Women on board


People in the bus industry are being encouraged to attend the Women on Board Seminar and Luncheon next month

Women on board
Women on board

Keynote speaker Margot Spalding

By mailto:ahickland@bauertrader.com.au">Amie Hickland | October 7, 2013

The importance of the emotional intelligence within a business will be celebrated and explored at the 2013 BusVic Women on Board Seminar and Luncheon in Melbourne next month.

The seminar will explore and celebrate emotional intelligence and the important role of the Chief Emotional Officer (CEmO) in business.

BusVic Tourism Development and Industry Marketing Manager Craig Spurr says the seminar has progressed as a forum over the years to encourage and discuss diversity and innovative management techniques in the bus industry.

"Many organisations are recognising and developing emotional intelligence as an active ingredient to business success," he explains.

"Without the support and glue of a CEmO, many businesses, private or public, large or small, can go off course."



Spurr says the highlight of this years’ event will be keynote speaker Margot Spalding, who was named the Telstra Australian Business Woman of the Year 2006.

Spalding is co-owner of Jimmy Possum Furniture which she established with her husband, Alan, in 1995.


"Ever the mother, Margot now has in excess of 150 highly skilled and enthusiastic employees to care about and, with voracious energy, she travels from state to state, from store to store, and back to Possum Central in Bendigo, almost on a weekly basis."

Spurr says those in attendance are able to choose to apply suitable strategies to their own personal and business development.

"The day also provides a great opportunity for those within the bus and wider public transport industry to network," he says.

"While the event aims to celebrate women in the industry, BusVic encourage all members of the bus and wider public transport industry to attend the event as the programme content will benefit all managers, supervisors in their professional and personal pursuits."

Past keynote speakers have included Current Affairs Presenter Indira Naidoo, Comedian, Julia Morris, Media Mogul Ita Buttrose, and Author and Social Commentator Anne Deveson.

The event is being sponsored by Volvo Bus Australia and CMV Truck and Bus.

The 2013 BusVic Women on Board Seminar and Luncheon will be held at the RACV Club Melbourne on Wednesday 20 November.

For the full programme and registration, please visit the BusVic events page at www.busvic.asn.au or contact Craig Spurr on 03 9914 7011 or cspurr@busvic.asn.au.

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