Join National Director of BWA, Lyn Hawkins with an awesome panel of rural and regional business women as we share the success stories, the opportunities and the lessons along the way.
The panel will consist of Julia Spicer, founder of Engage & Create Consulting and the Goondiwindi Business Hub, Nat Sommerville Primary Producer at Windjara Ag, Alicia McCymont founder and designer at Antola Trading, and Jo Palmer, founder and Managing Director at Pointer Remote.
Country businesses are growing and showing the rest of Australia incredible innovation, ingenuity and strategic action. This will be a great opportunity to tap into the insights, experiences and knowledge of successful regional and rural business women from a range of industries.
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About Julia Spicer:
Julia Spicer (prev. Telford) is a vibrant rural woman. Founder of two regional businesses based in Goondiwindi, Qld – Engage & Create Consulting and the Goondiwindi Business Hub; Julia’s mission is to contribute to the vibrancy and viability of rural and regional Australia by helping businesses grow. Through strategic planning, coaching and online courses; Julia does just that. With the company of her husband, Tony & a menagerie of animals both large and small, Julia’s passion may be spread far and wide but her home truly is where her heart is.
About Natalie Sommerville:
Farming in the mid north South Australia on stunning Ngadjuri country is where Na and her husband Dane like spend their time. Their agribusiness Windjara Ag consists of broadacre cropping and livestock and is managed with a holistic sustainability focus. Nat also volunteers her time on community and industry boards and mentors Aboriginal students in local schools. Her passion for wanting regions to thrive is what gets her out of bed in the morning along with her two young children!
About Alicia McClymont:
Alicia is the founder and designer at Antola Trading. Antola Trading is an authentic, empowering and reliable workwear brand that focuses on producing vibrant work shirts for women, men & kids in outdoor industries. We champion women doing amazing things in rural industries by naming our limited edition shirts after them & providing a platform for their unique stories to be applauded by a broader community.
About Jo Palmer:
Jo Palmer is motivated by the social and economic benefits that remote work provides for marginalised sections of the community. Jo believes location, gender, physical ability or ethnicity should not determine the work you do. She is also passionate about the environmental, social and fiscal benefits that organisations experience through hiring remotely.
Jo is the Founder and Managing Director of Pointer Remote, a company that focuses on building capacity in communities, businesses and individuals to leverage and connect with remote work, regardless of where they live.
About Lyn Hawkins:
Lyn is the National Director of Business Women Australia and a management consultant with a focus on business growth, marketing and cultural transformation. She has held senior roles with KPMG, HHG Legal Group, HLB Mann Judd and Telstra, in addition to General Management roles with technology-based businesses. As a Principal of a successful consulting practice Lyn works predominantly with professional services firms (legal, accounting and technology) and executive teams developing and implementing business strategies. Lyn deeply values the opportunity to explore and grow. She loves experimenting with new ideas and experiences, and enjoys opportunities to hold space for others (and for herself). “Where there is a mix of diverse, eclectic individuals you never know what to expect, but when you allow courage, truth and acceptance to take you all into a new place, good things happen.”
About Business Women Australia
BWA brings together business women from all sectors, industries and states;
– Business owners and entrepreneurs
– Executives and managers
– Women on boards
– Emerging leaders
– Women who desire growth and high level connections
Business Women Australia is focused on key areas of development;
– Business Improvement
– Personal and Professional Growth
– Connections and Friendship