Strong Women honour
Moira represents Biggenden
BEING nominated for the Strong Women Awards for the Queensland Rural Regional and Remote Women’s Network was not only an honour for Moira Thompson, but for the small town of Biggenden.
Being able to attend the QRRRWN conference at Charters Towers gave Mrs Thompson an opportunity to meet other women from rural areas.
“All the women were from diverse backgrounds in primary industries or health, and each had a story of struggle, which had led to amazing opportunities to be creative,” she said.
There were 60 nominees and 12 finalists in four distinct categories.
The category the Biggenden State School chaplain was a finalist in was paid community work.
The winner was Christine Stammers.
Mrs Thompson said it was great to meet up with Catherine Marriott who came to Biggenden for Thank a Farmer Day, and is the founder of Influential Women.
“She interviewed all the finalists, giving the audience a deeper insight into why these women were leaders,” Mrs Thompson said. “The town of Charters Towers were gracious and welcoming to all and everyone enjoyed the old-fashioned hospitality and the great pride the locals had in their area.”
CHANCE TO NETWORK: Biggenden’s Moira Thompson with Jo Capp at the award presentations at Charters Towers.