Women’s Interests Minister Liza Harvey said the fourth annual Inspiring Entrepreneurship Luncheon on Tuesday, August 18 would promote and recognise the achievements of West Australian women in enterprise and business.
“Entrepreneurship is the key to economic independence for many women and it is significant that the proportion of Western Australian small businesses owned by women continues to grow,” Mrs Harvey said.
“We know many women juggle their business responsibilities with family and sometimes other carer commitments. By running their own business, women are better positioned to improve their financial position while effectively managing their schedules.”
The keynote speakers at the event are Socialite Media and Global Good Foundation founder, Tenille Bentley, and Chamber of Commerce and Industry of WA President, Tracey Horton.
The Minister said it was important that successful women entrepreneurs were given a forum to mentor other aspiring businesswomen.
“Setting up your own business is hard work and mentors are proven to identify and maximise a mentee’s strengths and aptitudes,” she said.
“The Liberal National Government’s priority is to promote and develop the economic independence and leadership of women and today’s event will enhance that cause.”
The event is being held at the Parmelia Hilton Perth from 12pm to 2.30pm and ticket sales are open to the public, including businessmen with an interest in inspiring, identifying and supporting women entrepreneurs.
The event is a partnership between the departments of Local Government and Communities and State Development, with support from the Small Business Development Corporation.