Meet Some of Our Leadership Team

President - Dana Hughes

Being part of the Southern Business Women’s Network is a wonderful way to extend and expand as an individual and as a business through connecting with such a variety of women from so many different businesses.

My day job is a people development specialist where I work with companies to grow their most important asset – their people. I do this through training programs, culture assessments and coaching.

As President of the network I chair meetings, represent the Network at events, assist with sourcing guest speakers and working behind the scene to make sure events happen.

Digital Media - Margaret Ornsby

I have spent the latter part of my career delving into the depths of the Internet, gaining experience in areas such as Google My Business, Websites & SEO, and Social Media - particularly how they relate to promoting local businesses. 

While helping local businesses get found online is my "day job", I also volunteer in a couple of areas. One with SBWN, helping keep the website up and running. The other main service is as a Top Contributor for the Google My Business forums. There I help hundreds of business owners from around the world with problems with their online presence. 

After hours I'm incredibly busy with two young men, a cockatiel & budgie, 6 chickens, 3 guinea pigs, 6 sheep, and a stupidly happy dog. My interests include "food as medicine" (healthy food & healthy gut), human consciousness, and Pokemon Go (is that tragic?)

Publicity Officer - Carol Christensen

For over 18 months I have been attending SBWN events and hope totally enjoyed meeting a varied group of women in business.

My day job is with The South Gippsland Sentinel Times, working both in Production of the paper and advertising sales, with a previous history of graphic design.

My aim to help promote SBWN and its members to as many women in business across Bass Coast and South Gippsland. I love meeting new people of finding out their stories.

Aside from work I love nothing more than walking my schnauzer each night to the beach or getting out and enjoying our wonderful local area.

Membership Secretary - Lynda Sainsbury

My role in the SWBN is Membership Secretary.

I thoroughly enjoy attending both the monthly committee meeting and the monthly dinners. It’s wonderful meeting such a diverse group of talented women that live and work locally. Connecting with others is really important for success in all walks of both business and life and I’m pleased to be able to do this daily. 

My own business and passion is assisting others with finance and realising their dreams. I am a self-employed finance/mortgage broker with a long background in banking, finance and customer service. I cover borrowing needs for personal, investment and business/commercial clients.

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