Economic Security4Women Connection Program

Economic Security4Women Connection Program Leaders, very remote drought affected Queensland

Femeconomy is looking forward to helping the leaders below create personalised pathways to fit in with their work life blend. This exciting program is offered through Femeconomy Partner economic Security4Women (eS4W), and funded by the Australian Government’s Building Better Regions Fund.

Over the coming months we will be profiling the leadership journey and business of each female leader selected for The Economic Security4Women Connection Program. Until then, enjoy their business snapshot below!

10 Female Business Leaders from Very Remote Queensland, in Drought Affected Areas

Georgina Westlund, Owner, Corella Creek Country Farm Stay, Nelia

Camping, Cafe, Bed & Breakfast, Animal Feeding, Caravan Parking, Art Gallery and Natural Artesian Thermal Waters, located between Julia Creek and Richmond. We offer a retreat suitable for artists, writers, bird & animal lovers, backpackers and families wanting a low cost experience of the outback.

Maryellen Boyd Blacket, Owner, Boulia Caravan Park, Boulia

Pet friendly Caravan Park with shady grassed campsites both powered and unpowered, Self-Contained Cabin, Ensuite Units, Family Room, and Large Clean Amenities, in Boulia, famed for the mysterious Min Min lights.

Jessica Thomson Gilby, Owner, Gilby & Tonkin Mechanical, Quilpie

Locally owned and operated, fully qualified mechanic servicing a wide area around Quilpie. Servicing all makes and models of car, commercial and earth moving equipment.

Melanie Jayne Grant, Owner, Winton Newsagency and Travel Service, Winton

Local newsagency in Winton, offering travel services and an extensive range of lovely gifts and unique homewares.

Casey Kent, Owner, Sage Hair, Longreach

Sage Hair is an upmarket salon proudly owned by award winning stylist, Casey Kent. With over 20 years experience in the hairdressing industry, we invite you to be our guest.

Katrina Lehmann, Owner, Katrina Lehmann Photography, Charleville

Professional photography capturing the vast outback landscapes, the still life and the amazing people who live there. Capturing those moments in time that will stir a smile, a tear, a memory in years to come.

Jade Lord, Owner, Yoga Rites Outback, Richmond

Yoga Rites Outback is a platform offering online yoga classes for all ages and levels, guided meditation and mindfulness sessions and breathing techniques to enhance your vitality.

Karen Ticehurst, Owner, Cunnamulla Cabins, Cunnamulla

Overnight or weekly stays in self-contained cabins, cottages or motel from which to explore historic Cunnamulla, known for its natural beauty and outback hospitality.

Kylee Tindale-Smith, Owner, Gidgee Smith, Morven

Australian made bags. Made in the bush for the bush. Heavy Duty PVC Work Saddle and Gear Bags and other specialty handmade gifts. Pet friendly Camping and Coffee Shop, with tranquil wide open spaces and splendid sunsets.

Cristina Maria Zito, Owner, Cristina For Fair Trade (CFFT), Adavale

From Australia’s red to the Highlands of Guatemala women are weaving wonderful, creating beautiful and, changing the world … beautifully handcrafted handbags by Cristina.

economic Security4Women (eS4W)

eS4W is an alliance of women’s organisations united in the belief that economic wellbeing and financial security are essential for women and will enable women of all ages to have an equal place in society, and is one of the six National Women’s Alliances funded by the Federal Government’s Office for Women.

Image credit

Thank you to Femeconomy member, Alison Shaw from Tambo Teddies for the use of the image of their wonderful shop in Tambo. Their innovative range of unique, quality handcrafted Australian teddy bears and other products from natural wool, 100% Australian made in the middle of the Outback are loved all over the world.

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Posted by Jade Collins - Femeconomy Founder

Mother, wife, daughter, determined dreamer. Lover of books. Background in Human Resources leadership in global organisations.