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The Women to Women Business Expo at The J will feature a diversity of innovative local female-led businesses in the arts, services and food industries. W2W was created to support local communities and businesses by providing the opportunity to connect, collaborate, learn and create opportunities for success. The expo will be held on Wednesday, 3 July from 4pm to 9pm at The J, Noosa.

The event will showcase a variety of Sunshine Coast local female-led businesses identified for being innovative in the arts, service and food industries by offering vendor space, exhibitions and workshops. W2W Business Expo aims to bring businesses and consumers together under one roof.

This year’s event will include free workshops on the topics of business management, marketing and finance. There will be a wine tasting workshop (for a small fee) and food and beverages from onsite vendors will be available.

The keynote speaker will be Sandra Arico, President of Innovate Noosa. Participants can learn from the best and the brightest in the industry, as they network with like-minded professionals and learn strategies to advance their business.

The Women to Women Business Expo is proudly presented by The University of the Sunshine Coast, Centre for International Development, Social Entrepreneurship and Leadership (CIDSEL), The J Noosa and Noosa Council.




Women business owners will have access to a new online training resource designed to help women gain the confidence to succeed, thanks to the Palaszczuk Government’s Advancing Women in Business initiative.

Minister for Employment and Small Business Shannon Fentiman today announced support for a new online program to build confidence for women to succeed in business.

“It’s our plan to give women the tools, support and skills they need to start, grow and employ, and ultimately lead and succeed, in their own organisations,” Ms Fentiman said.

“The Palaszczuk Government has partnered with Inzpire Pty Ltd to deliver the ‘Claim Your Confidence: Strengthening the Mindsets of Women in Business Program’.”

Recognising that the thoughts and attitudes women carry into their business profoundly affect the decisions they make, Toowoomba educator and business woman Irene Baker has developed an online training program to strengthen the mindsets of women in business.

“For many women, being in business offers the freedom and autonomy to pursue a passion, achieve a dream, and balance work and home. However, maintaining self-belief and confidence when starting and growing a business can be a struggle,” said Ms Irene Baker.

“Claim Your Confidence: Strengthening the Mindsets of Women in Business is a self-paced program that explains how mindsets form in the brain and provides practical steps women can take to rewire the self-doubt that affects business growth and reduces confidence.”

Ms Baker said, “While business can be a major part of your life, it grows and evolves only as much as you believe yourself capable to do so. Experience of imposter syndrome, fear of failure and perfectionism can increase uncertainty and lower confidence.

“However, by learning to strengthen their belief in themselves and what they can achieve, women will discover that their self-confidence naturally expands.”

Minister Fentiman said this partnership is part of the Palaszczuk Government’s Advancing Women in Business initiative, under the $22.7 million Advancing Small Business Queensland Strategy 2016-20.

“Women in business make a very valuable contribution to Queensland’s economy and they now make up over one-third of Australian business operators,” Ms Fentiman said.

“It is because of this gender-gap that the Queensland Government is investing in women through the Advance Queensland Initiative to help them start and grow small businesses, and importantly to employ.”

Women are encouraged to go to for more information and to pre-register interest in the course. Enrolments will open on 2 April 2018.