Sydney: Chats, Cheese & Connections – Embracing Opportunities for Personal Growth

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Sydney: Chats, Cheese & Connections - Embracing Opportunities for Personal Growth

Sydney: Chats, Cheese & Connections – Embracing Opportunities for Personal Growth

October 11, 2023 @ 4:45 pm – 7:00 pm
Shadforth Financial Group
level 17/100 Pacific Hwy
North Sydney NSW 2060
Sydney: Chats, Cheese & Connections - Embracing Opportunities for Personal Growth @ Shadforth Financial Group

Join Business Women Australia members, friends and guests, with Lyn Hawkins (BWA National Director) and our host Shayne Sommer (Shadforth Financial Group) for chats, cheese and connections. Let’s explore the impact of personal growth experiences and the developments we have had as executive and entrepreneurial women.

Taking on new challenges and stretch goals usually means being outside our comfort zones. These experiences provide the opportunity to uncover our true abilities, reactions and thoughts.

In this meaningful conversation, we will explore the concept of personal and professional growth, share the times when we embraced new adventures at work and in life, and discuss how we experienced the truth of unlocking our potential, while dealing with our limitations.

If you have been looking to connect more deeply with other business and professional women, this conversational event is for you.

Register today as numbers will be limited to enable a deeper, more meaningful experience.

Chatham House rules apply. What is said or happens, stays in the space.

Through BWA courageous conversations like this we gain a deeper understanding of ourselves, our strengths and our weaknesses, and also get to know each other. This will be a safe, non-judgemental conversation where, as leaders, we ‘ hold the space’ for others.

Thanks to Shayne and the team at Shadforth Financial Group for hosting this event with a great space, cheese and refreshments.


Shayne is a Private Wealth Adviser in the North Sydney office for the Shadforth Financial Group.

Shayne maintains personal advice relationships with private clients as well as provides advice to corporate members and facilitates seminars for corporate clients. Shayne also provides technical training to our team across the country.

Shayne holds a Bachelor of Arts (Journalism/Psychology) from the University of Queensland, as well as a Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning. Shayne is a Certified Financial Planner® practitioner and Life Risk Specialist® professional with the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA).  In 2022 Shayne was recognised as the Financial Adviser of the Year at the Women in Finance Awards.

Shayne’s background in communications and psychology allows her to communicate effectively to individuals and groups about a broad range of topics, from basic financial planning concepts to the challenging technical niches within the industry. Shayne also contributes to the Certified Financial Planner® certification program via the FPA and the Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) program via Pearson Vue and CPA Australia.


Lyn is the National Director of Business Women Australia and a management consultant with a focus on business growth, marketing and cultural transformation. She has held senior roles with KPMG, HHG Legal Group, HLB Mann Judd and Telstra, in addition to General Management roles with technology-based businesses. As a Principal of a successful consulting practice Lyn works predominantly with professional services firms (legal, accounting and technology) and executive teams developing and implementing business development strategies.


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  1. Business owners and entrepreneurs
  2. Executives and managers
  3. Professionals
  4. Women on boards
  5. Emerging leaders
  6. Women who desire growth and high level connections

Business Women Australia is focused on key areas of development;

  1. Leadership
  2. Business Improvement
  3. Personal & Professional Growth
  4. Connections & Friendship

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