Past Events

May 2017 – Pilbara Women’s Network Luncheon

“Changing the Status Quo; Challenging Public Perceptions”

Keynote Speaker – Ingrid Moyle, from Heart Harmony Communications
Support Speaker – Kylianne Farrell, from The Movement Room

Kylianne Farrell is a passionate fitness expert specialising in using fitness and movement to combat mental health disorders, like anxiety and depression. Kylianne has used her own experiences to expand her business and to help other women struggling with the same problems. Kylianne spoke to our attendees about “Getting Curious About Challenge” and how to utilise challenges to grow and develop.

Ingrid Moyle is a word wizard and founder of Heart Harmony Communications, a digital marketing company specialising in small businesses. Ingrid engaged with our attendees and spoke about “Be Bold! Be Resiliant! The Secret to Success in Business”, emphasising that the journey is where you learn your most important lessons for success in business.

 November 2016 – Pilbara Women’s Network Luncheon

Keynote Speaker – Robbi Mack
Support Speaker – Heather Jones, from Pilbara Heavy Haulage Girls

Heather spoke about “Life on the Road” and how she changed her life by becoming a truck driver.

Robbi Mack talked about leading with heart, and ran the evening workshop. 

November 2015 – Pilbara Women’s Network Luncheon

Keynote Speaker – Amanda Rose

As a strategic connector, Amanda Rose is passionate about helping others find their niche, strategically connecting them and sharing exclusive tips on how to have a success in business in life.

Support Speaker – April Butt and Jan Newburn from Red Rock Fitness

May 2015 – Pilbara Women’s Network Luncheon

Keynote Speaker – Karen Schmidt

We learned a lot about leadership from Karen Schmidt, our keynote speaker and workshop presenter, so, we leave you with this drawing. What makes a good leader for you?


Support Speaker – Jolleen Hicks

Thanks to our motivational speaker, Jolleen Hicks from Roebourne Consulting Services, and Marlene Boundy from Pilbara Institute, for stepping up and being on our Leadership Panel.


Keynote speaker – Robyn Henderson

Robyn Henderson, an international business educator, strategic networking consultant, author, ghost writer and publisher, was the perfect fit for presenting both the business development workshops ‘Understanding LinkedIn’ and ‘Writing for busy people’. Robyn also lead the way as keynote speaker for the luncheon, sharing her 7 keys for reinventing, here is what we learnt from Robyn and our 1st lesson from the series:

  1. Don’t be scared to do something you have never done. Upskill and build on your existing knowledge to enable yourself to be adaptable in an ever changing world.

Following on from Robyn was the 2013 Telstra WA Business Woman of the Year, Sonja Cox, who delivered with poise and captured the audience with her very first words. Sonja shared her journey and delivered some very clear take home messages:

  • Resilience, the ability to bounce back no matter what knocks you down.
  • Patience, don’t put the cart before the horse
  • Sacrifice, what are your prepared to sacrifice
  • Take risks, be brave enough to try something without guarantee that it will succeed
  • Be aware of climbing your ladder of inference, base your conclusions of fact
  • Be authentic, you can’t fake real

From this comes our 2nd learn for the series, something we believe can be applied to anybody, in any situation:

  1. Don’t let an experience leave you defined as a victim. What can you learn from the experience that can help you grow and develop?

The final speaker at the luncheon was the Member for Durack, Hon Melissa Price MP who spoke about her personal journey and provided us with our 3rd lesson from the series:

  1. Education is vital for expanding and extending a career, as it opens up a pathway of new opportunities

Melissa left school at the young age of 15, before eventually returning to complete her education later in life, qualifying as a lawyer at the age of 31. This paving the way for an extensive career with over 20 years in the private and commercial sector and mining and grain industry but it was her recent role in politics that saw her reconnect with her family history, albeit in an opposing party.