NCWQ’s August Council Meeting (online event)
Welcome to our council meeting series for 2021, where we welcome a guest speaker to come along and talk to us about a variety of topics. These will be held every two months, to open up the conversations to all our members and friends of NCWQ.
The aim is to provide an opportunity for the amazing women in our network to come share their stories, insights and knowledge, and also provide members and friends of NCWQ an opportunity to mingle and network. Come meet us, have a chat, expand your networks and perhaps learn something along the way!
Unfortunately, given the rapidly evolving environment in QLD at the moment, we have decided to alter this month’s edition of the council meeting. We will instead hold a fully ONLINE event – see details below.
From Surviving to Thriving Presented by Saalihah Seedat
This global pandemic brings with it opportunities to embrace challenges and uncertainty. “Unprecedented” has become the buzz word overnight! Join us for this session about why struggles and setbacks are the keys to living a profoundly satisfying life that fosters true happiness. Learn about how striving towards a goal is vital to achieving fulfilment, and that struggling and failing is the only way to get there.
Date: Thursday 19 August 2021
Time: 6pm to 7pm
Ticket Price: FREE
Venue: Online via Zoom (details will be sent to attendees closer to the date)
Who can attend? This event is open to all NCWQ members and non-members alike. If you wish to join NCWQ, we welcome new membership applications. NCWQ membership starts at $24 per year. You can apply here.
How to Book
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About the Council meetings
At our council meeting series for 2021, we welcome a guest speaker to come along and talk to us about a variety of topics. These are held every two months (full list of dates below) following our Management Committee meetings, to open up the conversations to all our members and friends of NCWQ.
The aim is to provide an opportunity for our amazing network to come share their stories, insights and knowledge, and also provide members and friends of NCWQ an opportunity to mingle and network. Come meet us, have a chat, expand your networks and perhaps learn something along the way!
About the Guest Speaker
Consultant Clinical Pharmacist, Certified My Health for Life Facilitator, Accredited Mental Health First Aider, Personal Development Coach, Mentor
(B.Pharm, MPS, AACPA, Dip. Leadership, Coaching & Mentoring)
Saalihah Seedat is a Consultant Clinical Pharmacist, social entrepreneur, philanthropist and mentor who is passionate about leadership, social issues and making a difference in people’s lives.
A mom of 3, Saalihah strikes a work-life balance between working as a Consultant Pharmacist conducting medication reviews in the community sector, a part-time Clinical Pharmacist in private hospital practice and as a My health for life Facilitator. Along with her passion for inspiring and motivating individuals as a personal development and wellbeing specialist, Saalihah is a highly skilled social innovator of change. She says that she owes her success and achievements to her supportive husband who has been her biggest cheerleader since they migrated to Australia in 2002 from Southern Africa.
Saalihah has undertaken voluntary roles with the various Share the Dignity initiatives, Skilling Queenslanders for work programs, and also in the organising of Breast Cancer fundraising events for the Crescents of Brisbane. Saalihah has sponsored a NCWQ bursary for an Emerging Female Leader from a culturally and linguistically diverse background (2019/2020) and has undertaken the role of Mentor to the National Council of Young Women of Qld.
Saalihah has also received the following achievements and accolades:
- Profiled as part of the global Celebrating Women initiative in 2017
- Finalist in the 2018 Access Community Services Ltd Qld Women in Leadership award
- Finalist in 2019 Pharmaceutical Society of Australia Bowl Of Hygea Qld Pharmacist of the Year Award
- City Of Logan 2020 Australia Day Awards, Citizen of the Year Finalist
- Finalist in 2020 The 25th International Women’s Day Festival (Gold Coast) Leadership in Community Sector Award
- Blackmores Mercie Whellan Women+Wellbeing Awards Finalist 2021
Cooking and experimenting with different cuisines stirs her soul and she adores stimulating conversation. Saalihah is currently pursuing a Postgraduate qualification in Clinical Pharmacy Aged Care through Monash University. She strongly believes that ‘Knowledge is Power’ and by sharing knowledge we can contribute to a more connected, empowered and united community
Upcoming dates for council meetings
Speakers to be announced, keep these saved in your calendars and we will send out the event details closer to the dates:
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