2017 SPEAKERS

We have over 20 speakers at our 2017 AWiA conference, all of them amazing women whom are leading the way in their chosen field!

 

 

 

Rochelle Courtenay, Founder & Director Share the Dignity

Songwoman Maroochy

Songwoman Maroochy

Songwoman Maroochy of the Turrbul/ Dippil ancestry was born on Cherbourg Aboriginal Reserve in Queensland.   She is the Songwoman and Law-woman of the Turrbal People – the Traditional Owners of Brisbane

Dr Skye Saunders

Dr Skye Saunders

Dr Skye Saunders:  Researcher, author & leading expert in the area of sexual harassment in rural communities.
Amanda Bartlett: Senior Advisor to the Australian Sex Discrimination Commissioner
  Kirsten Abernathy: Social Research & Program Manager Seafood Victoria & 2017 Victorian RIRDC Rural Woman of the Year.
 Janine Milne Janine Milne: Agricultural Communicator, Advocate & High  School Teacher
 Joy McClymont Joy McClymont, owner and visionary of Off the Track Training.  Qld 2016 Fitness Australia #Active Achiever, QRRRWN 2015 Strong Women Leaders Award and a finalist in the 2017 Telstra Business Awards.
Maxine Maikambo
Sedex, KPMG
Gen Windley, KalFresh
Robert Pekin Over the past decade, Robert Pekin, the founder of Food Connect, has successfully worked with communities to initiate, support and inspire many ethical food distribution enterprises across Australia.
Lorraine Gordon, Project Director, Farming Together Program,a 14-million-dollar Federal Government initiative that aims to provide farmers with knowledge, skills and materials on collaborative ideas, co-operative structures and collective strategies.
 Fleur McDonald Fleur McDonald is one of Australia’s leading rural literature authors, with her books becoming best sellers almost as quickly as they hit the shelves. Passionate about raising awareness of domestic violence, Fleur is also the founder and chairman of the not-for-profit organisation Breaking the Silence‘.
 Brianna Casey Brianna Casey, CEO of Foodbank Australia will present on the activities of Australia’s largest food relief organisation, including the 2016 Hunger Report.
Fiona McKenzie
Fiona McKenzie is  Program Coordinator of the QCWA Country Kitchens Program which supports people living in regional, rural and remote Queensland to improve their health by adopting healthier eating practices.
Jade Miles, President and co-founder of the Beechworth Food Cooperative — a member-owned and operated community initiative she started with husband Charlie Showers.
Bush Foods