Gina Semi

We are excited to welcome Gina to the Get That Good Life! conference. Gina will be presenting alongside her daughter, Tia, and colleague, Samantha as they share Tia's employment journey.

Portrait of Gina SemiAbout Gina

Gina Semi – Innovative Employment Advisor, Valued Lives, WA

Gina is a hairdresser by trade and has owned her salon for seven years. She could see that there were no suitable employment options for her daughter, Tia. Local service providers did not offer the support Tia needed to reach her goals. So Gina started building connections with other like-minded parents and working with Tia to discover what work would look like for her.

When the Valued Lives Microenterprise Project was born, Gina worked there in a volunteer capacity. During this time, she started building Tia’s business and supported others to do the same. Gina now works as an Innovative Employment Advisor and helps people to fulfil their employment goals.

Gina’s Presentation

From School to International Fashion Runways

A young woman’s interest-driven journey towards a successful microenterprise

Presented by Tia Semi, Gina Semi, and Samantha Powell

Follow Tia and her team on their journey of discovering meaningful employment for Tia, driven by her interests.

Tia’s journey began with a desire to ensure her post-school life was not dominated by screens and solitude. She had an interest in fashion, design, and modelling. Her team explored this interest with her and tested creative methods of designing that didn’t involve sketching or drawing. As a result of this process, Tia has created her successful fashion label, Funk N Soul 97, and has become a runway model.

In this presentation, Tia walks us through every step of creating her Polynesian-inspired fashion ranges to show the unique ways she works.

You will learn about

  • the support Tia received along the way
  • how Tia’s business is structured to be sustainable, and
  • how you can get started on your own Microenterprise journey.

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