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Rare Birds Illawarra & Shoalhaven Ambassador Launch Event

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Illawarra & Shoalhaven - Rare Birds Ambassador events are launching in your region!

Our Rare Birds Global Ambassadors are entrepreneurs and CEOs, thought leaders, and connectors within their community. We are thrilled to announce that our Ambassadors will now be running events in their local regions to assist, inspire and connect entrepreneurs.

At these events we'll be looking at real life challenges that you are facing in your business right now. We want to equip you with the learning, tools and resources that you need to solve these issues, as well as connect you with innovative individuals who can empower you to make the right decisions in your business - high-calibre CEOs and founders making a tangible difference in their community, who can offer you insights to growth beyond where you're located.

Our Illawarra & Shoalhaven Launch Event

Join Rare Birds founder Jo Burston and our Illawarra & Shoalhaven Ambassador Lisa Burling for our very first Illawarra & Shoalhaven event on Wednesday 29th March. The Illawarra/Shoalhaven launch will be officially opened by The Lord Mayor of Wollongong!

Join us for a light breakfast at the launch event where you can:

  • Meet your local ambassador Lisa and hear about their entrepreneurial journey so far

  • Hear from Rare Birds founder Jo Burston about how YOU can be part of our Rare Birds global community

  • Find out more about the ambassador events we’ll be rolling out in the Illawarra

  • Network with fellow business people and entrepreneurs from your local community

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Jo Burston - Founder, Inspiring Rare Birds

Jo Burston is the founder and CEO of Job Capital and entrepreneurial movement Inspiring Rare Birds, which works to promote opportunity for women in entrepreneurship and has a global vision to inspire one million more women entrepreneurs globally by 2020.

Jo has been recognised as one of Australia’s top entrepreneurs for the last six years and is contacted by top tier media outlets as a leading authority on global women’s entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship as a whole, and SMB markets on a regular basis.

Jo is an active mentor for fast growth entrepreneurs and is passionate about encouraging young Australians to endeavour to find out exactly who it is that they want to become, and create their own jobs to achieve this.

Ambassador

Lisa Burling - Managing Director, LBPR

Lisa is a journalist and PR professional with over 20 years’ experience working on some of the world’s biggest brands in Australia and the UK. In 2013, a chain of devastating events resulted in her being an unemployed, single mum of two boys under three. Whilst in the Centrelink queue wondering how this was her reality, she decided to set up a business. Most people thought she was crazy.

Three years later, Lisa is the Managing Director of award-winning PR, media and events consultancy LBPR. With a direct line to Richard Branson after smothering him in kisses, Lisa is living proof anything is possible if you simply believe in you.

With extensive PR, media and event management experience spanning the private sector, local government, consultancies and charitable organisations, Lisa has led award-winning strategic global and domestic PR campaigns to support leading consumer brands across a range of sectors – including tourism, local government, diet and lifestyle, human health, property, fashion, animal health and welfare, and the automotive industry.

In the 2016 Illawarra Women in Business Awards Lisa received awards for Best Small Business, Business Woman of the Year, and Innovative Business Woman of the Year.


Proudly Sponsored By

With over 100 year’s history in Wollongong, RMB Lawyers has grown to become one of regional NSW’s biggest and most respected law firms.

2015 Winner of the Regional Law Firm of the Year at the Australian Law Awards, RMB Lawyers deliver the full range of consumer and business legal services to clients across the Illawarra, Southern Highlands, Southern Tablelands, Shoalhaven and Sydney.

The firm holds a strong relationship and interaction with many local community initiatives, including recent 2016 winner of the Defence Reserves Council Employer Support Award.



STRATEGY + PUBLIC RELATIONS + MEDIA + EVENTS. We are LBPR. Think of us as conversation starters. We get the people that matter talking about you. We’re all about creating compelling human connections, making strong impressions and fostering amazing relationships. We don’t believe in waiting for opportunities; we create them. We are globally experienced opportunity finders and problem-solvers. More than at your service, we are part of your team and across your business strategy.


www.lbpr.com.au


At The Lagoon Seafood Restaurant we provide an experience that is unforgettable. Australia’s Favourite Restaurant and Illawarra’s premier dining experience, the Lagoon features a world class à la carte menu. Enjoy the freshest seafood, as well as the finest grain fed beef and poultry. Choose a wine from any region around Australia, New Zealand and further abroad. From a crisp, cool climate Sauvignon Blanc to a Coonawarra Limestone Coast Merlot we have the wine for every palate and occasion. We pride ourselves on delivering to our customers elegant dining and an unsurpassed standard of service in relaxed surroundings with a view of North Wollongong beach that is simply breath taking.



Copies of the Rare Birds books Australia’s 50 Influential Women Entrepreneurs, #IFSHECANICAN and Brilliant BusinessKids will also be available to purchase at the event (card only).

For any enquiries please contact events@inspiringrarebirds.com

We look forward to seeing you there! #IFSHECANICAN #inspiringillawarra #inspiringshoalhaven


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