Forum to celebrate the resilience of women

By Zoe McMaugh

Successful local business owners Ellie Danckert, Katrina Myers and Ranii Walker will offer some insights to local women about starting and growing businesses from right here in the Riverina at a special event tomorrow.

They will form a local business panel at the ‘Thrive Riverina’ forum, which is focused on resilience, productivity and business development and gives local women the chance to hear from some incredibly successful business women.

Another Deniliquin woman with immense business and farming success, Robbie Sefton, will be the day's MC.

Highlights will include the ‘Supercharge your Productivity’ and optional ‘Side Hustle Masterclass’ presentations from best-selling author, Kate Christie.

Also sharing her experiences will be MDH Pty Ltd chief financial officer Julie McDonald, who runs one of Australia’s largest family owned and operated integrated beef cattle farms.

Mrs McDonald, who lost her husband, Zanda, tragically and unexpectedly in 2013, will offer some solutions of how to get back on track when the unexpected throws life off balance.

Edward River Council drought support officer Airlie Landale said those that attend will also be treated to a wool fashion parade during lunch, as part of the Elders Deniliquin Sheep Expo in the Deniliquin Waring Gardens.

"Seventy per cent of our tickets have already sold, so don’t miss out on this great opportunity," Mrs Landale said.

"Tickets are available at Eventbrite or search ‘Thrive Riverina’ on Facebook.

"Tickets include lunch, afternoon tea, soft drink and the optional ‘Side Hustle Masterclass’."

The forum will be held this Friday at the Multi Arts Centre in Cressy St, Deniliquin.  Registration is from 9.30am, and the event will start at 10am.  It finished with the optional masterclass from 2.30pm to 3.30pm.