WNA Regional Leaders
Our Regional Co-ordinators and Ambassadors
Meet the inspirational business women who have taken on leadership roles within our organisation. All of them are long standing WNA Members, outstandingly successful in their business pursuits, resourceful and most importantly they are very clear on the effective role networking plays in business success. All of these women are amazing role models and they gain much pleasure in supporting other women in business by hosting our networking events and forums in their region.
NATIONAL - AMBASSADOR
Robyn Henderson | WNA National Ambassador
Global networking specialist, Robyn Henderson has authored and contributed to more than 30 books on networking, self promotion and self esteem building. Robyn has spoken in 12 countries and has never advertised. All of her work comes from networking, referrals and her website. Her career includes over 20 years as a professional speaker, 10 years in sales and telemarketing management and 13 years in hospitality. Robyn also successfully ran women’s networks for 6 years and was listed in the Businesswomen’s Hall of Fame (1997) and listed in the Top 100 Spirited Women of Australia (New Woman Magazine). Robyn is regarded as an networking expert and is a household name in Australia and NZ. Networking to Win.
INTERNATIONAL - AMBASSADOR
Samea Maakrun | WNA International Ambassador
Samea Maakrun MBA BBus (Acc) PNA - Founder and CEO of Sasy n Savy Pty Ltd. A long standing WNA Member, Samea is a qualified accountant who decided to follow her entrepreneurship calling and channel her business fundamentals into developing a range of natural and organic skincare and wellbeing products. The company runs its day to day operations from a state-of-the art factory based in Sydney where it manufactures and sells 100% Australian made natural and organic skincare and aromatherapy products to markets all over the world. Sasy n Savy is currently exports through out Asia, UK , Middle East, EU, Aegan and the Pacific markets. Samea continues to expand her brands presence in various global markets and also manufacturing private label products for companies in Asia, USA, Australia, Europe and the Middle East. SasynSavy.
PERTH - WA
Annette Stanton | WNA - Event Co-ordinator (Perth)
Annette is an International Certified Life and Business Coach, Author of The Power of Vision and International Speaker. Coaching has been a natural progression over the past 30 years with Annette starting her journey as a sporting coach and national representative. Annette’s professional career path led her into gaining a wide range of leadership and management experience in the corporate and small business sectors. In 1992, following her passion for personal and professional development, Annette started her own business as a personal trainer and coach which has naturally evolved into her current business, International Life & Business Coaching. With over 3000 coaching hours, Annette specializes in the development of individuals, partners and teams worldwide who are ready to actualise their vision and succeed personally and professionally. Learn more about Annette.
SYDNEY - NSW
Gai Hook | WNA - Event Ambassador (Sydney)
Gai is a sales master and the director of Virtual Sales Strategy. Based in Sydney, her company assists small and medium sized businesses to plan and implement sales campaigns that achieve a maximum response and return on investment. Gai gives credit to networking and self promotion as the drivers behind the success of her business, especially when in start-up mode and in need of funding. Gai is passionate about helping women in business embrace the endless opportunities networking has to offer. Learn more about Gai and her business - Virtual Sales Strategy.
MELBOURNE - VIC
Anna Cairo | WNA - Event Ambassador (Melbourne)
Anna Cairo MA (Media & Communications) - founder and owner of Anna Cairo Consulting, a boutique communications business with a focus entirely on the online environment. She has a range of experience in the online space including social media policy, social media strategy, along with Internet policy and regulation. With a mixture of business and academic knowledge plus an expansive variety of life and career experiences, Anna consults, conducts workshops and speaks regularly on social media and related workplace issues. She is also a researcher and author having had published various academic and business works, and writes regularly for a variety of business publications. Learn more about - Anna and her business.
ALBURY/WODONGA - VIC & NSW
Marina Bertolino | WNA - Event Co-ordinator (Albury/Wodonga)
Marina is the managing director of heavy haulage company, Berty Button Transport. Prior to establishing Berty Button Transport and Berty Button Kids, Marina worked in the corporate sector in both the construction and travel industries where she gained vast expertise in the area of leadership and managing and developing expert teams. In 2007, Marina found herself on the road to entrepreneurship starting-up her own heavy transport company and not knowing a lot about trucks, other than the fact that they drank a lot of diesel, her journey has been both exciting and challenging. Now living in the Wodonga region she is empowering local women to network and reach their full potential in business. Learn more about - Berty Button Kids
HOBART - TAS
Margaret Sutherland | WNA - Event Co-ordinator (Hobart)
Margaret's background is in advertising, working in the industry of NSW, Victoria and Tasmania. After 35 years Margaret decided she needed a change, this then resulted with three years in sports administration. Now, Margaret has her own business Speakup Coaching/Training offering speaking with confidence, effectiveness through assertiveness, conflict resolution, presentation skills and other training on request. Her clients are individuals, corporations and not for profit organizations. Through her membership with POWERtalk International, Margaret has presented training/workshops in the USA, Canada, Iceland, The Netherlands, Great Britain, Sri Lanka, New Zealand and Japan.
SUNSHINE COAST & BRISBANE NORTH - QLD
Kirsty O'Callaghan | WNA - Event Ambassador (Sunshine Coast & Brisbane North)
Kirsty O’Callaghan is the founder and owner of Unity-Qld and is regarded as a National parenting expert and personal power specialist. Kirsty’s business expertise is well-supported by her many achievements including author and contributor of various published works, expert panelist on Toddlers To Teens TV Show and speaking and training across Australia. Kirsty also consults, coaches and conducts motivational seminars in the areas of parenting, wellbeing and success. Kirsty has built her business through networking and with such a wide variety of life and career experiences to draw upon; her services are much sought after. Learn more about Kirsty's business Unity - Qld.