Meet The 2023 Business Women Albury Wodonga Core Committee
Makeup Artist & Tax Consultant - Felicity has been a successful and award winning makeup artist for over 8 years with regular requests to make over clients Australia wide and throughout the world, for weddings, special events, photoshoots, and television. During the week you will find Felicity fulfilling her accounting career at Dream Accounting here in Wodonga. Felicity fills in her spare time as Chair of Business Women Albury Wodonga, giving back to the local business community. You will also see her donating time and raising funds for local charities and striving for positive change. Felicity’s biggest success to date is her family, raising two medically challenged boys has given her many hurdles but navigating it with resilience. Felicity’s ultimate goal in both work and personal life is to gain as much education and experience to pass onto those who need it most.
Steph works at Hume Bank as Manager of the CEO office. Steph is excited to work for a company that really cares about its community, because after all that’s the reason she is on the BWAW committee. Being a long time attendee of the Business Chamber and someone who is extremely passionate about Regional Business, Steph jumped at the chance to join BWAW as a Committee Member. Steph sees this role as a way to give back to the community. Steph’s main focus as Deputy Chair is to make sure everyone feels welcome and included at our events, to ensure we run events the uplift our members and above all to remove that fear factor and really support each other. Steph loves meeting our new members and making them feel welcome so feel free to say hi at the next event!
Kiah has over 14 years’ experience in the construction industry, with a diverse background from residential to government projects and is a Project Manager @ Zauner Constructions. Naturally self-motivated and solution oriented, with critical thinking skills, Kiah is personally committed to maintaining long-term relationships in a community setting and achieving great outcomes for all parties involved. Kiah was awarded Master Builders Association NSW Riverina’s ‘Women in Building’ Award in 2023.
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.
Kellie is a registered nurse and one of the directors of Border Medical Laser and aesthetics. Kellie has been a nurse for 26 years and has been working at Albury-Wodonga health for the last 16 years since moving to Wodonga. Seven years ago, she took the plunge into business and aesthetics nursing, and has loved every minute. Kellie is passionate about well-being, education and making people feel great about themselves. She’s a mum of three, and a Grammy of one of the cutest granddaughters and wife of 25 years! She has joined the committee to be around other like-minded, passionate women, and to help facilitate real inclusive connections within the community.
Charlotte has a heart for our community and joined BWAW to be a part of nurturing the young businesswomen of Albury Wodonga. During the week you will find her at Peta Stewart Property Conveyancers where she has a leadership role in their high performing team. This role has granted Charlotte the opportunity to connect with a diverse range of individuals in the community, while navigating them through their property journey. Charlotte is committed to creating a safe space for women to form genuine relationships and cultivate ideas and growth. She encourages you all to get involved with BWAW in 2023.
With over 25 years in the corporate sector Carla brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to any endeavour she sets her mind to. Initially launching her career in the home building sector, later transitioning to asset management and finally real-estate. Carla now finds herself a Director & Principle of Que Property Group, a grass roots startup that was designed and launched from the ground up with her partner Clark Watson. Que’s mission is to reinvent the way real estate is transacted and create better opportunities and working conditions for women in a male dominated industry. In her downtime she enjoys coaching local basketball, restoring antique furniture, and enjoying experiences with her blended family of seven.
Beth is an experienced Registered Nurse, specialising in critical care with a decade-long dedication to healthcare. As a seasoned educator in the field of nursing, she imparts her knowledge and expertise to shape the next generation of health care professionals.
Beth is the proud owner and skilled cosmetic injector at Self Aesthetics, with a passion for aesthetics, empowering individuals to feel confident in their own skin.
Beyond her professional pursuits, Beth champions the cause of small local businesses, recognising their significance in building strong, interconnected communities.
Her enthusiasm for education and her commitment to local entrepreneurship, reflects her dedication to both healthcare excellence and community empowerment.
Angela is a dedicated advocate for empowering tween and teen girls through her local business, Bloom Within. With a decade of experience as a confidence and mindset coach, Angela has positively impacted the lives of over 1,000 young girls. Her unwavering commitment to nurturing inner strength and self-esteem has been the cornerstone of her success. Angela’s passion for helping girls bloom from within continues to inspire and uplift her community.
In addition to her work with Bloom Within, Angela has joined Business Women Albury Wodonga (BWAW) to further her mission of inspiring women in business and giving back to her local community. Through her involvement with BWAW, Angela aims to leave a lasting legacy for the younger generation of girls, ensuring that they have the support and guidance they need to thrive in the world of business and beyond.
Katia (Tia) is passionate about making a positive difference. After experiencing firsthand the positive impact BWAW has, Tia decided to join the committee, hoping to help provide local women with inspiration and education to pursue their business goals. For over ten years Tia worked in health, fitness and nutrition coaching roles, including owning and promoting her own business. She recently completed a Bachelor of Business and is working as an Innovation Analyst, specialising in process evaluation and enhancement. Tia hopes to combine her knowledge in these areas to help people build meaningful lives and enhance their personal and professional performance.
Jess's drive to join the BWAW Committee stems from her desire to establish an inclusive environment for women across different industries and career stages. She firmly believes in BWAW's potential to further empower local women. Beyond her current position as a local Business Advisor at Enterprise Plus, Jess is frequently spotted enthusiastically supporting her children (yes one of those mum’s) at various sporting activities, with family being of the utmost importance to her. With over 15 years of diverse professional experience, Jess has a background in Management, Recruitment, Local Government, Construction, and co-running a family-owned construction business alongside her husband. As a lifelong learner, Jess consistently seeks knowledge and wisdom, with the intention of sharing these insights to contribute positively to the growth and success of her community.
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