About

WOMEN ON THE MOVE

Since 2003

Women on the Move began in 2003 with a luncheon at Gip’s Restaurant on International Women’s Day (March 8).  The function, an initiative of the Queensland Department of State Development and sponsored by a number of local businesses, featured Gayle Hogan (previously Head of the CIB).

What became overwhelmingly obvious following this event was that women wanted more of the same!  They wanted the opportunity to hear from speakers like Gayle; they wanted the opportunity to meet more women in a friendly, non-threatening environment; they wanted – Women on the Move.

Soon after, a small committee of dedicated women began meeting regularly. The first event was a morning of workshops and seminars, followed by a lunch with June Dally-Watkins.  Apart from making a lot of us feel very self-conscious about how we were sitting, holding our glass or speaking … again the resounding feedback was MORE PLEASE!  Hosting and supporting the network, through its Small Business Field Officer program, was the Southern Inland Queensland Area Consultative Committee.

Regular Monthly Meetings

More women were ‘encouraged’ onto the organising committee and regular monthly networking sessions started.  At first, local restaurants, pubs and coffee shops had to be ‘sweetly’ coerced into providing drinks and finger food …… today, we have businesses asking us if they can host our monthly networking events.

Our networking events are casual – we don’t want to duplicate or take away from activities that other networking groups are doing – members want the opportunity to network in a casual environment so we strive to fulfill that need.  At events, the host is given the opportunity to spruik their business to the captive audience but often we get one or two women to speak about themselves, an upcoming event they are supporting, their job, their business (whatever!) for a few minutes.  While it’s hard to monitor the results, we know many businesses and speakers have been swamped with follow-up calls because they introduced themselves at one of our networking events – and this doesn’t take into account the informal networking that occurs.

What members say!

★★★★★

I’ve been a part of Women on the Move for about six months now. Kim Cahill kindly invited me and I’m very happy I’ve been coming along. The ladies there are all accomplished business leaders who love to connect, network and help out members and our community. This alignes with my values and the overall vibe at meetings is nurturing and positive.

I highly recommend this beautiful group to any lady wanting to get involved with other likeminded community leaders.

Vonnie

VonKatz Soaps & Gifts

★★★★★

I feel very privileged to be a part of women on the move as so many of us business owner are so helpful with giving tips & advice. I’ve joined the group 7 months ago and love the social network. Once a month gathering   Educates to me with what is out there with offers and meeting like minded people.

Kym

Kyx Massage

★★★★★

As a personal who values the human connection networking can provide, I have been coming to WOTM events over the last 2 years and have found the events to be inclusive and fun. It isn’t about guest speakers or agendas. It is about women connecting and supporting each other.

Kat Lynn

Foodie Shots

MEETINGS

Second Tuesday of the month

5.30pm - 7.30pm

$10 p/h Non Members
Members Free
Please Bring some cash for raffle tickets.
Bring a prize for the raffles if you would like.

Contact Info

info@womenonthemove.com.au

Located in Toowoomba
Queensland
Australia

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