Esperance Women’s Leadership Networking Event
Time & Location
About the Event
Theme: Women in Business
Date: 29th November 2019
Time: 11.00am – 1.00pm
Venue: Best Western - Hospitality Inn
Price: Free - light lunch provided
Speakers: Melisa Rowe - Twilight Studio
Lisa Marquis - Esperance Anglican Community School
Tamara Virgo - TV Financial
RSVP: To ECCI on (08) 9071 5142 email firstname.lastname@example.org
Melisa Rowe has had some major career choices in her life, especially with some major changes over the past three years. Her story will take you from her move to Esperance in 1995 for a year and how she found herself staying for 23 more! How she and her husband David brought their first business when she was only 21 and how she juggled raising two amazing children while working daily with her husband.
She's sat on multiple community boards & committees, completing some crazy sporting achievements and then finally realized that she had to learn the word 'NO' and took a year off everything. Now finding her dream job as a yoga studio owner & teacher she has improved her own health, happiness and lifestyle and looks forward to sharing it
Lisa Marquis is the current Assistant Principal at Esperance Anglican Community School, where she has taught for 9 years, previous to this she was Teacher in Charge of Home Economics at Esperance Senior High School.
In 2017, Lisa started the first Big Picture class at EACS, this design for learning puts the students at the centre of their learning and links students with mentors in the community. The culmination of 2 years with these students saw 5 girls gain entry to University on the back of their Big Picture portfolios.
Lisa is a passionate leader of educational change and a firm believer that all students should have the right to pursue their education and not be pigeonholed from early in their schooling. She is Chair of the Esperance Primary School Board and is helping to lead change from the ground up, so that students in Esperance can have the best educational outcomes regardless of the school they attend.
Tamara Virgo is the founder and owner of TV Financial Services one of the South West’s most successful independent mortgage and financial planning companies.
This year marks the tenth anniversary of the inception of her business. After six years working for a well-known high-street bank, in the middle of the GFC crunch, Tamara lost her much-loved job.
It was the trigger she needed to start her own business. Like the phoenix rising from the ashes she threw herself wholeheartedly into her new independent mortgage broking and financial planning business.
Initially operating from her house, within 11 months - as her client base grew, she opened an office in the centre of Esperance and now employs six staff – two working remotely.
One of her greatest achievements in recent months has been the development of the TVFS (TV Financial Services) Knowledge Centre. This was developed as Tamara felt there was a gap in the market for this type of information bank. It’s a secure online portal, accessible by all, with the aim of educating and empowering people on financial topics so they can make informed decisions.
Passionate about helping people and making a difference, Tamara and her team are on first name terms with clients and values the strength of her supportive community
She says the secret to her success is not only client satisfaction but remaining positive, maintaining a sense of humour and staying determined to make success happen.