Lunch celebrates ladies’ role
The role women play in rural areas was celebrated in style when more than 60 ladies paid tribute to their sisters at the Cable Beach Club.
The inaugural Kimberley Pilbara Cattlemen’s Association Ladies Lunch in partnership with Landmark Broome was attended by 69 women from across the Kimberley, Pilbara, Perth, Borneo, and even as far as England.
Nikki Elezovich made the trek into town from Country Downs Station, 100km north of Broome.
“It was the best event I have been to in Broome,” she said.
“There is something very special about pulling together a room full of rural and community women to celebrate the role that we all play in driving our industry and region forward.”
KPCA chief executive Catherine Marriott said the event recognised and celebrated the role rural women played all over the world.
“It was wonderful to stop and think about the role that rural women globally play in feeding the world, in caring for our country and in holding together our communities,” she said.
Ms Marriott said geographic isolation was an issue for KPCA members.
“It is important to pull people together and remind them that they are all playing a vital role in something that is much bigger than their individual businesses; they are part of team Kimberley/Pilbara,” she said.
ABC foreign correspondent Sally Sara was keynote speaker.
“It was wonderful to meet so many positive, energetic and talented women from the Kimberley and Pilbara,” she said.
“I was inspired to hear the stories of so many women who attended.”
The day also raised funds for the Isolated Children’s Parents’ Association through a silent auction and a raffle.
Landmark Broome merchandise manager Jessica Groves said she was honoured to have been involved in an event that supported and recognised important roles women play in industry.