Strong Women hon­our

Moira rep­re­sents Biggen­den

Central and North Burnett Times - - WELCOME - Erica Murree erica.murree@cnbtimes.com.au

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.”

PHOTO: STEPHANIE WHI­TAKER

CHANCE TO NET­WORK: Biggen­den’s Moira Thomp­son with Jo Capp at the award pre­sen­ta­tions at Char­ters Tow­ers.

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