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SA Rural Women’s Gathering 2017
September 22 @ 8:00 am - September 24 @ 5:00 pm
This year’s theme ‘Secrets on Eyre’ has a mystical approach to what lies ahead and a sense of wanting to open the door and let the journey begin!
Enjoy an array of workshops and picturesque tours.
Expect some fun, excitement, education and most of all networking and friendships.
Inspiring guest speakers include:
Cecilia Woolford – of Hillridge Stud near Kimba brings both corporate and government high level proven experience of organisational change. As Chair and board member of a number statutory and non-government boards at the state and national level, her ability to lead organisations though substantial change whilst retaining sustainability is nationally recognised.
She is currently the Chair of the Outback Communities Authority (OCA) and was recently awarded the inaugural SA Climate Change Leaders Award (Individual) for her work in Climate Change Adaptation across SA and nationally.
Sarah Powell – a South Australian mixed farmer, community leader and advocate for rural women and youth was the national winner of the 2015 Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation RIRDC Rural Women’s Award.
Val Oldfield OAM – Val grew up as a city girl living at Semaphore before starting a new life as a young bride in the outback on the remote Mungeranie Station, on the infamous Birdsville Track. In her book No Beating about the Bush she shares many stories, some funny, some serious about her time out there, for her it was important to share her story as a tribute to the women of the outback.
Diana Laube – Diana has been actively involved in a number of major NRM initiatives such as the development of the region’s draft water allocation plan and the Regional Climate Change Adaptation Plan. Diana has an interest in board governance and in Eyre Peninsula lifestyle. She is also very keen to play a role in seeing the sustainable management of our region which she sees as requiring a balance between management of natural landscapes and economic opportunity.
Jules Allen – is a remarkable Australian with a remarkable and moving story. Her address to TEDx Melbourne on the power of acceptance was met with tumultuous applause and a standing ovation. She is an inspirational speaker with personal leadership lessons for us all.
For more information and to register visit www.saruralwomensgathering.org.au