FIT FOR BUSINESS: Enjoying their time at the weekend’s conference are, from left, Jacqueline Nagle, Toni Boatwright, Jillian Smith, Michelle Bridges, Joanne Laundry, Lisa Lilleboe, Helen Schweikert.
FIT FOR BUSINESS: Enjoying their time at the weekend’s conference are, from left, Jacqueline Nagle, Toni Boatwright, Jillian Smith, Michelle Bridges, Joanne Laundry, Lisa Lilleboe, Helen Schweikert. Happy Tears Photography

Bridges and Bermingham inspire Cap Coast businesswomen

ABOUT 125 women in one room on the Capricorn Coast. French Martinis and conversation.

And Rachael Bermingham - best-selling author of eight books with six million copies sold worldwide - setting the stage on Friday night for what was to become a spectacular weekend at the Busi Women Inc inaugural Inspiration Conference.

JFDI - Just Freaking Do It! - became the catch cry after breakfast on Saturday morning at the Reef Palms, in Zilzie, with Michelle Bridges, the celebrity personal trainer who has become a hit on television show The Biggest Loser.

Busi Women Inc president Jacqueline Nagle said Michelle delivered a presentation with punch before engaging with every delegate while signing autographs. She was open, approachable, completely down to earth with a cheeky sense of humour.

There were many other speakers involved and a number of local businesswomen who shared their trials and tribulations before becoming successful in their chosen fields.

One of the organisers of the event, Toni Boatwright, said the weekend was a fantastic success.

"It really is a great opportunity to meet and listen to some of these successful women," Ms Boatwright said.

"In fact, when I first walked into the room when everyone was gathered, the electricity I felt in the room was amazing and very powerful. We are fortunate in having the calibre of these women operating within our communities and doing their bit to help them grow."

As for the businesswomen returning next year: "I can only hope it does happen," Ms Boatwright said.

"But we are waiting for the feedback to see if their busy schedules will allow them to return."



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