Savvy Birds Tamworth event draws in Talitha Cummins and Marina Go

FLYING START: Savvy Birds founders Dimity Smith and Michelle Morgan hope to keep more bright sparks in Tamworth.
FLYING START: Savvy Birds founders Dimity Smith and Michelle Morgan hope to keep more bright sparks in Tamworth.

IT’S hoped a new event will help keep more of Tamworth’s brightest sparks at home.

Local women’s networking group, Savvy Birds, is set to put on a full-day expo aimed at helping people to find their spark and develop their passion into a profession, at home.

Savvy Birds executive director and co-founder Michelle Morgan said local talent leaving town was an issue.


“Hopefully, it will highlight the great talent we have here,” Ms Morgan said.

“We have a fantastic town and we have to keep being progressive to stay up to speed with other cities.”

The event, Ignite to Fly, will feature TV journalist Talitha Cummins and Wests Tigers chair Marina Go as keynote speakers.

It’ll also highlight regional entrepreneurs and business-people, including Wander of the West photographer Edwina Robertson, BirthBeat boss Edwina Sharrock, agronomist Fiona Norrie and real estate agent and developer Mark Sleiman.

Ms Morgan was surprised by the success of Savvy Birds in its early years and support shown by the community.

 The event is about ‘finding your spark, and lighting it here’, whatever that may be for you,” she said.

“Whether you’re a young professional starting your career, a new business owner, a budding entrepreneur, or a mum returning to the workforce after maternity leave, there will be something amazing for you to take away from the day.”

Tickets are available to purchase via links on the Savvy Birds website for members from Monday evening  January 29, and to the general public available from Tuesday evening, January 30.

The format will include a day session from 10.00am until 4.00pm with keynote speakers presenting their personal experiences with finding their ‘spark’ and pursuing their professional goals.

The one day event will feature day and night formats, with six successful and inspiring keynote speakers at Tamworth Town Hall and the Quality Hotel Powerhouse on Friday March 2, 2018.


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