Our mission

Ballarat Business Women provide opportunities for networking with like-minded women; educating and empowering women to achieve both professionally and personally.

We will address issues that are important to us, enabling equality for women in all aspects of life.

Ballarat Business Women is open to all women who own or work in a business in the Ballarat region.

Meet our board…

Ballarat Business Women is managed and operated by an all-volunteer board of local business owners and professional women.

If you have any comments, feedback or questions for the board, please feel free to contact us.


Margi Cousins ~ Chair

Occupation: Industry Skills Advisor for the Federal Government
Interests: My family, knitting, quilting and various crafts, healthy cooking and keeping fit walking with my Westie
E-mail Margi


Simone Anderson ~ Treasurer

Occupation: Centre Manager – Ballarat Business Centre
Interests: Exercise classes, shopping, walking, coffee & cake with friends, interior decorating, spending time with my family
E-mail Simone

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Dannielle James ~ Co-Secretary

Occupation: Owner and Managing Director of Pipe Pro Drilling
Interests: Travelling, spending time with my husband and our two little girls, fishing, shopping and exercising
Email Dannielle

Bec Ware ~ Co-Secretary

Occupation: VET Marketing & Sales Officer FedUni TAFE
Email Bec


Shahan Campbell ~ Board Member

Occupation: Copywriter and Business Owner – The Science of Copy
Interests: Preventative health promotions, enjoying nature, gardening, hiking, bush camping and road trips
Email Shahan


Pauline Fay ~ Board Member

Occupation: Director and Conveyancer at StatePlus Conveyancing
Email Pauline


Cheryl Kennedy ~ Board Member

Occupation: Owner and Manager – WYSAN Consultants. Supporting people to follow their career aspirations.
Interests: Staying active, spending time with family & friends, being actively involved in my community
Email Cheryl


Angela Trainor ~ Board Member

Occupation: Director – Simplex Insurance Solutions
Interests: Walking, keeping fit, spending time with family & friends, travelling
Email Angela


Wendy Winzar ~ Board Member

Occupation: NEIS Co-ordinator for PeoplePlus
Interests: Travelling, spending time with family, enjoying the delights of being a grandma, gardening
E-mail Wendy

Meet our corporate members…