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MBN ACCELERATOR DAY ONE

Melbourne business network 

Day 1 of the Melbourne Business Network Business Accelerator Days is done and dusted, and there was a lot to take away.

The beautiful Mary Jensen spoke about the importance of mindset and how what we think affects our judgement and impacts our performance.

The passionate Moustafa Hamwi taught us how to become masters of our destiny and not victims of our past, by learning from our past experiences and struggles to create a better future.

The wonderful Renée Giarrusso-Leadership and Communication Expert spoke about the ways we can become limitless leaders, and how to incorporate simple leadership methods into our weekly routines.

The optimistic Victor Perton spoke about the importance of being an optimist and how making small changes in your life like simply smiling at or asking someone what the best part of their day was can have a significant impact.

The great Sian Stephens spoke about the importance of people within a business and ways to leverage their ideas to create and encourage innovation.

Missed out on this event? You can still attend Day 2 & 3.

INTERNATIONAL WOMENS DAY

To celebrate International Women’s Day this year, we’ll be holding a special networking event at the Chadstone Lounge.

Join us at the Victory Lounge so you can meet other members F2F and discuss this year’s theme #Empoweredwomenempowerwomen

Panel of speakers to be announced shortly.

Bookings

$20.00 Per Person | Glass of Bubbles or Mimosa – On Arrival

Free to Victory Offices Member’s (contact us for the promo code)

Register through Eventbrite, bookings are essential to secure your seat!

Your tickets will be delivered to your inbox as soon as you register.

If you encounter any problems reach out to events@victoryoffices.com.au

Agenda

  • 4:00pm | Glass of Bubble/Mimosa on arrival
  • 4:30pm | Q&A with 5 Inspirational Leaders
  • 5:30pm | Questions from the Audience
  • 6:00pm | Network & Mingle

Location

Chadstone Lounge 1341, Dandenong Road – Located next door to the Hotel Chadstone.

EMPOWERED WOMEN AT VICTORY

In commemoration of International Women’s Day, Victory Offices is celebrating some of the amazing and inspirational women in our business.

We caught up with our Head of ACT & WA – Claire.

Claire started in 2018 as a Floor Manager in Perth and today she is looking after teams across 2 states.

Q: Every day you provide support to many individuals across the country, internally and externally. How do you keep a positive mindset and what is your advice for other women in similar roles?

A: I stay positive by reflecting in hindsight on all the challenges I have overcome. This inspires me to always better myself & motivate me when I’m feeling low. My advice for other women would be to never stop learning. Push yourself to be educated in whatever you are passionate about & stay current. Also SHARE THIS KNOWLEDGE & empower other women around you.

We were fortunate enough to spend a moment with our Co-CEO Manisha.

Q: It takes a lot of time, work, and dedication to do what you do, how do you do it with such grace?

A: Thank you, I just love what I do! Yes, I do have tough days where I want to stay at home and hide away. But that isn’t being resilient, and I want to lead by example to empower my team. We have come a long way from when we opened our doors in 2014 and I couldn’t be prouder of what we have achieved and how much we have grown. The pandemic has taught me, that it’s ok to slow down and enjoy the little things in life and most importantly make time to spend with friends and family to rejuvenate and refresh yourself.

Q: What inspires you?

A: Not a what, but a who…my Mum – she lost her husband(my dad) at any early age, raised three young children in a very Patriarchal society whilst continuing to be the most calm, patient, and compassionate person I have ever come across. Businesswoman not by choice but circumstances however earned adoration and respect from peers by the choices she made, I aspire to be more like her!

Q: What advice do you have for other amazing women?

A: Stay true to yourself, do what makes you happy and what excites you every day. It’s ok to have some tough days and feel deflated but remember that you become stronger when you push out of your comfort zone. Celebrate and be confident in your successes, whether personally or in the workforce. Try and empower at least one woman, try and mentor at least one woman. One of my favorite quotes, “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams” – Eleanor Roosevelt

We sat down with our People, Performance & Culture Manager – Anisha.

Q: You spend your days inspiring those around you, how do you inspire yourself

A: This has been a big topic for me recently as I experienced an intolerably uninspiring phase a few weeks ago. My way out was pre-sunrise walks, more family time, and setting boundaries. The joy of movement in fresh air with the birds, the precious time to bond with my nephews, and the discipline to pause when I’m going a hundred miles is what’s been inspiring me.

Q: What is your advice to other amazing women in People & Culture?

A: It’s going to be hard and there are setbacks along the way, which can sometimes make your achievements seem insignificant – for example poor feedback or differing opinions. My advice in moments like this is to transfer all your energy towards your goals and accomplishments, knowing you cannot please everyone.
Many HR professionals believe that we need to be firm and powerful and in control, always; however, you will connect with others best when you show your vulnerabilities. Nobody is expecting you to never shed tears, or never feel disheartened, or always have all the answers. Have the courage to embrace your imperfections, never stop learning, and more importantly, remember to be compassionate not just towards others, but towards yourself too.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Be sure to stay up to date with all of our upcoming events online.

These events will still go ahead if the relevant state is in lockdown – they will just be moved to online events, so you will still have your chance to network, socialise and unwind.

We look forward to seeing you at one or more events from this exciting list!

July 2022
15 July 2022

A Networking Afternoon | Chadstone Lounge

Join legendary Wendi Dawson, Naomi Jaremczuk, Simon Bowden & Edward Zia and friends, @ 2:30PM Friday ...

2:30 PM
Tower 1, Ground Level, 1341 Dandenong Rd Chadstone, VIC 3148
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22 July 2022

A Networking Afternoon | Fortitude Valley

Join us in Brisbane for a Networking Afternoon with Dr Liz, Karen Clark & Friends! It's an ...

2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Level 10, 900 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
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29 July 2022

A Networking Afternoon | 2 The Esplanade

Join Reena Strehle and friends @ 2:30PM Friday Perth Time at Victory Offices Perth! Meet great like ...

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Level 17, 2 The Esplanade, Perth
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