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Business in Heels, Melbourne Bayside Events

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by EricaL (subscribe)
Freelance writer. Editor of: melbourne.kidtown.com.au
Published September 11th 2014
Don your best heels and meet like-minded women in business
Social media has in many ways taken away the necessity to connect with people in business on a face-to-face basis, which may streamline certain practices but on the other hand create a void in human interaction that we perhaps crave for before technology took over our current working world.

Luckily, real life networking groups exists to reconnect business minded women in a social gatherings around the country. Business in Heels is one such Australian networking group connecting sassy business ladies with a brand new online networking site as well as real life networking events.

Business in Heels
Business in Heels


Starting out as a small monthly event held in Sydney in 2013, set up by former Theatre Producer, Jac Bowie, the concept soon grew to what is now a worldwide networking phenomenon with over 36 Business in Heels locations across Australia as well as New Zealand, United States, United Arab Emirates, Singapore and Thailand.

I received an invitation to attend a Business in Heels Melbourne Bayside Event which proved to be a far cry from your average stuffy business affair, and opened my eyes to a lighter, fun and far more enjoyable way to network with like-minded ladies.

Business in Heels
Business in Heels Melbourne Bayside Event


Business in Heels Melbourne Bayside Events take place in a private room in a popular Brighton night spot, where all attendees receive a voucher for a glass of bubbles on arrival, plus nibbles, a goody bag, informative talks by guest speakers, plenty of time to mingle and fun door prizes. (drop your business card in the box on arrival)

First, there is a chance to enjoy a drink and get to know your fellow companions over the course of the evening. Tarnya Cook runs Business in Heels Melbourne Bayside Events and warmly welcomes both new and existing guests. Tarnya, former Executive Assistant and Mother-of-Two, soon burnt out after years working in the corporate world, and now focuses her attention to Business in Heels thriving Melbourne Bayside branch.

Tarnya Cook, Business in Heels
Tarnya Cook, Business in Heels


Most ladies attend Business in Heels Melbourne Bayside Events on a monthly basis, forming a group of friendly business women that rekindle at each meeting. Having said that, new faces are welcomed into the group, mingling in a sociable, easy-going environment.

Business in Heels Melbourne Bayside Event
Business in Heels Melbourne Bayside Event


A little under an hour into the evening, ladies rests their heels as Tarnya introduces the invited guest speaker to present, offering a chance for the group to interact and ask questions.

While still seated, a business card is randomly selected with the card owner then taking the limelight to introduce her own business concept to the group.

The evening completes with a chance to mingle a little more and enjoy some nibbles before door prizes are awarded, including a prize for the best heels!

Business in Heels
Who will win the best heels prize?


Business in Heels Melbourne Bayside celebrated its first year anniversary this month, enabling groups of approximately 30-50 business women to 'click and connect' with each other on a level of both business and friendship.

If you would like to attend the next Business in Heels Melbourne Bayside Event on 8 October, tickets are priced at $39 (or $32 early bird), which includes a glass of champagne on arrival, canapes and a bumper packed goody bag filled with business leaflets, samples and vouchers. Book your ticket here.

Business in Heels
Goody bags


You can also join Business in Heels Melbourne Bayside Facebook Group or email Tarnya on melbournebayside (@) businessinheels.com for further enquiries.
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Why? Fun and relaxed business networking
When: Monthly
Where: The Deck, 212 Bay St, Brighton VIC 3186
Cost: $39 per ticket (or $32 early bird)
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