In case you haven't heard already, I have business experience but The WE Network is a whole new thing for me. I'm pushing myself out of my comfort zone left, right and centre and learning all over again just how hard it is to start a business.
The most amazing thing about it is that I am growing this new business baby right alongside you as you grow yours. You are seeing the ups and downs and sharing this journey with me, and I never feel alone.
I didn't really stop to think about how trying to create this support and community for others was going to drastically change my own life as well.
So when I told you all I was going to hold a launch event, I wasn't surprised when so many of you reached out to help.
What did shock me was the level of generosity that everyone showed in support of WE. I know this is happening within our community every day, so it shouldn't have been such a surprise, but honestly- spot prizes worth hundreds of dollars? Free hair treatments and blow drys for every single attendee? That is just... crazy!
As you can imagine I accepted these offers with gratitude- not only for the prizes themselves but for everything that those offers stood for. Support of the WE dream. Our community driving it's own success. Women supporting women.
I am just so honoured and proud to have each and every one of you as a part of this community, and to those of you who sponsored this event, thank you, thank you, thank you. Check out some of these wonderful peeps below!
Gendi Dwight from Rightway
Gendi is a well loved member of the WE Community and is known for her generosity and friendly nature. Although she couldn't make it the event, Gendi wanted to be a part of it and become one of our spot prize sponsors.
Gendi's spot prize was simply amazing- a voucher for a 12 month cash flow forecasting session valued at $880.
I was blown away at the value of this and the lucky winner Zivana will be enjoying some great support from Gendi. Thank you Gendi! 🙏
Alice from Wonderland Hair and Beauty
Alice is my hairdresser and has a wonderful relaxed salon in Northcote Point, Auckland. Alice gave me a bit of a fright when I collected her spot prize for the evening.
I thought that it was a spot prize for a hair treatment and blow wave, but instead Alice had generously given one voucher for every single attendee on the night! So this amazing treat was popped into our goodie our bags and no doubt will be enjoyed by many.
Especially because it also included a discount voucher for a daily treatment by Emma from Emma's Nail Boutique as well! Thank you Alice and Emma 🙏
Angela Murray from Living Life In Colour
To spice up our night a bit we had the wonderful Ange from Living Life In Colour do a team building exercise with us. Ang split us into groups and gave us space to chit chat and get to know each other while we put our creative hats on as well!
The result was a room full of noisy women chit chatting and feeling comfortable as they revived long forgotten creative skills. It was such a nice way to break the evening up and give everyone a focus and space to connect. Loved it Ange thank you! 🙏
Rachel Warren from The Mint Republic
Well I certainly didn't expect this to happen! Rachel generously donated luggage tags for our goodie bags but also a generous spot prize of jewellery for the evening.
The winner was pulled out of the hat (bowl) and lo and behold, Fiona drew her own name! After I reassured everyone this was not a hoax Fiona was able to head home happy with some wonderful Mint Republic jewellery to hand. Thank you Rachel and The Mint Republic!
Goodie bag goodies
Our goodie bags were full of wonderful treats including:
- Luggage tags from The Mint Republic
- Dirty Hippie product samples
- Hair treatment and blow dry vouchers from Wonderland Hair and Beauty
- Discount vouchers from Emma's Nail Boutique
- 6 pack of postcards from Awesome Inc
- Tasty Pot vouchers
- and of course... chocolate!
On top of all of this we had another amazing giveaway from Tara at 5 Star Admin- a PA for a day PLUS this a 'Women In Biz Survival Basket' (more on that in our next post) AND some beautiful $50 credit vouchers from Lesley at City View Studio who also designed our beautiful Sponsor Love boards.
Thank you so much to everyone for making this evening such a success 🙏