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AWiA Queensland Show Girls Breakfast

August 11 @ 7:00 am - 9:30 am

The Grass is Greener When You Water It

Brisbane Riverview Hotel, 11 August 2019

Resilience in leadership for women across urban, regional, and rural communities can be challenging when contributing to their communities and organisations.

In collaboration with Australian Women in Agriculture (AWiA) the Queensland Ag Shows Queensland Country Life Miss Showgirl Awards presents their inaugural networking breakfast at the Brisbane Riverview Hotel Sunday 11th August, 2019.

Focusing on the topic “The Grass is Greener where you Water It”, attendees will gather for a plated breakfast and share in the learning from inspiring women who all have their own stories to tell that have lead to them growing where they have watered.

Guest Speakers include:

Susan McDonald, Senator for Queensland.

Ms McDonald is currently the managing director of Super Butcher, a five store and online meat retailing business owned by her family’s MDH company. She also is a director of Beef Australia and former treasurer of the RNA.

Joy McClymont from Off The Track Training

Joy McClymont is an inspiration to all women. She is the owner of Off the Track Training, a remote personal training business which helps individuals throughout Australia get fit and healthy, from wherever they reside. Nicknamed the “Aussie Get Fit Chick,” Joy demonstrates that distance and isolation don’t have to stop you from living your best life, or from reaching your dreams.

As well as inspiring people in health and fitness, Joy also runs a large rural sheep and cattle property with her husband and is raising and home schooling four young children!

AWiA President, Sarah Parker 

Sarah will speak about her leadership journey in agriculture, from city slicker to farmer to board member.

Moving from Brisbane to the Goulburn Valley, Sarah & her husband Raymond own a stud registered Illawarra Dairy Farm, Glencliffe. Sarah sits on a number of agricultural and rural boards and committees at State and National Level including the Victorian Farmers Federation Workplace Relations and Farm Business and Regional Development Committees, Food and Primary Skills Victoria, Australian Women in Agriculture and the National Rural Women’s Coalition.

Sarah has worked in a range of agricultural roles including Chief Executive Officer of Murray Dairy, Projects & Development Coordinator at Dookie Campus, University of Melbourne and Milk Supply and Field Services Manager, Fresh Cheese Company.

AWiA Treasurer, Skye Douglass .

Skye will discuss her leadership development and her journey as producer and supplier in her Branded Beef Business High Brit Beef. 

Skye is an experienced board member skilled in Sustainable Development, Environmental Issues, Natural Resource Management, Environmental Awareness, and Environmental Education. 

She is Chair of the board of directors of The Aussie Farmers Foundation, Treasurer of Australian Women in Agriculture and Manager of High Brit Beef where she oversees running and operations including public relations and delivery logistics. Skye also works as a high school teacher, is Secretary/Treasurer of the Neumgna Landcare Group and a member of QRRRWN.

Smart Day Wear or Business Attire is suitable for this event.

Please book your tickets using the following online form:


August 11
7:00 am - 9:30 am


Australian Women in Agriculture
0418 883 250


Brisbane Riverview Hotel
Corner Kingsford Smith Drive & Hunt Street
Hamilton, Queensland 4007 Australia
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07 3862 1800