What are you doing to celebrate International Day of Rural Women in October? Why not get involved in a range of free virtual events recognising and resourcing rural and regional women.
Corangamite Rural Women’s Network is hosting an online event on Thursday 15 October with Cathy McGowan AO, former independent MP and one of the founding members of Australian Women in Agriculture.
Cathy, who is an Officer of the Order of Australia and a Churchill Fellow, lives on a farm in the Indigo Valley in North East Victoria. During her time as a politician, Cathy worked to develop policy around regional development, constitutional change for First Nations People and a solution to the detention of asylum seekers. For more information and to register, see the Corangamite Rural Women’s Facebook page or bit.ly/3jjdV1F.
North Central Catchment Management Authority is hosting its eighth annual ‘Chicks in the Sticks’ event on Saturday 17 October from 10.30am. The group invites three inspiring rural women to share their stories in an online celebration of rural women’s achievements in agriculture and the environment:
- Rebecca Phillips, a proud Dja Dja Wurrung woman, Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation Board member, mother, musician and mentor;
- Anna Carlile, creative director at Viola Design, author of Grounded and Nature 365, hiker, mother of two and nature lover; and
- Katrina Myers, Owner of Barham Avocados, mother of 4, wife, farmer, blogger, podcaster, businesswomen and passionate rural change maker.
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Pictured above: Rebecca Phillips, Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation Board member speaking at a past Chicks in the Sticks event