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Women on the Go Yarra Ranges 2018

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Celebrating 10 years of dynamic women in business in Maroondah, Knox and Yarra Ranges Council.

Guest speaker: Linda Hancock - Crime Prevention Officer, Yarra Ranges Police Service Area.

Linda is a Leading Senior Constable currently stationed at Lilydale Police Station. 

A Police officer for 34 years, Linda's story is filled with humour and sadness. Linda will take you on a journey of what it’s like as a woman working in the police force, and the changes she has experienced and witnessed since the early 80’s.

During her time in the force Linda has worked in various roles. Her current role of Crime Prevention Officer is diverse and exciting as she gets to work with a variety of organisations, stakeholders, trader & chamber associations, speaking at women’s networks like Mums in Business in 2009 to WinHort (Women in Horticulture), and victims of crime in the Yarra Ranges area.

In her spare time Linda supports her husband in small business, is a Mum of two young adults, and enjoys walking.

Linda is a regular contributor to Eyewatch Yarra Ranges, a Victoria Police program with the intention of connecting with the community to develop local solutions for local issues. 

REGISTRATIONS ARE CLOSED - For more information contact Business Development Officer, Donna Fairweather, 9294 6426, 0419 092 324

Women on the Go started out as a small event, designed by women for women, to hear the stories of local women in business.

Inspiring, uplifting and sometimes emotional, the women who shared their business journey were not high profile speakers, but women who followed their passion and started a small business. Over the years WOTG has grown into a must-attend event for women in business in the region. 

Where are they now?  

This year we've invited our past speakers back to join us. We will learn more and discover what they have been doing since they were given the chance to share their business story with us. 

Past speakers include:

  • 2009 Joanne Tate
  • 2010 Lauren Elliott
  • 2012 Maree Scates
  • 2012 Karen Ostenreid
  • 2014 Pamela McConchie
  • 2016 Brooke Collins
  • 2016 Lynette Orzlowski
  • 2017 Sue Martin
  • 2017 Tash Roberts

 Apologies from:

  • 2016 Ali Griffin 
  • 2015 Amanda Freeman & Leanne Neeland  
  • 2014 Megan Norris
  • 2012 Karen Ostenried
  • 2011 Liz Fritzlaff 
  • 2010 Kirsten Laken
  • 2009 Janine Mc Clelland 
  • 2009 Dee & Trudy Lynam

Small business expo will run from 8am - 9.15am, followed by the forum from 9.30am to 11.30am.

Venue: Linley Estate, Kilsyth 

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Expo is fully booked and we have a waiting list. 



Thursday, 14 June 2018 | 08:00AM to 11:30AM


Linley Estate, 723 Mt Dandenong Road,  3137

723 Mt Dandenong Road , Kilsyth  3137

Women on the Go Yarra Ranges 2018

723 Mt Dandenong Road , Kilsyth  3137