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Our Mission

The Hunter Business Women's Network (HBWN) is dedicated to delivering a highly inclusive and supportive network for business women. Our goal is to help members feel empowered, encouraged and supported in their everyday journey of running and contributing to a business. 

A Spotlight On Our Sponsor

Louise is a multi-award winning designer who celebrates design with creativity, curiosity, authenticity and heart.

Louise specialises in residential interior design, colour consultancy and property styling.

Louise reimagines beautiful and functional spaces to bring value to projects and add your personal touch to the home. Louise will visit your space to assess and discuss the unique light conditions, your personal style, how to design with colour, as well as the latest trends to create harmony, balance and joy.

If you’re planning on selling your home, property styling will maximise the value of your property. Louise Mackay Interior Design Property is setting a benchmark as a leading, high-end staging and styling business in the Hunter with a focus on refined elegance. The LMID Property difference is an appreciation of colour, materiality, high-quality products and a focus on meaningful and personal decor touches. Find out more at louisemackayinteriordesign.com.au

Our Next Event: The Mindfulness Clinic

Please join us for our October networking dinner featuring Charlotte Thaarup-Owen, Director of The Mindfulness Clinic.

Charlotte Thaarup is one of the pioneers of Mindfulness within Australia, having trained hundreds of psychologists in Mindfulness, many businesses leaders, as well as individuals from all walks of life. Her ‘Mindfulness@Work’ program, and her ‘Mindful Leadership program’ are some of the first corporate mindfulness programs within Australia. She has had a particular focus on leadership for women and diversity in general and has run many Mindful Leadership programs in very diverse workplaces.

Charlotte has over 20 years experience in facilitating change and personal and interpersonal development as well as leadership training and 360 feedback. For the past ten years she has been facilitating Mindfulness as retreats, workshops and coaching. She is also contributing to Newcastle University’s new Executive MBA with Mindful Leadership. She contributes to academic writing and teaching on Mindfulness.

Charlotte is often described as the real deal, beautifully balancing corporate needs with science and the ancient practice of mindfulness. Charlotte leaves the audience with tools and ways to integrate mindfulness into their day to day lives both personally and professionally.

Date: Wednesday 12th October2022
Time: 5.30pm
Venue: Noahs on the beach
Ticket price: $60 members | $70 for guests

RSVP: Friday 7th October 2022

Your ticket includes: Networking, dinner and drink on arrival.

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