• Shamrock Hotel (map)
  • Nebo Road
  • West Mackay, QLD, 4740
  • Australia

Discover the keys to unlocking business growth at Rocket Network’s signature 2017 event – the Ladies Long Lunch.

If you’re ready to shake up how you do business, and get a fresh perspective, then this is the event for you.
Whether you work solo or with a team – making progress in business only happens when people are engaged and focused on the end-goal. So we’ve invited Johanna Wood from helloworld Mackay along to present her creative and practical strategies for creating a high-performance environment that makes work somewhere fun to be!

Then to really get you fuelled up and ready to take on the world – we’re flying up Foxley CEO Bianca Board to share her inspirational entrepreneurial journey and secrets for success. If you’ve never seen Bianca talk before, then you are in for an absolute treat – no one masters the art of motivation quite like Bianca!
Thanks to a plethora of fantastic local businesses, every attendee will also receive a goodie bag packed to the max. Challenge the way you think about how to achieve your goals, network in style and enjoy a two-course lunch, drink on arrival and more – just for you.

BLAST OFF: Wednesday 17th May
LAUNCHPAD: Shamrock Hotel [ Pavilion Room ]
FINAL RSVP: 9pm Monday, 15th May [ providing event not sold out ]

Keynote speaker: Bianca Board,
CEO of Foxley and Web123

Put on this earth to revolutionise web for small business, web expert and serial entrepreneur Bianca Board has experienced firsthand the rapid evolution of the online world over the last 15 years. With over a decade of leadership, digital marketing, and most importantly, real-life, in-the-trenches business experience, Bianca has radical views on how business should be.  Her successes include winning Australian Business Women’s Network member of the year for her contributions to the female entrepreneur community, launching Web123’s CMS platform in 2009 and now spearheading the development of Foxley’s breakthrough approach to running a fun and profitable business.
Bianca will be sharing with us her business journey – how she started off, as well as the tears and triumphs along the way. Her amazing entrepreneurial journey has seen Bianca soaring from one height to another – but there have also been setbacks. Bianca’s going to let us in on how she’s overcome some of her most challenging times in business – and spill some of her secrets for success!

JOHANNA profile.jpg

Guest speaker: Johanna Wood,
Team Leader at helloworld Mackay

After starting her career in the travel industry in the Whitsundays, now ten years later Johanna is loving every second of her job. An avid traveler, Johanna has visited all seven continents. A few of her favourite destinations include Africa, USA and Europe. Johanna’s favourite travel experience is Antarctica, where she climbed the mountain to overlook the pristine Paradise Bay, as well as got up close and personal with penguins, leopard seals and whales. Travel is Johanna’s passion and her favourite part is sharing her experience with her clients to ensure they have even better memories of their travel experiences.
Johanna will be presenting a practical look at making work fun – focusing on team building and incentives. “Company culture” is a common buzzword in business at the moment, but how do you achieve the type of culture you want in a team? And more so, once you’ve achieved it, how do you maintain it? At first glance, a travel agency may seem like the Disneyland of workplace environments. But like any industry, there are real challenges around maintaining a focused and driven team, while ensuring a great work/life balance. Johanna is going to share the tips and tricks that helloworld Mackay & Mt Pleasant use to keep their team connected and moving forward. Just because your industry isn’t retail sales, doesn’t mean you can’t use initiatives like team and individual incentives, social functions and regular meetings to keep your team engaged and focused!

Rocket’s Great Give
Ladies – don’t hold on to your knickers!

The donation theme for our May event is undies – women’s and children’s – to go to the Mackay Women’s Centre. This is not, we repeat not time to clean out your underwear drawer. If you’d like to donate, then next time you head into Big W or the like – add a pack of boy’s, girl’s or women’s underwear to your basket. These kinds of items are often overlooked in donations because they have to be new, but they are desperately in need – so bring on the undies!

Proudly sponsored by: