North coast businesswoman, reps and aspiring entrepreneurs were out in full force for a great morning of networking at the Hirsch’s Homestore Ballito women in business get together.
The guest speaker for the morning was Ballito resident and PR guru Glenda Thompson representing her PR firm Get U Noticed, who told her story about her journey as a freelance writer, author and PR professional over the years. She gave the audience invaluable tips on how to tell their own story to ultimately get noticed.
Adding to the excitement of the morning, Margaret Hirsch announced Karla Brink as the Margaret Hirsch woman in Business achiever of the year finalist for the month. “Karla Brink is the co-owner of Simply Graphic, a multi-disciplinary digital marketing agency that she started 6 years ago from scratch with a broken laptop on an ice bucket so it did not overheat to now having successfully completed 300 websites in the last year alone and six years of international and local business in her field,” Commented Hirsch’s Shane Spencer who handed over the award.
Margaret who has won many awards over the years commented on the reason behind her starting the women in business competition, “Winning these awards has been wonderful – both for Hirsch’s and for me personally, and I would like to see this happening to other women in business. As women, we tend not to be assertive enough. There are so many fantastic women out there who are not coming forward to be acknowledged for their contribution to the business world, and I would like to encourage them to come forward and enter the competition or nominate a friend or business owner who they would like to be recognized for this award and if you think you are a successful business woman don’t be too shy to enter yourself!” she said.
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