Rockingham: Networking & Brainstorming Events

December 3, 2020 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The Lab Factory
35 McNicholl St
Rockingham: Networking & Brainstorming Events @ The Lab Factory

Business Women Australia are excited to announce a new chapter in Western Australia, BWA Rockingham.

This chapter will provide an additional opportunity to bring together business women from all sectors, industries and states with events providing a wonderful opportunity to meet, network and share with other business women from the Rockingham community.

The BWA Rockingham Chapter will be led by Chris Muir-Smith, owner of The HR Dept Rockingham, Kwinana and Peel alongside venue host, Donna Bates, managing director and founding partner of The Lab Factory in Rockingham.

Join Chris and Donna plus Cathy Smith, Head of Digital Marketing and South West Coordinator for Business Women Australia to network and brainstorm events for the BWA Rockingham Chapter for 2021.

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About Chris Muir-Smith
Chris Muir-Smith has more than 25 years in human resources, with 19 years in senior roles working with global firms and small businesses, even working with the film producers of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Chris’s motivation to launch The HR Dept Rockingham, Kwinana and Peel, was to provide local and personal HR advice and support, tailored to the specific needs of each business so that they can prevent people problems and ensure a safe and healthy workplace.


About Donna Bates
Donna Bates is a true believer that when businesses collaborate, they can achieve more. Her business The Lab Factory strives to become home to the world leading innovators, creators and game-changers offering the perfect conditions for businesses to thrive and grow. It is a collaborative workspace that functions as an idea’s incubator bringing all elements of a concept together. It provides an environment that has been tested and proven to be ideal for highly functional collaborative relationships.


About Cathy Smith
Cathy is the Head of Digital Marketing, South West Coordinator, BWA Bunbury Chapter Leader 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 businesswomen 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 Business Women Australia (BWA)
BWA provides fabulous opportunities to connect, develop great contacts, friendships and support. Our professional development focuses on business growth, personal development and leadership – we try and mix it up so our community get a bit of everything they need. Networking with like-minded women is a great way to make long-term relationships and build your reputation. Our dynamic network is an excellent source of new perspectives, experience and ideas. We share our challenges and goals providing each other with valuable support. We welcome new members and guests to our events. Check out our online webinars by viewing the Events Calendar on the BWA website.


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