COMMUNICATE: Catherine Marriott, 2012 Western Australian Rural Woman of the Year, will lead June’s Influential Women seminar in Biggenden. 
COMMUNICATE: Catherine Marriott, 2012 Western Australian Rural Woman of the Year, will lead June’s Influential Women seminar in Biggenden. 

Finding women who can talk with rural Australia

THE call is out for women across the Burnett and beyond to attend the Influential Women Forum in Biggenden on June 24-25.

The forum aims to give women the knowledge and tools to change and lead their rural industry or community through conversations that connect with urban Australia.

It will be run by Catherine Marriott, 2012 Western Australian Rural Woman of the Year and 2012 national runner-up.

The forum will be organised by Burnett Livestock and Realty's Stephanie Whitaker.

Ms Whitaker met Ms Marriott at the National Rural Women's Conference in Canberra in February and was inspired to bring her to the Burnett.

"Catherine's presentation resonated with me and motivated me to learn how I can do more for rural industry and how I can give my industry a stronger voice," Ms Whitaker said.

"It seems that we have more pressure today to answer to oraganisations and people that do not understand where their food comes from and the care that is taken in producing Australian food.

"I want to learn how I can connect with those people and be an advocate for my industry in a positive way."

Anyone is welcome but there is a maximum of 30 participants. Details phone Burnett Livestock & Realty on 4127 1277 or http://www.burnettlr.com.au.



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