Thanks to Sally Eberhardt for this story published in the Redcliffe Guide May 2022 issue.
Come and celebrate being a woman in business, relax, and make new connections over a deliciously decadent Long Lunch and a glass of bubbly in great company.
At the Ladies Who Long Lunch May event at Tempest Seafood Restaurant, you get to call this fun and friendly experience ‘doing business’. Set right on Scarborough Harbour, Tempest offers waterfront dining and the freshest seafood to enjoy while you bond with some other fabulous females.
Created by Kirsty Fields, Creative Director of Social Ocean, and Jo Stevens, founder of The Zen Zone, the Ladies Who Long Lunch is for women wanting friendship, who need to take time out for themselves, and are looking to make genuine business connections.
Kirsty Fields said this event is for every woman who recognises the importance of self-care and the social impact of spending time with others who inspire, support and re-energise them.
“We understand the type of women we’ve designed this event for. We know who they are because we are them.”
“As business owners, we mainly go somewhere that educates us or advances our business. It’s refreshing to have an opportunity that includes fun and frivolity.”
“Running your own businesses is stressful and it’s important to surround yourself with positivity,” Kirsty said.
Building relationships is the basis of success for businesses according to Jo Stevens.
“There will be plenty of time to mingle, and networking is a great way to build connections,” said Jo.
Kirsty and Jo both feel strongly that younger women should be encouraged to consider a business pathway. One of the highlights of the Long Lunch is the empowerment panel with a Q&A session featuring three young female entreprenuers.
Thos special guests are landscape architect Eva Porter (owner of Porter Designs), founder & marketing strategist Belinda Boyce (owner of Matchsticks Digital), and student journalist Alayna Fond (president of UQJACS).
As Jo said, “Ladies Who Long Lunch is about bringing women together to network, connect, have fun, eat great food, and enjoy a wine or two!”
Spoil yourself a little!