QRRRWN has held a special role in my life over the last couple of years. It has kept me informed, involved and connected with other likeminded women in our ever-changing world. I first become involved with QRRRWN as a part of the History Project with Cecily, transcribing interviews, doing book reviews, and interviewing members from which I gained an immense appreciation for the strong history and achievements of many amazing women. Gosh, did they have some stories to tell!
I have worked in the rural industry for 30 years, mostly remotely, as a single mother with two children (now grown and gone). I am a beef breeder and producer situated in central Western Queensland and am slowly expanding my enterprise, and value adding to my business through various creative endeavours.
My skillset is large and varied; a horse trainer, contract musterer, dozer operator, truck driver through to station manager, branded beef marketing and business management, all in a male dominated arena… My strengths are Project Management, visionary and futuristic outlooks for our industry and I consult with various media channels to best promote our rural identity. I have been featured in Graziher magazine, Wander of the West campaign with Edwina Robertson, Channel 7’s ‘Queensland Weekender’ program, ‘My Way’ on Channel 9, and the Queensland Country Life. The images of my life have also been used a brand ambassador for various organisations like RB Sellars, and Ergon Electricity. I feel strongly that QRRRWN’s remote members need as much support as possible.
There are a great many remarkable, talented, resilient women who are forging careers, businesses and creating strong focus on community and family, and do it with very little resources. I would love to have these women onboard, growing the organisation and diversifying QRRRWN into more remote areas through networking, knowledge, creativity and upskilling.
I am a passionate advocate, contributor and participant in the rural industry and would love to contribute to this amazing organisation.