August 29

Throsby Basin Business Chamber (TBBC) monthly networking drinks. Speaker: Clare Monkley. 5.30pm. Carrington Place, 132 Young St, Carrington. Free. RSVP essential for catering. Email: secretary@throsbybasinbc.com or telephone 4929 5544

August 31

Gen Collective monthly meeting at Westfield Kotara. Centre management team will guide a tour of what will become the new mall with 30 fashion and lifestyle stores. 7:00am-9:00am, Criniti’s Restaurant, ‘The Rooftop’. Tickets: $40 members, $45 non-members. Ticket includes: Two-course Italian breakfast.

September 5

Newcastle and Hunter Women’s Growth Seminar. Speakers include TV presenter Natasha Beyersdorf, businessman and restauranteur Guy Ashford;  Hamilton Taggart Business Advisors partner and Gen Collective founder Mel Hamilton;  Hicksons Lawyers partner Jennifer Parkes;  Catherine Henry Lawyers principal Catherine Henry; and Moroba Aged Care CEO Viv Allanson. 8:30am for 9am to 4:30pm. Marina Views Function Centre, Wickham.  Cost: $99, which includes lunch, drinks and goodie bags. Information and tickets are available at askshivani.com.

September 12

Hunter Business Women’s Network monthly event. Speaker: Stacy Ashley, Telstra Business Women's Awards nominee, Master Coach, published author. 5.45pm registration for 6.00pm start, Noah’s On The Beach. Ticket includes two-course dinner and drink on arrival. Tickets: $55 members, $65 guests.