Women in Business Wagga running Hear Them Roar Volume Two

EMPOWERMENT: Naomi Miller and Genevieve Fleming are excited to showcase the efforts of women in Wagga. Picture: Annie Lewis
EMPOWERMENT: Naomi Miller and Genevieve Fleming are excited to showcase the efforts of women in Wagga. Picture: Annie Lewis

A local organisation is all about celebrating the achievements of women in Wagga from truck drivers and agricultural scientists to mothers and business owners. 

There are plenty of women who achieve greatness on a daily basis with no fuss or call for recognition. This is the chance to change that.

Women in Business Wagga are running Hear Them Roar Volume Two and are currently in the process of accepting nominations for women who have achieved outstanding outcomes while living and working in regional Australia.

Genevieve Fleming, who is on the executive committee said what excites her the most about the series is how perceptions are changed.

“It changes not only how other people perceive what these women have achieved, but it changes how they perceive what they have achieved,” she said.

“I will tell some women to nominate themselves and they would be surprised, you can see that because they are so busy, whether it’s running their business, raising their kids or any other other responsibilities they might not have had time to reflect and celebrate their achievements. 

“I love to shine a light on those women to inspire other women in the community especially those who have not had those mentors or leaders in their own life.”

President of Women in Business Wagga, Naomi Miller said the aim of the series was to dispel the idea that it’s not possible to have a successful career in regional areas. 

“We are really putting the Riverina area on the map so it really shows that people from all different backgrounds and industries can have great careers here,” she said.

“It really showcases the diversity of the women in this region.” 

Ms Miller said there was no “requirements” in nominations as it was all about celebrating the diversity of women in the Riverina from their background to their careers. 

AgriFutures is the major sponsor for the initiative and has already granted $5000 towards production. The organisation was also thrilled to receive $5000 worth of sponsorship from Wagga City Council during Monday night’s meeting. 

Applications close on May 30, for more information: https://www.womeninbusinesswagga.org.au/regional-excellence/

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