Join Business Women Australia Head of Finance and Accounts, Donna Vincent (MD of Solo Accounts), National Director of BWA Lyn Hawkins, and our host Natasha Lie, Principal of LG Accounting Solutions at our Boardroom Banter on The Gig Economy.
The gig economy is quickly becoming a central part of life. On-demand jobs aren’t just limited to Uber and building sites. Professional firms, retailers and education providers are banking on a new workforce that will accept jobs on a project basis. The gig economy is on the rise because of the flexibility it has to offer, and technology makes it easier to connect people to “pop up” work.It is especially true among female professionals who have opted out of corporate life.
A decentralised workforce, with contractors and ‘fee for service” individuals working from home, can be associated with less regular human contact and financial uncertainty. However, while some Gig workers have described feelings of disconnect and isolation while others are thriving in the flexible economy that empowers workers to control their own destiny.
This boardroom banter will be an opportunity to consider the future of the gig worker, the solo entrepreneur, the freelancer and contractor. We will delve into the pro’s and con’s of “going it alone”.
Due to COVID-19 boardroom restrictions, this event will be streamed online from the LG Accounting Solutions boardroom, so register today and join via zoom.
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About Natasha Lie: Premium Member of BWA and Principal of LG Accounting Solutions, a role she has held for the past 8 years. Natasha is a Chartered Accountant (CA) with a degree in Accounting and International business from Edith Cowan University. She has been an accountant for 15 years and throughout those years she has lived her passion of solving problems for business owners. Natasha credits her success to her ability to empathise with business owners in order to genuinely understand their situation, which she believes puts her in the optimal position for providing high level accounting support. Outside work, Natasha is also an enthusiastic road cyclist, cook and loves spending time with her puppy Hamersley.
About Donna Vincent: Head of Finance and Accounts at BWA, Donna is also the MD Solo Accounts and has a deep understanding of the gig economy. Donna has successfully designed and managed the development of the award-winning cloud based record keeping system as a simple online bookkeeping solution for solo entrepreneurs, tradies, consultants, coaches, freelancers and home based businesses. Solo Accounts is a simple solution and app for micro businesses in Australia that enables them to invoice and track expenses with a quick method for calculating BAS requirements. Donna is an experienced BAS Agent and contract Bookkeeper supporting accounts department staff and working directly with business owner clients. Her impressive experience spans professional service industries,, Market Research, Medical, Building and Construction, Entertainment, Dental, Financial, Retail group, Hotel, Pharmacy, Transport, Real Estate and a Vineyard. Donna appreciates a fine wine, a good laugh and pool side cocktails, when she can sneak away from her hectic business interests!
About Lyn Hawkins: National Director of Business Women Australia and Principal of Hawkins Marketing, Lyn is known for her strategic skills, eternal optimism and great sense of fun. She is sought by businesses all over Australia to help them grow and develop as value optimisers. Over an impressive career in business strategy and marketing, she has worked with hundreds of business owners driving growth and business development. She has worked with SMEs, corporations, membership bodies and professional firms including KPMG, Telstra, Diverse IT, HHG Legal Group and HLB Mann Judd.
About Business Women Australia
Business Women Australia is focused on four areas of development;
- Business Improvement
- Personal Growth
- Influence and Profile
BWA provides professional development, knowledge sharing and connections for women who are serious about business;
- Business owners and entrepreneurs
- Directors, executives and managers
- Professionals and management consultants
- ‘C’ suite and women on boards
- Leaders and emerging leaders