When women in business work together — a network of support
Here at the Australian Businesswomen’s Network, we have no shortage of successful female entrepreneurs in our membership. And one of the many perks of being a member is getting to work with some of them.
Our most successful businesswomen, including many of those in our Hall of Fame, say that having a supportive network is crucial for success – you can’t go it alone.
That’s why many of our businesswomen have teamed up to support one another’s businesses through partnerships and offering each other’s services to one another.
Take Natasha Hawker and Anne-Marie Sparrow for example.
Anne-Marie Sparrow is the owner and managing director of Cube, a communications agency that specialises in the healthcare field in Australia. Anne-Marie set up Cube in 2004 after working extensively in large public relations agencies in Australia and the UK. Cube has many international partners throughout the UK, US, New Zealand and Asia making its services diverse and expandable to other markets.
When Anne-Marie needed human resources assistance for her agency, Natasha was there to support her.
Natasha is the director of Employee Matters, a human resources agency that specialises in helping small businesses with their employee relations.
Natasha particularly enjoyed working with Anne-Marie because she “gets the importance of having HR in a business and done well.”
Anne-Marie Sparrow is Managing Director and Owner of Cube—a specialist communications agency that has excelled in the healthcare space for over 10 years in Australia, and has been awarded Best PR Campaign in 2014 and Best Public Health Initiative in 2013 at the PRIME Awards. Anne-Marie heads a team who creates robust, integrated and interactive strategies that reach audiences and support business outcomes in health, nutrition and lifestyle sectors. Learn more about Anne-Marie here.
Natasha Hawker is Director at Employee Matters Pty Ltd. She specialises in helping small businesses create exceptional performance by providing expert HR, recruitment and exiting support. She helps business owners with limited resources to hire great people and fire non-performers.
This post was co-authored by Courtney Sweeney. Courtney completed a journalism internship at the Australian Businesswomen’s Network. She studies journalism, political science, and public relations at Michigan State University in the United States.