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IN PICTURES: Inspiring speakers lead Albany Chamber of Commerce and Industry International Women’s Day event

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Nicola Harris, Olivia Roberts, Alice Ackley, Karen Heseltine and Yvette Ugle.
Camera IconNicola Harris, Olivia Roberts, Alice Ackley, Karen Heseltine and Yvette Ugle. Credit: Laurie Benson

Attendees were treated to “mind-blowing speakers” at the Albany Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s International Women’s Day Celebration on Friday.

The event, hosted at the Hilton Garden Inn, was headlined by Natasha Short and Sally Carbon and attracted about 100 attendees.

Ms Short, who has 25 years of experience in community development, talked about how she learnt that empowering women could spread value throughout communities

The address delivered by Ms Carbon was wide-ranging, touching on her experience transitioning from being a female athlete in the 1990s to a succesful business leader.

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Other speakers included Vernice Gillies, Marnie Kalma, Preity Dhaliwal, Emma Polette, Rumeena Nizam and Kristen-Pyrz Brown.

The ACCI also used the event to kick start a mentor-mentee program it plans to expand in the coming months.

Emma Polette and Colette Knowlden.
Camera IconEmma Polette and Colette Knowlden. Credit: Laurie Benson
Krysta Guille, Sally Carbon, Jenny Miniter and Jen Bane.
Camera IconKrysta Guille, Sally Carbon, Jenny Miniter and Jen Bane. Credit: Laurie Benson
Catherine Till, Sandra Colmer, Marnie Kalma, Lauren Wynne and Geri Martin.
Camera IconCatherine Till, Sandra Colmer, Marnie Kalma, Lauren Wynne and Geri Martin. Credit: Laurie Benson
Tammy Bridger and Shirley Thurston.
Camera IconTammy Bridger and Shirley Thurston. Credit: Laurie Benson
ACCI CEO Kristen Pyrz-Brown, former Hockeyroo and guest speaker Sally Carbon with City of Albany councillor Amanda Cruse.
Camera IconACCI CEO Kristen Pyrz-Brown, former Hockeyroo and guest speaker Sally Carbon with City of Albany councillor Amanda Cruse. Credit: Laurie Benson
Teagan Jahn, Joy Ugle, Thelma Jaekel and Natalie Vesey.
Camera IconTeagan Jahn, Joy Ugle, Thelma Jaekel and Natalie Vesey. Credit: Laurie Benson
Olivia Higgins, Rebecca Brennan and Grace Franzinelli.
Camera IconOlivia Higgins, Rebecca Brennan and Grace Franzinelli. Credit: Laurie Benson
Antoinette Warburton, Kerry O'Flarerty, Preity Dhaliwal and Bron Oreo.
Camera IconAntoinette Warburton, Kerry O'Flarerty, Preity Dhaliwal and Bron Oreo. Credit: Laurie Benson
Ashleigh Ellis, Delma Baesjou, Kirsty Hall and Rochelle Black.
Camera IconAshleigh Ellis, Delma Baesjou, Kirsty Hall and Rochelle Black. Credit: Laurie Benson
Nicola Harris, Olivia Roberts, Alice Ackley, Karen Heseltine and Yvette Ugle.
Camera IconNicola Harris, Olivia Roberts, Alice Ackley, Karen Heseltine and Yvette Ugle. Credit: Laurie Benson
Lynelle Dusterhoft, Saskia Ausma, Claire Hislop and Caitlin Ashboth.
Camera IconLynelle Dusterhoft, Saskia Ausma, Claire Hislop and Caitlin Ashboth. Credit: Laurie Benson

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