Women inspire business community

By Cobram Courier

More than 50 people braved the inclement weather last Wednesday night to hear four inspirational women speak about women in leadership.

In one of her first community events, new Cobram Secondary College principal Kimberley Tempest was MC for the evening at Cobram-Barooga Golf Club.

The night was hosted by Cobram Barooga Business and Tourism and was part of a series the committee plans to deliver in the next 12 months.

Committee For Geelong chief executive officer Rebecca Casson was the keynote speaker and spoke of her journey to Victoria in 2007, in particular how she and her family pinpointed Geelong via Google Earth and made the life-changing journey to move to Australia.

Many who attended the night left feeling inspired by the many challenges Ms Casson faced in what was a very male-dominated workplace.

Ms Casson was joined by Jane Macey, Baneen Alrubayi and Jenny Godwin, who also spoke about what leadership meant to them and how they had overcome their own challenges to become the influential leaders they are today.

Ms Casson urged all businesses in the Cobram and Barooga area to band together.

She encouraged the business community to join and be part of the Cobram Barooga Business and Tourism Committee and be actively involved in creating and supporting business in the area.