2016 Business Lunch: Power of Persistence

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I think we're still buzzing with inspiration and a sense of purpose after Friday's Casey Cardinia Women's Business Lunch featuring guest speaker, Naomi Simson.
Proudly presented as part of the annual Small Business Festival Victoria and sponsored by Pitcher Partners, this lunch provided the perfect opportunity to network with other local business women, enjoy a beautiful two course lunch, along with a glass of bubbly on arrival.
Naomi Simson, Founder of RedBalloon, is well known from Network TEN’s Shark Tank as the ‘Red Shark’ and the best selling author of Live What You Love. But she has many labels: entrepreneur, author, blogger, innovator and a passionate individual to name a few.
As an entrepreneur, she founded one of Australia's tech success stories, RedBalloon, in 2001. From just an idea and persistence redballoon.com.au has now served more than 3 million customers. She is a champion of great workplaces and her entrepreneurial energy focuses on redii.com, a SaaS business inspiring businesses to love their people.
Before founding RedBalloon she worked as a marketer with big brands such as IBM, Apple, KPMG and Ansett Airlines, all of which influenced her views on workplaces. She is committed to making the world a happier place and does so via her blogging, having written more than 900 posts at naomisimson.com since 2006 and being a LinkedIn Influencer with some 860,000 followers.
Naomi has received a number of high profile awards including the 2008 National Telstra Business Women's Awards for Innovation and in 2011 she won the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Industry category.
The Casey Cardinia Women’s Business Lunch is a proud supporter of the McGrath Foundation for 2016.  Learn of the incredible difference you can make in the lives of Australian families experiencing breast cancer.   $1 from every ticket purchased has been donated to the McGrath Foundation. 
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