Branch manager of the Bowen PCYC Sergeant Michelle O’Regan (in the yellow-highlighted frame) delivers her address during the LDC virtual women’s networking event. Pictured are (top row, from left) guest speaker Belinda Callanan, TH9 Outdoor Services; NQ Dry Tropics’ Adrienne Hall, Sheridan Callcott and Cherry Emerick; (second row, from left), Michelle, Garlone Moulin, Gail Russell, and Natalie Comerford; (third row, from left), Siobahn Scott, Stephanie Tudehope, Leanne O’Sullivan and Julie Muirhead; (bottom row, from left), guest speaker Julie Mayne, Tracy Martin, Sheree Heatley and Regan Ellrott.

Ladies of the Land virtual conference proves popular

LDC’s second women’s networking event was a virtual success with 17 women joining the online conference that featured three key speakers.

The forum provided an opportunity for women to directly connect to discuss the diverse and complex experiences and challenges that women face in the regions. 

It also provided a platform to acknowledge women whose hard work, on and off the farm, significantly contributes to the development and success of their communities. 

The event was aimed at developing an ongoing platform for rural women in the Bowen and Collinsville areas that addresses relevant topics of interests and issues, education and training.

There were three informative guest speakers:

  • Belinda Callanan — Company director, Senior trainer, and consultant for TH9 Outdoor Services;
  • Julie Mayne — Grazier, Mayne Pastoral, Queensland Rural Regional and Remote Women’s Network (QRRRWN) and Ag Interest Group;
  • Sergeant Michelle O’Regan — Branch manager, Bowen PCYC.

Belinda Callanan.

Julie Mayne.

Michelle O’Regan.