Diversity and inclusion are not just acts of empathy, they are the most human and effective ways to make your company stand out.
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Virtual Cuppa | Inclusive tourism
Think your tourism operation can’t be more inclusive?
Tune in to our July Virtual Cuppa because our panel says it can!
Join us and our Disability Voices Tasmania panelists, Tamar Cordover, Ana Pike and Fiona Strahan for an insightful discussion.
What it’s about. The start of a conversation and learning more about inclusive tourism and the small, easy changes you can start with to make a difference. Asking awkward questions and getting straightforward answers without embarrassment.
What it’s NOT about. Compliance or just wheelchairs - our panelists aren’t regulators, they’re women with lived experience.
Simple changes can have big impacts on your customers, on your business, and your own sense of connection as you see the changes you make bring relief, ease of access and even joy to others.
Inclusive tourism is a priority in the T21 Visitor Economy Action Plan. Logical really when it’s a substantial, largely untapped market and people with disabilities travel at the same rate as everyone else. And, they often bring a support crew too!
Disability Voices Tasmania (DVT) has been working to develop a greater understanding of how operators and their businesses can become more inclusive and provide some tools to help them do that.
Join us and our DVT Panel, led Tamar Cordover with Ana Pike and Christine Wright, for an insightful discussion.
Got awkward questions? Yes, there can be some uncomfortable questions around this topic but straightforward answers are available. Simply add them to your booking email and we’ll include them in the discussion.
Date: Thursday 29 July
REGISTER NOW: email firstname.lastname@example.org and include any questions or topics you'd like to discuss/learn more about.
Participants capped at 15 (or so) to allow for plenty of two-way dialogue.
Networking | Drinks and Canapés at the new Vibe Hotel
Join us for drinks, canapés and networking in the stunning Bruny Room of the new Vibe Hotel Hobart.
Hear about Vibe’s Tasmanian owners and their journey of hotel development and weaving the Tasmanian brand into the property. Side note – one of the owners sounds like superwoman - she worked as a lawyer whilst working on the development, designing the entire interior herself and rolling out all of her own artwork throughout the hotel!
Date: Thursday 17 June
Time: 5 - 6.30pm
Venue: Vibe Hotel - 36 Argyle Street, Hobart
Cost: $20 for WITH members | $25 for non-with members
Price includes four canapés. Drinks can be purchased at the bar.
All are welcome to attend the event (yep, even the blokes!). If you would like to bring a friend or colleagues, please do so. WITH members receive a discounted event rate.
Virtual Cuppa | Respect in the workplace with Roz Taylor
Our ‘Virtual Cuppas’ are back!
Join us for our first our virtual ‘learn at lunch’ edition with guest speaker, Roz Taylor from Respect at Work. Bring your lunch (and a cuppa) and settle in for an interesting and informative session about respect in the workplace, focusing on navigating the often-challenging dynamics of age and gender diversity at work. Have a pen and paper handy as Roz will be offering plenty of practical tips and strategies that we can implement right away.
Date: Wednesday 26 May
Time: 12 - 1pm
Venue: Virtual meeting via Zoom
Registrations are capped at 15 as we keep these sessions small to allow for plenty of two-way dialogue.
Garden Party @ Grande Vue Private Hotel
You're invited to Grande Vue, Battery Point to wander the garden and peek inside a grand piece of Hobart's history.
What a gorgeous setting for raising a glass and mingling with like-minded women. Talk shop, talk roses, talk history and reconnect with industry colleagues.
Date: Thursday 18th February
Venue: Grand Vue Private Hotel, 8 Mona Street Battery Point
Cost: Members $40 | Non Members/guests $45
(includes canapes and a glass of sparkling on arrival - additional drinks available for purchase)
Christmas Celebrations + Scholarship presentations
After what can only be described as an extreme rollercoaster ride this year, let's raise a glass and see in the 2020 festive season together.
We'll also celebrate our three inspiring young scholarship winners with the presentation of their awards.
Date: Wednesday 9 December
Venue: Bright Eyes Cafe, Brooke St Pier
Cost: $20 which includes a glass of sparkling on arrival and savoury/sweet treats. Additional refreshments available to purchase at bar prices.)
2020 Leaders Breakfast - sunrise inspiration!
Join us face to face (yay!) for a dollop of inspiration on your delicious breakfast - set the alarm early because it will be worth it!
On the panel for our fourth Leaders Breakfast are another three impressive women:
- Emily Briffa, Founder/CEO Hamlet Inc, Hobart
- Rachel Power, Owner, Waterfalls Café and Gallery, Mt Field
- Megan Jerrard, Founder of Mapping Megan, Solo Female Travelers Club & Online Group Success
Diverse backgrounds and perspectives will provide some wonderful shared experiences and insights in conversation with MC Mark Thomas (M&M Communications).
Read more about Emily, Rachel and Megan here
Date: Thursday 15th October
Time: 6.30am for 7.00am start (finish by 9am)
Venue: Crown Plaza, Liverpool Street, Hobart
Cost: $55.00 WITH Tas Members | $60.00 non-Members
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AGM and 11th birthday celebrations
Join us as we celebrate the end of our financial year and, importantly, our 11th birthday!
Following our traditionally short AGM formalities, the wonderfully warm Robyn Moore will liven our sprits before we head to the bar for conversation, laughter and refreshments. And a birthday cake ... of course!
