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LAUNCESTON - Operation: Women in Business

  • Saint John Craft Beer 133 Saint John Street Launceston, TAS, 7250 Australia (map)
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WHAT: Operation: Women in Business

WHERE: Saint John Craft Beer, 133 Saint John Street, Launceston.

WHEN: 8th May 2018

TIME: 5:30-7:30pm


Operating in business can be one of the most rewarding activities you do as part of your life. However, like many things in life, there are ups and downs along the way. As you move through your life – in particular as a female – societal norms can create unnecessary barriers to our personal and professional growth.

This panel discussion will cover topics which seem to be a constant in the life of working women in today’s society including; young women in business, juggling being a mum and a business woman or battling the gender gap in the workforce.



Based in Launceston, Kim Saunders of Captain + Co. currently mentors and proudly manages social media accounts for a wide variety of businesses locally and on the mainland. With a background in advertising, marketing, design, photography and account management, Kim has all the skills required to help build your online presence. Over the last three years, Kim has organically grown her own Instagram account to over 30,000 followers, built her own website, been featured in print and has evolved her own small business.

Between wrangling two little ladies, a teeny white dog and Tasmanian Winters. Kim manages to specialise in Social Media Management and Digital Marketing for other businesses. Plus run her own Lifestyle + Small Business + Mum Blog. Dabbles in design. Mentors and is a Digital Ready Coach helping small business. Before moving to the Apple Isle, she played with some big wigs and big accounts in the Advertising, Marketing, Design, Account Management world.


Johanna Baker-Dowdell // Business + Baby On Board Author

Johanna is the agricultural reporter for Australian Community Media publications The Examiner, The Advocate and Tasmanian Farmer and freelances for The Senior’s Tasmanian edition. As a child, she always wanted to know what was happening in the world around her and asked lots of questions. Imagine her delight when she discovered you could make a career from sharing stories.

Johanna studied journalism at the University of Newcastle in New South Wales. She worked at several newspapers before trying her hand at marketing and public relations and then running her own freelance writing and public relations business,Strawberry Communications, in 2007.

She is also studying a PhD in journalism with the University of Tasmania, investigating how social media texts are used by newspapers as news sources in reporting crisis events.



If you’re a female entrepreneur or thinking of owning your own business, this Meet Up is the perfect setting to meet other women in the same boat. This is not a networking group – we’re here to have real conversations and make real connections.

What do we mean by real? Well you know when you walk into a room and feel welcome even when you don’t know anyone? Or when you share experiences with someone and they say “me too!”? How about when you share tough times with someone and they don’t try to give you the advice to fix it but rather - they just get you. This is what happens at League of Extraordinary Women Meet Ups.