Due to the COVID lockdown, the 3 times 6 months postponed Annual event of Australian Asian Business & Professional Women’s Association (AABWA)-Bringing Out the Best in You series4 finally took place at the well-known Kooyong Tennis Club on 1st December.
It was a joint event between AABWA and the International Women Federation of Commerce and Industry (IWFCI). It was
a true multi cultural celebration among 180 different backgrounds of business and professional women.
AABWA President, Jane Wei, and IWFCI’s founder and international chairman Diana Abruzzi welcomed everyone.
Jane Wei shared an overview of the AABWA’s Purpose and Vision.
She said: “At AABWA, we put our members’ interests upfront. AABWA is a place where Australian Asian Business and Professional Women are connected, inspired and empowered to realise their talents and their full potential that is aligned with their passions and life purposes. The vision is Leadership, Success and Contribution to Society.”
Diana Abruzzi said: IWFCI was established in 1992, with branches all over the world, where members are now trading with each other across borders, fulfilling their own personal aspirations and dreams.
They both welcomed the opportunity of coming together, forging a new friendship and solidarity between our two organisations.
Keynote speaker Dr. Susan Alberti AC, an Australian businesswoman, philanthropist and former Vice President of the Western Bulldogs Football Club gave a wonderful speech.
She has had a splendid life with many ups and downs. She lost her beloved relatives, but was able to manage the business left by her husband during his lifetime and became a female pioneer in the construction industry. When the beloved football club suffered a disaster, she turned the tide and brought back the banner of victory and glory. She was also the first person to introduce AFL into women's football. The uneven life path made her aware more about caring and established the Susan Alberti Medical Research Foundation.
Next, Yi Wang, the Principal First Violin of the Australian Chamber Orchestra performed with and the 2013 ABC Young Performer of the Year Award winner Hoang Pham. Everyone gave them warmest applause.
In addition to being inspired by Dr. Susan Alberti's speech and enjoying the beauty of music amidst the sound of the piano, every guest present at the venue also gained a lot from the support of many sponsors.
Every presenter received a gift provided by the event sponsors. All 180 guests received a big gift bag. Guests who purchase raffle tickets to support the Susan Alberti Medical Research Foundation also gained an additional chance to win a Prize.
There were over 20 sponsors for this event, among which gift vouchers worth $2399 Australian dollars was given out in the form of a fun auction.
The event was held in an atmosphere of joy and excitement, all guests were very involved and connected.
A big thanks to all sponsors. We have 6 sponsors who have contributed to the 180 goodie bags. They are:
Pettavel Australia Pty Ltd;
CBR Development Group;
Global Online AusAsia Risk Management, Audit & Cultural Business Skills Training/Global Atomy Prosumer of Online Shopping;
Biggin&Scott Boroondara Real Estate;
Hui Energetic TLS Studio.
Rose Chen the market director of CBR Development Group
Lily Wang the found of Pettavel Australia Pty Ltd
Rachael Mah the founder of Global Online AusAsia Risk Management
Casey Jiang the founder of Housepro Group
Hui Chen the founder of Hui Energetic TLS Studio
Lucky draw sponsors are:
Leura Revitalizing Lab(卉心悦容)
Kimcco International Ltd
JG Accounting Pty Ltd
BBE Training Academy
Elite Makeup Studio
Yingda Pty Ltd
C&U Australian PTY LTD
AROMABABY Natural Skincare
Red Moon Art Gallery
Rising Industry & Trade P/L
Cool Clutch Bags
International Women federation of Commence & industry(IWFCI)