Forum gives ladies tools to change the industry
THE call is out for women across the Burnett and beyond to attend the Influential Women Forum in Biggenden on June 24-25.
The forum run by Catherine Marriott, the 2012 Western Australian Rural Woman of the Year and 2012 National runner-up, aims to give women the knowledge and tools to personally change and lead their rural industry or community through conversations that connect with urban Australia.
The forum is being organised by Burnett Livestock and Realty’s Stephanie Whitaker.
Mrs Whitaker met Ms Marriott at theNational RuralWomen’s Conference in Canberra in February, and felt inspired to bring Catherine to the Burnett.
Mrs Whitaker said Catherine’s presentation resonated with her and motivated her to learn how she can do more for the rural industry and how to give industry a stronger voice.
“It seems thatwe have more pressure today to answer to oraganisations and people that do not understand where their food comes from and the care that is taken in producing Australian food.
“I want to learn how I can connect with those people and be an advocate for my industry in a positiveway,” she said.
Ms Marriott said the workshop aimed to create conversations that connect urban and rural Australia by building capacity, confidence and skills in women.
The workshop covers communication and engagement, social media, advocacy, self awareness and self confidence.
There is a maximum of 30 participants so people should register soon.
A course outline and registration form is available by calling 4127 1277 or from www.burnettlr.com.au.
EMPOWERED: Catherine Marriott will run the Influential Women Forum in Biggenden on June 24 and 25.