Junior leaders and Bras unite on International Women’s Day

Mar 10, 2017    

BRAS (Business Relationships at Sunrise) a dynamic Macarthur women’s networking group hosted a business breakfast to celebrate International Women’s Day last Wednesday.

Since 2005 BRAS has continued its vision to help business women reach their true potential and pass it onto others through business and friendship.  As part of its ongoing commitment to growing a prosperous Macarthur, they invite local high school students to their monthly breakfast meetings.

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BRAS members with students from Ambarvale High School

Josephine Byrnes-Luna, BRAS committee representative, said “Students are very welcome to attend our breakfasts where we aim to provide them with an opportunity to meet and mix with local business women who can pass on knowledge and skills to assist them, not only in their personal lives, but for their future business aspirations.”

Four students in Years 8 and 9, from Ambarvale High School, attended the March breakfast and really enjoyed the experience.  The girls form part of Ambarvale High School’s Junior Leadership Team.  A group of 50 students who self-nominated to participate in a Leadership Program with Ambarvale High partnering with MWLP.  They are currently working together to improve the school experience.

The girls had a feeling of importance from the moment they sat down at the breakfast and expressed that they had never attended such an event and enjoyed the feeling of inclusion.

Guest speaker Soochen Low, Author of ‘Yes You Can’ spoke about how to unlock your BEST self by tapping into your joy by utilising the Happy.Positive.Successful Formula.

Student Learning Advisor and Teacher, Jecyka Ablahad commented “The BRAS breakfast provided the girls with a unique opportunity to see the endless possibilities that lie before them, with the impressive array of skills and careers that were revealed by the other attendees.”

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L to R:  Josephine Byrnes-Luna (BRAS), Katie Vongthongthip, Deharrna Coleman, Sue Scobie (MWLP), Sareyah Tugalua, Pyper Hall and Jecyka Ablahad (Ambarvale High)

MWLP’s Sue Scobie said “These young students are quite remarkable.  Confident and strong contributors, they are focused, talented and considering an array of careers including medicine, law, social work, the armed forces and landscaping.  Our future looks in safe hands.”

BRAS and MWLP enjoy working together to link students to business, careers and opportunity.


Media relations contact:  Sue Scobie on 0438 046 293 or email sue.scobie@mwlp.com.au


About MWLP

MWLP is a not-for-profit community organisation.  Its work focuses on improving education and transition outcomes for all young people; especially in preparing them for the world of work, nurturing aspiration, career management and entrepreneurialism, whilst simultaneously addressing the ongoing needs of business.