Applications are not currently open to join the BWAW Core Committee. When a position is vacant we will advertise on all social media channels.

Meet The Business Women
Albury Wodonga Core Committee

Desiree Georgiou - Chair

Owner / Operator of Fashion Fingers in Albury & the Founder of MODE Skin & Body. Desiree saw the love and passion that members had with BWAW and when the opportunity arose she knew that this was something she wanted to be a part of. She wanted to give back to the community that she had become a part of and wanted to help build it. Supporting other women in business is a true passion of hers. Awarded the 2022 "Albury Local Woman Of The Year" in March 2022.

Carly Carr - Deputy Chair

Owner / Operator - Back On Track Physiotherapy. Carly got involved in BWAW because she found the transition to leadership position as a women tough. She had a lightbulb moment at a BWAW Gala which saw her career change dramatically. She felt her involvement with BWAW was an opportunity to help support other women in business and help grow our community and resources in regional Australia. She understand some of the difficulties that can be faced as women in business and would love to help women help and support women!


Felicity Cahill - Committee

Felicity is an Award Winning Makeup Artist, Business Owner & Educator, creator of DAACK. She became involved in BWAW after spending the last few years as a member through chamber. She brings to BWAW social understanding and a drive for change and acceptance.

Shannon Neil - Committee

Shannon is a Project Manager/Development Advisor, with experience working for Local Government and private industry. She attended a couple of functions and thoroughly enjoyed meeting like-minded women that were all passionate about what they do.


Jocelyn currently works as the Head of People and Culture for v2food. Jocelyn is especially focused on developing other female leaders and helping them navigate situations that are often faced as an up and coming or senior executive. Working in non-profits to large multinationals in Australia and abroad, Jocelyn has faced many challenges and is passionate about sharing her experience to enable others to succeed.


Steph Farquhar - Committee

Steph works at Hume Bank. Steph has been a long time attendee of our Business Chamber and she is extremely passionate about Regional Business so jumped at the chance to join BWAW as a Committee Member. Steph sees this role as a way to give back to the community and loves meeting our new members and making them feel welcome.


Ashlea dickson - Committee

Ashlea wanted to join the BWAW committee to help mentor & develop younger women and help them navigate starting up a business with cashflow management, budgets and understanding Superannuation. She has been in the finance Industry for over 15 years and is passionate about sharing her past experience and knowledge to enable others to succeed.



Kiah leads the Construction Management team at Gilchrist Property Group / Gilchrist Homes. Having grown up in Albury-Wodonga, she is passionate about the local community and thrilled to be joining the BWAW Committee in 2022. Working in management as a female in a very male-dominated industry, Kiah is excited for the opportunity to work towards bringing more awareness, discussion and connection to the challenges of this space – not only for the construction industry, but for all women.


KAREN BLACK - Committee

Karen is a psychologist with over 20 years experience working in both the public and now private sector. Two years ago she started her own company Karen Black Psychology Pty Ltd which is now trading as Laneway Counselling with the addition of four part time clinical staff and a client relations manager. She has joined BWAW as a way of meeting other women in business to network, support and develop with. Being on the committee will give her the extra motivation to participate in things again as this motivation has been lagging with all the covid situation of the last two years.


SOPHIE ELSE - Committee

Sophie is a journalist at The Border Mail and small business owner, Aroma Mae. Her passion for the community stems from the diversity among women. She joined the business women community to step into a leadership role, focus on issues affecting our region, and optimise making change. She wants to learn from seasoned professionals and celebrate the unity of women coming together, to help, guide and support one another in a safe place.

Curious To Learn More About Joining The BWAW Committee in The Future?

When nominations arise, Members of the Albury Wodonga business community are welcome to nominate for a position on the Business Women Albury Wodonga Committee.

As a committee member it is expected that you will embrace and work with the whole committee to fulfil the purpose of BWAW which is to contribute to the business community and support women in business and be available to:

  • Support our monthly networking events through attendance and assistance to ensure their success
  • Support our quarterly strategic committee meetings through attendance and achievement of required outcomes
  • Be available for a role and attend and achieve the outcomes for the organisation.
  • Support Business Wodonga , Albury Business Connect & Young Business Edge events through attendance and representation of Business Women Albury Wodonga