WHAT: In Converstion with Carrie Twine
WHERE: Saint John Craft Beer, 133 Saint John Street, Launceston.
WHEN: 28th November 2017
GUEST SPEAKER // CARRIE TWINE
In 2005, Carrie took a break from her real estate career to spend two months volunteering in an orphanage and street kids shelter in rural Vietnam. What was supposed to be some time out and a reality check after the real estate boom, became the dominant part of the next decade of her life.
Confronted by the lack of love and care given to these children and the need for some consistency in their lives, Carrie returned home, saved, fundraised and moved over to Vietnam to become a more permanent presence in the lives of these children.
She spent the next few years improving the infrastructure in the centres, including providing safe water, studying the language, spending time with the children and putting steps in place to ensure they will have opportunities in the future.
Her dream of having a safe place for these children to go as young adults when they finish school was realised in 2014 when a project she was involved in from beginning to end was opened. A restaurant and function centre in the middle of a Vietnamese community which also doubles as accommodation for these children if and when they need. In the past three years some of the children have already used this as permanent and temporary accommodation and employment and the restaurant also puts funds back into the local community with the aim of keeping local kids out of institutions.
If you’re a female entrepreneur or thinking of owning your own business, this Meet Up is the perfect setting to meet other women in the same boat. This is not a networking group – we’re here to have real conversations and make real connections.
What do we mean by real? Well you know when you walk into a room and feel welcome even when you don’t know anyone? Or when you share experiences with someone and they say “me too!”? How about when you share tough times with someone and they don’t try to give you the advice to fix it but rather – they just get you. This is what happens at League of Extraordinary Women Meet Ups.
SOME RULES we’d like to point out.
1) Tickets are $20 (+booking fee), or free for League members. Now, it goes without saying that the free tickets are for League Members only, so please only select that ticket type if you are a paying League Member – League membership is $15 per month, and gives you access to free Meet Ups in addition to loads of members only content on the members portal. If you’re not a member yet then you can join via the link below, or just purchase a ticket. http://www.leagueofextraordinarywomen.com.au/join-us/
2) Please only register for this event if you plan on going. I know some people will grab a free ticket and then decide last minute that they’re too lazy to go – don’t be one of these people. If you commit to something, commit to it – we want to meet you!
3) If you’ve never been to a League event, there’s a reason why we don’t use the “N” word and use the word “connecting” instead. It’s because of the negative connotation of soliciting, selling and business card swapping. Bleh, no one wants to go to an event to talk to someone for 20 minutes only to realise you’re being sucked into buying some powdered thick shakes. We are here to connect authentically and honestly – share stories and experiences, learn from each other and respect each other. Magical things WILL happen and people will seek you out to buy from you when you work from an honest heart space.