Dinner is planned to follow so please let us know if you'd like to join the table(s).
Date: Thursday 17th September
Venue: Hadley's Orient Hotel
Cost: Free but please advise via Trybooking as numbers needed for Covid-19 venue management.
Please also note that due to Covid-19 regulations, refreshments will be available after the AGM in the bar. Your first beverage is on us!
Connecting with a Virtual Cuppa
A successful series of small group Virtual Cuppas were held from April to June this year - find out more on our Virtual Cuppa page
As well as connecting women to women directly, we're currently scheduling fortnightly events with special guests from 3-4pm:
Thursday 30th April: the COVID-19 emotional rollercoaster with Robyn Moore.
Conversation starts around the myriad of feelings many of us are experiencing but, like all good discussions, it can lead in many directions, and they're the best ones!
Thursday 14th May: can research show us what tourism will be like on the other side? With Allison Anderson.
An interesting insight into what might happen next - sure to prompt much discussion.
Thursday 28th May: digital marketing - refresh and relaunch, with Alex Bray
Using the down time to work on your digital marketing? Should you be? Having difficulty working out where to start/end? It might start with digital marketing but these conversations can go anywhere!
Thursday 11th June: refresh, refocus, recovery and competition with Jude Franks and Cally Lyons
Refreshing your product offer, refocussing on different segments of your business, the recovery reality and what your competition really looks like.
Thursday 25th June - our final small group Virtual Cuppa: Open for Business - developing a new business post-COVID with Nadine Cove
What's it like to be developing and building a new business in the post-COVID world? What are we doing in our own space as we move through transition times?
See more on how to connect over a Virtual Cuppa here
Soirée at Hadley's Orient Hotel, Friday 13th March
Our first gathering for 2020 will be held in the Orient Bar at the historic Hadley's Orient Hotel from 4.30-6.00pm.
Join industry colleagues and friends at this informal get together at the end of a busy week.
WITH Members receive a complimentary beverage on arrival and there will be light snacks will be on offer.
This event is open to all.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you intend joining us.
Stay tuned for more events in 2020!
Christmas Celebrations 2019
Join us to raise a raise a glass in festive celebration and to hear from the wonderful Robyn Moore and join Mrs Claus in our traditional fun Secret Santa!
Not just a sought after speaker nationally, Robyn was integral to the formation of WITH Tas with Sally Deane.
Date: Thursday, 21 November
Venue: Drysdale TasTAFE, 59 Collins Street Hobart
Cost: Members free! | Non-members $26
Cost includes a selection of canapes and a glass of sparkling on arrival
Please bring: a $10 gift for Secret Santa
2019 Industry Leaders Breakfast - Thursday 17 October
Join us for breakfast and a large dollup of inspiration!
On the panel for our third Leaders Breakfast are:
- Fiona Weaver of Wild Island Women and Tassie Bound Adventures
- Tracey Leitch of Impressions Marketing
- Kim Seagram of Stillwater and Abel Gin
These three dynamic women have plenty of experience in our industry (and in life in general) and each brings a different perspective to the discussion. All are sure to add some thought-provoking content to your morning menu! Read more about these three fabulous women >
When: 7.00am to 8.30am, Thursday 17th October
Where: RACV/RACT Hobart Hotel , 154 Collins Street
Tickets: WITH Tas Members - $45.00 | Non-members - $55.00 | Students - $39.50
To book: go to www.trybooking.com/BEHTT
WITH Tas 2019 AGM - Wednesday 18 September
It's our 10th birthday - yay! Before the celebrations can begin, we must conduct the formalities of our Annual General Meeting.
If you're a WITH Tas financial member, we invite you to attend to hear a report from the past year's activities and to also welcome in a new Committee. Don't worry it's a short affair as you'll see by the timetable!
When: 4.55pm to 5.15pm, Wednesday 18th September
Where: The Lord Mayor's Court Room, Hobart Town Hall, 50 Macquarie Street, Tasmania
To book: please email email@example.com to confirm your attendance.
WHY NOT JOIN THE COMMITTEE
Being part of the WITH Tas Committee is a rewarding way to connect and help others in our industry. Download a WITH Tas 2019-2020 Committee nomination form here or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
10th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS
Following the AGM, Hobart Lord Mayor, Anna Reynolds, is hosting a Civic Reception commencing at 5.30pm. This event is only by special invitation from the Lord Mayor.
We are delighted and honoured that the Lord Mayor sees this milestone as an important one for our association and worthy of celebrating the support we have provided for women in our industry over ten years.
Midtown Meet-up with UTAS guest speakers: 11th July
To a Mid-town Meet-up and the chance to learn more about UTAS plans to centralise in Hobart's CBD.
Special guest speakers:
Jessica Grant (Associate Director, Office of the Vice Chancellor)
Pennelope Ratcliffe (Executive Director, UTAS Student Accommodation)
Date: Thursday 11 July | Time: 5.30pm-7pm
Venue: Shambles Brewery, 222 Elizabeth Street, Hobart
Ticket prices: WITH Members $15 | Non-Members $25 | Students: $15
Includes a glass of house sparkling/red/white wine/tap beer or soft drink on arrival and a selection of savouries.
Places WILL BE LIMITED so book now! >>