Virtual Cuppa

Stay connected over a Virtual Cuppa through these challenging times

Nothing beats a cuppa and chat to share troubles, solve problems or just enjoy some human interaction with like-minded folks.

COVID-19 and its restrictions might mean we can’t gather together at our usual friendly events BUT we can still connect and share the challenges ahead for ourselves, our businesses and industry. WITH Tas is here to support our members and industry colleagues through a Virtual Cuppa.

It's all about opening up conversations and connecting women who need support with women who can help.

What does a Virtual Cuppa offer you?

In a coffee bean, it's the chance to chat with a woman, or women, who can offer assistance, the benefit of their own experiences and an empathetic ear.

An impressive range of women have put up their hands for a Cuppa. From broad tourism, hospitality and small business experience to digital marketing, navigating government subsidies and the array of support offered through industry organisations or just getting through this, some sanity intact, they've got you covered.

Read about our mentors

Alex Bray, RACT's Marketing Operations Manager, shared some great digital marketing tips and advice for getting your business back on track

The first two Cuppas were excellent
- read our reflections and tips 

Our first Cuppa event with special guest Ruth Forest MLC, was very successful with many issues and concerns discussed. Read more here

How Virtual Cuppa works

Virtual Cuppa - connect one to one

If you'd prefer to have a private discussion for some specific guidance or issues, email and let us know what support you need. Even if you're not sure what you need but want the sound of a friendly voice for a quiet chat and practical advice. We'll seek out the woman (or women) to best help you over a Virtual Cuppa.



Virtual Cuppa - connect to a small group

Six small group Virtual Cuppas were held from April to June. If the need arises again we will reinstate these although hopefully these conversations will be in person rather than online!

Pull up a seat at the virtual coffee table for a small group chat each fortnight. A special guest will start with a particular topic and like all good conversations, it can lead in many directions!

To book your seat: email and include any particular issues you'd like to discuss.

If you’re feeling concerned, anxious, overwhelmed or confused about the daily rounds of announcements, webinars, government and industry support – then email us at with any specific issues you're struggling with, even if it's just to hear an understanding, friendly voice over a Virtual Cuppa.

When women support women during challenging times, we all come out of them far better off.

PS If you're doing OK and would like to help out others over a Cuppa? Please let us know.


Jill Bannon,
President, on behalf of the WITH Tas Committee

This pilot program is an initiative run by WITH Tasmania’s volunteer committee.

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