Bringing businesswomen together: Aspire Business Women’s Network

Veronica Smith (centre) and members celebrate Aspire’s Aspire’s first birthday.
Veronica Smith (centre) and members celebrate Aspire’s Aspire’s first birthday.

BUSINESSWOMEN in the Peel region recently got together to celebrate the first birthday of Aspire Business Women’s Network.

Hosting the event, along with venue partner Peel Manor House, was local businesswoman, mother of six and past Business Person of the Year Veronica Smith.

Mrs Smith established the group after being approached by several local businesswomen seeking an inclusive and affordable way to connect, learn and be inspired to grow their businesses.

“According to the Small Business Development Corporation, 97 per cent of businesses in WA are small businesses and a significant number are owned and operated by women,’’ she said.

“I believe women bring a unique perspective to business and networking is a proven, successful strategy for business growth.”

She believes small and medium businesses contribute significantly to the economic success of Mandurah, not only providing employment opportunities but also in attracting much-needed tourist dollars after a recent decline in the number of visitors.

Since the establishment of Aspire Business Women’s Network in September last year, the group has grown to more than 200 online members and a group of more than 20 who regularly attend monthly Biz Express sessions at Peel Manor House.

A Joondalup branch is being launched in November.

Call Mrs Smith on 0400 130 070 or email