10 Victoria Street
#5, Bunbury, WA
Join Business Women Australia members and guests for a delicious lunch and unique opportunity to meet and have your questions answered regarding education, training and women’s interests by Hon Donna Faragher JP MLC – Shadow Minister for Education; Training; Women’s Interests.
This will also be an opportunity to network and discuss insights, achievements, opportunities and challenges in leadership and business with other thriving business women.
This event is hosted by Bunbury chapter leader Cathy Smith and sponsored by local business The Side Door, co-owned by BWA member Kathy Gourley.
Places are limited, so book your spot today and join this special Celebrating Women event.
About Donna Faragher
Donna Faragher is the Shadow Minister for Education and Training; Women’s Interests and Member for East Metropolitan Region and was first elected, at the age of 29, to represent the East Metropolitan Region in the Legislative Council on 26 February 2005, making her the youngest female Liberal Party member ever elected to the WA State Parliament.
In Opposition, between 2005 and 2008, Donna held various positions within the Shadow Cabinet, including Shadow Minister for disability services, youth and drug abuse strategy.
Donna was re-elected at the September 2008 election and again made political history as the youngest female Member of Parliament ever appointed to the Western Australian State Cabinet when she became Minister for Environment and Youth in the Liberal-National Government.
In late 2010, Donna stepped down as Minister for Environment and Youth to have her first child and was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier, a role she held for five years. During this period, Donna also served on both the Legislative Council’s Standing Committee on Legislation and the Standing Committee on Uniform Legislation and Statutes Review.
In March 2016, Donna re-joined the State Cabinet as Minister for Planning and Disability Services and is now the Shadow Minister for Education and Training and Women’s Interests.
Prior to entering Parliament, Donna graduated from The University of Western Australia with a Masters of Education with Honours, and completed a Graduate Diploma in Education (school psychology and education) and a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Psychology. She later worked as a policy and parliamentary adviser to former Federal Justice and Customs Minister Chris Ellison. Donna is married with two children, Clare and Harry.
About Cathy Smith
Cathy is a Premium BWA member and the Attraction Maven at CATCO Enterprises. Cathy offers powerful and responsive marketing that will grow your business using sophisticated digital media, commercial print and promotion. Her passion for helping business women break through the digital disconnect and attract more customers online is practised through her simple 3 step framework for success. She also has her own successful podcast, Small Business Talk with Cathy Smith.
About Kathy Gourley
Kathy is the co owner of The Side Door Restaurant in Bunbury’s CBD. Together with her husband Chris they opened the restaurant in November 2019 to bring you their love of the melting pot of cuisines that Australia has come to know and have adopted to become known as Modern Australian food. The Side Door looks forward to showcasing some of our favourite dishes for you.
About Business Women Australia
BWA brings together business women from all sectors, industries and states;
– Business owners and entrepreneurs
– Executives and managers
– Women on boards
– Emerging leaders
– Women who desire growth and high level connections
Business Women Australia is focused on key areas of development;
– Business Improvement
– Personal & Professional Growth
– Connections & Friendship