Cairns Business Women's Club Board have an extensive range of business skills and experience which they bring willingly to CBWC. You can find out more about these remarkable business people below.
President - Julianne Steer
Over the past 13 years, I have started three successful small businesses. I am acutely aware of the pressures that business owners face, and the importance of support networks.
I am an innovative team player with a down-to-earth attitude. I love interacting with like minded people and empowering them to achieve their goals. I am fiercely passionate about women’s rights and value integrity above all else. With over a decade of experience in board positions, I will bring governance, leadership and media skills to the position.
Vice President - Lindsay McDonnell
The talents and attributes I bring to the CBWC board include: High level written and verbal communication skills; event creation and direction; media partnership management; sponsorship acquisition; writing and acquitting grants; social media and Google AdWords’ expertise; Survey creation, collation and analysis; digital and print marketing experience; creative writing; video production; website development; database management and electronic direct marketing; governance and strategic planning.
I love women and the way they network and do business. I’m committed to helping everyone achieve success within the community ‘village’ that is the Cairns Business Women’s Club.
Vice President - Lara Wilde
Lara Wilde owns Wilde Drive, a business focusing on providing support and advice for people to have safe, simple, stylish adventures on the road.
When Lara is not working in her business, she is the Regional Innovation Coordinator for Ignite FNQ driving innovation throughout the region.
Lara also works as the member liaison for the Institute of Managers and Leaders and sits on the board for Regional Development Australia Far North Queensland and Torres Strait and is the Chair of the Defence Reserve Support Council for Far North Queensland.
Treasurer - Jodi Allen
My background is accounting, but my passion is supporting people in business with economical ways to promote and connect their organisations and skill sets.
Currently a committee member with a number of not-for profit organisations, I enjoy the intrinsic value of volunteering, from handing out the “snags” and listening to the community’s needs and ideals, planning events, reviewing, advising and reporting on financial requests and projected outcomes.
Secretary - Michele Annison
After 15 years with the Commonwealth Bank, I commenced
employment with Smartline in 2004 and purchased my own
franchise in 2012. Passionate about finance broking for
home owners, investors and business owners, I soon built
a solid clientele which benefited from my enthusiasm, capacity to think outside the square and desire to make a
A born and bred Cairns local, I’ve been actively involved
both as board member and player with local sporting teams and on the business front, have a passion for
supporting, empowering and developing local business women.
Being involved with the CBWC, ensuring the vision is
continued in 2018 and encompassing all that this club
represents is something I’m committed to.