmmaker, and our MC Celene Foenander, for sharing their positive stories on growing their innovative businesses in Latrobe Valley.

By Jorg Restaurant and Narkoojee Vineyard looked after us with beautiful surrounds and delicious antipasto and dinner for all to enjoy.

See some photos from the event in our Gallery.

Save the date
Our next event is a lunch event on Friday 12 May, with the theme of Energise Latrobe. More information will be announced soon. Save the date it’s going to great!

Speakers inspire Leadership at our May event

Latrobe Women In Business speakers May 2016

“Work hard and believe in yourself” were golden tips to remember.

The value of women in leadership is a hot topic, and our speakers shared their ideas and experience with us on how they have achieved in their own leadership roles. The panel discussion that followed and question time gave everyone the chance to seek advice, opinions and share their own story too.

Thanks to our speakers Fiona Richardson MP, Kate Roffey and Arfa Sarfaraz Khan as well as our MC Celine Foenander who impressed and inspired. We will all try to be ‘deaf frogs’ in our own leadership/career journeys.

An opportunity to network over lunch before the speakers started was a great way to catch up and meet some new faces. The Premiere Function Centre once again looked after us with great service and a delicious choice of finger food.

Save the date!

Our next event is a workshop you won’t want to miss on 7 September, more information will be announced shortly.

Registrations open for our May event 2016

We are pleased to announce details for our upcoming May event

The Value of
 Women in Leadership

A positive and diverse discussion on overcoming unconscious bias and how women can proactively continue to influence and guide gender diversity from within their professional roles, not only in private companies, but also government and community organisations.


We have Fiona Richardson MP (recently featured on Australian Story), Kate Roffey, Arfa Sarfaraz Khan and our MC is Celine Foenander.

Check the event page to find out more about these accomplished women.

Date and time
Wednesday 11 May 2016
11.30am arrival, lunch and networking, with a 12.00pm start

Premiere Function Centre
, Grey Street Traralgon

Event cost
$55.00 per person. All prices include GST
(Includes 2 course lunch and 
non-alcoholic beverages)

Wednesday 4 May 2016

Registration and payment

Click here to register and pay online for this event

Should be a great event. Make sure you come on time for the opportunity to mingle and network before we get started.

We hope to see you there!

A successful start to 2016!

Latrobe Women In Business event

Our first Latrobe Women In Business event for 2016 has left us inspired and ready for the year ahead.

Thanks to our amazing speakers and MC, Sue Tanian, Honey Brown and Celene Foenander (Pictured above L-R) for sharing their stories and inspiring us to consider our own goals and dreams.

Narkoojee Vineyard were very generous providing wine tasting and a glass to enjoy over dinner, and By Jorg created delicious antipasto and dinner for all to enjoy.

Save the date

Our next event is a lunch event on 11 May, more information will be announced soon. Save the date it’s going to great!

February event sold out

Looking forward to a great night at our first event for the year on 17 February.

This event is now at full capacity and sold out.

If you missed out then our next event is a lunch on 11 May. We have some great speakers lined up and will announce details shortly!

Don’t miss out on our February event

Our first event for the year is almost sold out. If you haven’t registered already and plan to come, register today so you don’t miss out.

Great food, great wine, great speakers, great company…. it doesn’t get much better than this!

See the events page and book today.

Be inspired to follow your dreams

Latrobe Women in Business

Kick start your year at our first event – ‘Is 2016 the year you follow your dreams?’

Great speakers and a great venue combine to bring a relaxed opportunity to hear some inspirational women share how they came to be working and living their dreams.

Sue TanianOur speakers are Honey Brown (pictured above) and Sue Tanian (left), with Celine Foenander as MC. Read the speaker bios here.

You will also have the opportunity to network over wine tasting as we enjoy the beautiful Narkoojee Winery in Glengarry.

To keep you safe on the road we have a free bus to pick up and drop off between Moe and Traralgon. Find out where the bus will stop here.

Date and time

Wednesday 17 February 2016
Open networking and wine tasting: 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Dinner and speakers: 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Join us for one or both sessions


Narkoojee Winery
, 220 Francis Road Glengarry

Event cost

$55.00 per person for dinner. All prices include GST
(Includes dinner and 
non-alcoholic beverages)
No cost for networking and wine tasting


Thursday 11 February 2016

Don’t miss out it’s going to be great!


See the event page to register you place.

You’re invite to Christmas Cocktails

FI-Dec2015-lrg-2Join us to celebrate 2015 at the LWIB end of year Christmas Cocktail Party.

Time to relax with great live music, enjoy some wonderful company and take in the festive season as we celebrate 2015.

The Latrobe Women in Business Cocktail Party is a fun filled event with lots of give aways and indulgent activities.

We invite you to come along, bring your friends and join in. A not to be missed event!

To register for the event please visit the events page.