Business and Professional Women (BPW) Caboolture welcomed new president Vicki Wood in 2022, as the group continued to bring working women together and advocate for them.
Vicki has been a member of BPW for more than 15 years, while working in the media and communications industry.
She is now the Community Engagement Manager at North Harbour Marina, Burpengary East.
Vicki said BPW had helped her grow professionally and personally, with mentoring, support and networking opportunities.
She took over as President in August and, since then, the group has continued to run its popular monthly breakfast meetings, back community causes and initiatives and advocate for women’s equal rights, particularly on Equal Pay Day (August 29).
In her role as Community Engagement Manager at North Harbour, she works with a small team to organise events, combine with partners to sponsor local organisations and sporting groups, and network with the broader community.
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About Vicki Wood
Vicki Wood is an experienced operator in the media and communications industry.
At present, she is the Community Engagement Manager at North Harbour but before taking on this role she was a community news editor, journalist and photographer, mostly working in the Caboolture and Sunshine Coast areas.
She has been involved with BPW Caboolture for about 15 years and took over as President in August. Vicki was the BPW Caboolture Career Woman of the Year in 2013 and won a Community Service Award from Rotary Caboolture in the same year.
She also won several awards for community news photography from 2007-9.
About BPW Caboolture
Business and Professional Women (BPW) Caboolture is a dynamic and diverse club for working women.
It offers them the chance to connect with their community, learn about the issues facing women and business and advocate for change. There are also development and mentoring opportunities.
BPW Australia aims to unite business, professional and other working women across Australia
to work for women's economic independence and equal opportunity and representation in economic, civil and political life.
It also encourages and supports women and girls to develop their professional and leadership potential; undertake lifelong education and training and to use their abilities for the benefit of others.
Members advocate for the elimination of all discrimination against women; for human rights and the use of gender-sensitive perspectives.
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