Plan your next move towards business and community leadership
In October, QFF is hosting workshops to connect with women in farm businesses. The workshops will look at the range of leadership spaces where women could have an impact and open discussions about the barriers that constrain women from stepping into wider leadership roles and the support or resources that would be useful to help them move ahead in business and beyond.
These workshops are an opportunity for women to pause for a moment, consider their options and aspirations, and plan their next move. We are coming to:
- Mareeba – Wednesday 4 October
- Toowoomba – Tuesday 17 October
- Caboolture – Wednesday 18 October
- Bundaberg – Wednesday 25 October
Farming women have an extraordinary set of skills – from day to day administration and managing staff to budgeting and financial forecasting. They are often the ones creating order from chaos and keeping things moving in the right direction.
QFF recognises that women in our sector have many of the skills and capabilities needed in wider leadership roles in industry and the community. We hope to encourage farming women to strengthen their confidence as business leaders and bring their talents, ideas and passion to other places.
Women from cane, cotton, dairy, horticulture, nursery, chicken meat and other intensive farming industries are encouraged to come along, share their perspectives – and make some plans.
Jess Fealy, Mareeba mango and avocado grower and Queensland finalists in the 2017 Rural Women’s Awards, will talk about the strategies she has used to build her networks and influence, and there will be some other inspiring speakers as well.
These workshops are funded through the Office of Small Business under the Advancing Women in Business program and also supported by Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) and AustSafe Super. The workshops will help QFF prepare recommendations for the best way forward for leadership development for women in Queensland’s agricultural sector.
For more information, contact Jane Muller on firstname.lastname@example.org