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  • Why am I interning at Networking WA?

    My name is Laure-Anne Stryhanyn, I am 24 years old and studied Commerce in France. I have recently graduated with a diploma of Marketing in Sydney and now looking for some work experience to introduce me to the events and marketing industry.

    I am looking forward to be starting my internship and believe that Networking WA will be the best place for gaining knowledge and experience for my future.

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  • Why am I interning at Networking WA?

    My name is Brianna Peck and I have just started an internship at Networking WA. I am currently in my final year at university, attending UWA, studying Marketing and Management. I have joined Networking WA eager to gain experience which will further improve my skills and believe combining events with marketing will be an enjoyable experience and well worth pursuing as a career.

    I am a hard working individual who endeavours to do the best of my ability and I’m looking forward to working with the team of Networking WA.

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  • Corporate Philanthropy (CP) is often defined as a corporation providing financial assistance, time and/or certain skill sets for a charitable cause. The degree of CP differs depending on what country you are in and it’s economic stability. In Australia we are in the prime position to adopt a stronger philanthropic culture in business. Business and philanthropy themselves create a mutually beneficial relationship for both the corporation and the sponsored cause. To understand our philanthropic behaviour further we can compare them with that of our neighbour, the United States of America (US). As countries we share many things in common but philanthropic behaviours in business is not one of them.

    Australia does not have a stellar record when it comes to CP in comparison to America. Philanthropic tradition in the US has a far stronger and more broadly established tradition than Australia. In Australia charitable donations are not seen as central to the framework of society in comparison to the US. Australians are more inclined to donate their time and money to disaster reliefs than to not-for-profit organisations. Over the past decade increased CP has been a result of governments simplifying charitable donations in the form of prescribed private funds and increasing tax benefits. Increased growth in wealth, its value, transference to future generations, private professional management and economic support will increase philanthropic circulations. In the US they do not believe as Australian’s do that the government should be responsible for 90% of charitable investments. They believe that society should take more control of such endeavours especially those who are financially privileged.

    Bill Gates, one of the wealthiest people in America has been recorded to donate 37% of his wealth to charity. Unlike Australia the wealthier you are in the US the more you are expected to invest in charitable causes. If you don’t, you risk damaging your image and that of your corporations to its publics. The challenge both countries face is creating an economic and social environment that supports giving potential donations to philanthropic escapades. Unfortunately Australia seems to be behind in this effort as wealthy individuals are less generous than our neighbour. It was found that wealthy Australians only allocated 1% of their net worth to charitable causes when the US donates 15%. Perhaps the key to increasing corporate social responsibility in Australia is creating new ways of rewarding those who invest.

    In order to promote a more giving society Australia needs be free of economic pressures that will entice them to steer clear of CP. The more financially secure corporations feel the more comfortable they will feel about philanthropic ventures. The more corporations become involved with CP, the more generous our Australian society will become. Australia appears to be on the incline as off 2011-2012 but we have a long way to go before we are even with our American counterparts.

    Why not attend our upcoming Corporate Philanthropy event?

    Register Now- http://www.networkingwa.com.au/2013/12/10th-april-corporate-philanthropy/

    Written by Cassandra Cook

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  • Why am I interning at Networking WA?

    My name is Katrina Fox and I am the newest intern at Networking WA. I have recently completed a Bachelor of Creative Industries at Edith Cowan University with a major in Interior & Spatial Design and a minor in Graphics design. As an intern at Networking WA I am looking for some practical experience in the design workplace. My future endeavour would to obtain a job in commercial interior design. I am excited to be starting my internship here and hope that I can be a valuable asset to the team.

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  • Playing with your food is soon to be socially acceptable. Pizza Hut has partnered up with Chaotic Moon Studios and announced that it will be installing interactive tabletops that will change the way customers order. Customers get what they see after they create it. Customers can select their pizza size, sauce, the exact amount of cheese, sides and toppings. The tabletops are activated by placing a smart phone on the tabletop that links in with the customer’s account. Payments can be made tableside and games will be built-in to the table tops which are perfect for family fun and temporarily forgetting about any nagging hunger pains.

    These new tabletops are an indication Pizza Hut is pushing for innovation and to change the dine-in experience to suit their clients.  Although there is much excitement surrounding these tables, there are no immediate plans for these tables to be installed. A spokesman for Pizza Hut has stated that these tabletops are only “in the concept stage.”  Yet it’s only a matter of time as Chaotic Moon Studios spokesperson, Chris Boyle has said that “this tech exists today, so it’s possible we could have something in market within six months. We’re just waiting for Pizza Hut to make the call.”

    Pizza Hut is on verge of transforming the way customers order with this model and is only making customers hungry for more.

    Are you innovative? Why not enter the WAtoday.com.au Entrepreneur & Innovator Awards!

    http://www.networkingwa.com.au/about2014/

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    Written by Shelby Pignat

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  • I am Cassandra Cook and I’m currently completing my final year of my Bachelors degree in Public Relations and Web Communications at Curtin University. This year my main goal is to develop my skills and grow as an individual and professional. I have previous experience in management roles and I have a Certificate IV in Retail Management. I am a hard working and a persistent perfectionist and I put 100% into everything I do. I am looking forward to working with Networking WA and I hope that I will be a valuable member to the team.

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  • There is often a distinction made between an Entrepreneur and an Innovator. The title of an Entrepreneur is most commonly used to reference anyone who starts a business. While a person who generates new ideas is deemed as an Innovator. Where they overlap however, is when a person possesses the ability to come up with original ideas and implement them into a successful business.

    One such example of entrepreneurship and innovation working hand in hand is the social networking phenomenon that changed the face of communication forever, otherwise known as Facebook. It began with an idea in the mind of Mark Zuckerberg as a young Harvard student, whose intention was not to build a company, but build upon an idea that had the potential to change the way the world shared photos and information.

    It was ahead of its time in unleashing a digital platform where accessibility, efficiency, personalisation and communication were met with just a click of a button. Every great idea however, needs the support of a team to get to even greater heights. It therefore evolved into a successful business with over a million developers supporting a company that now connects almost half a billion people.

    As an innovative entrepreneur, Mark was able to change the future of mass communication through a revolutionary idea that evolved into a billion dollar business. He lead the way for social networking by creating a new wave of communication using digital platforms that paved the way for other social media like Twitter and Instagram.

    New ideas are hard to come by, but its turning them into a successful business that can be even more difficult. In recognition of those Entrepreneurs & Innovators (and even those who are both) WAtoday.com.au Entrepreneur and Innovator Awards is currently open for nominations! For more information- www.networkingwa.com.au/about2014/ or contact 6102 2517.

    Written by Husveen Grewal

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  • Just in case our amazing guest speaker and great networking opportunities weren’t enough for you, we  are also now pleased to announce our partner Nespresso will be serving coffee on arrival at our upcoming Women Leading the Way event as well as giving away a FREE Citiz and Milk Nespresso machine!

    To be in the draw to win this incredible prize, make sure you register to attend the event online or contact us now on 6102 2517.

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    Thanks to…

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