‘The grass is greener where you water it’ was the theme of the inaugural networking and leadership breakfast on Sunday 11th August at the lovely Brisbane Riverview Hotel. The breakfast was a collaboration between Australian Women in Agriculture and the Queensland Country Life Miss Showgirl Awards Program which is facilitated through Queensland Ag Shows.
Resilience in leadership for women across urban, regional, and rural communities can be challenging when contributing to their communities and organisations. Gatherings where participants can share their experiences and knowledge is an important opportunity for reflection.
The delicious plated breakfast was a valuable opportunity for attendees to share a meal and be inspired by the speakers including Senator Susan McDonald, Joy McClymont of Off the Track Training, Sarah Parker President of AWiA and Skye Douglass Treasurer of AWiA.
The speakers provided their own unique perspective on ‘The grass is greener where you water it’ inspiring attendees with renewed vigour to continue to make change in our local communities and a gentle reminder to be proud in leadership.
The breakfast was well attended with over 30 people in attendance, including 16 from Australian Women in Agriculture. AWiA board members Sarah Parker, Janine Milne, Skye Douglas and Amy Munro attended the breakfast along with AWiA members and friends. It was wonderful to connect with our members and supporters – new & old.
Board members, including AWiA Youth Coordinator, Amy Munro, took the opportunity to connect with young women in agriculture from across Qld, gaining insight and ideas for potential activities for our AWiA Youth Committee, which is currently in the process of being selected.
The Queensland Country Life Miss Showgirl Awards shines the spotlight on young women across the 128 agricultural shows throughout Queensland.
You can read more about the all the Queensland Showgirls here.
And the Winners here.
AWiA looks forward to further developing our partnership with Queensland Showgirls.