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High tea boosts morale for Gladstone's women in industry

Julie-ann Devilee, Kerryanne Tawhai, Lois Auld and Karly Schenke arrived in style to the Gladstone Engineering Alliance Vintage Vogue High Tea in a 1959 Cadillac.
Julie-ann Devilee, Kerryanne Tawhai, Lois Auld and Karly Schenke arrived in style to the Gladstone Engineering Alliance Vintage Vogue High Tea in a 1959 Cadillac. Mike Richards

HOW's this for authentic decoration?

A 1959 Cadillac set the scene for the Vintage Vogue High Tea held on Thursday by the Gladstone Engineering Alliance.

Women from all pockets of Gladstone industries came together for the Inspiring Women in Industry event at the Harvey Road Tavern.

GEA member Julie-Ann Devilee said the event was a boost in morale for women in industry.

"It's basically bringing all the women of industry together for a bit of fun and networking, to inspire a bit more motivation and to get more chicks into industry," she said.

Fellow GEA member Kerryanne Tawhai added it can be hard for women to find the time to network with others.

"It's nothing for the guys to finish work and have a beer at the pub, or they go play golf. Typically women, and I know we don't necessarily fit into this genre, but typically women are running a business as well as running a home," she said.

"So they don't get the time to group like the boys possibly do, so this is achieving that outcome."

It was Ms Tawhai's restored Cadillac that started the show.

She drove the classic car all the way from Western Australia almost 10 years ago, before bringing back to its former glory.

Those who attended the event heard from special guest speaker Rachael Roberston, who has 20 years leadership experience including time spent as a chief ranger and heading an expedition to the Antarctic.

Ms Robertson spoke of what it's like inspiring people to push through months of darkness and total isolation.

The high tea is just one of many vintage inspired events happening around the region with the Vintage Fashion High Tea and the Gladstone Mater Hospital Great Gatsby-themed Anniversary Charity Ball both coming up on June 14.

Topics:  gladstone engineering alliance, high tea, inspiring women in industry, networking




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