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WILD SPARK RURAL WOMEN’S NETWORK

March 2019 saw the launch of the Wild Spark Rural Women’s Network and it was an honour to be a part of it.

Organised by Danielle Doyle – aka Miss Chardy – and Edwina Pilch and with more than 110 women from all over North West Queensland in attendance, it was a day to remember.

WHAT THE DAY INVOLVED

Six guest speakers passed on their knowledge about everything from bookkeeping to business systems (the topic for my session), market stalls ran throughout the day and a fabulous networking session – complete with pink champagne and delicious canapes – capped off a marvelous day.

LISTENING TO WOMEN OF THE OUTBACK TELL THEIR STORIES

Although I was there to talk about the business systems we have in place here at bettyquette, the women at the event taught me so much more.

Listening to their stories about surviving the drought and then the recent floods was heartbreaking and inpsiring all rolled into one.

It’s one thing to watch these stories on the news or read them online, but to sit across a table from someone and listen to them talk about their outback life? Let’s just say it had a huge impact on me.

 

The distances the women travel on a regular basis to see their friends, attend doctor’s appointments and visit their children at boarding school is astounding.

The financial and emotional hardships many of them battle, all because of the weather, is heartbreaking.

Their resilience is inspiring. 

Thank you to Dan, Edwina and their awesome team of helpers for an amazing day. The innagural Wild Spark event was a huge success and I can’t wait for the next one.

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