Thursday, July 13, 2017

Leadership Opportunity for Rural Girls!

Country to Canberra has launched their 4th annual Leadership Competition for young rural women.

At least 10 students will win an all-expenses paid 'Power Trip' to Canberra to meet incredible female leaders, undertake leadership training and much more! 

To enter, girls just need to create a short video or written entry on our 2017 competition question.

Please share within your networks and encourage any young women you now to apply

Friday, April 21, 2017

Do You Know A Fantastic Farming Woman?

Do you know a fantastic farming woman?

Have you got five minutes to share their story and photo?

Here's your opportunity to pay tribute to her and acknowledge the vital role of women on the land.

The Invisible Farmer project is calling for tributes to the women who work the land.

Stories will be featured on the ABC and become part of this first national comprehensive study of farm women in Australia.

The process is very easy – you only need to share a couple of paragraphs about the contribution they make to their farm, their community and agriculture in general and upload a photo!

Hurry though, as time is running out; stories needed by 14th May 2017.

Friday, February 3, 2017

The Blue Letterbox

A great simple suicide prevention project to get people talking ... 

If you'd like to get involved, great!
There are a number of people they are currently searching for:

Communities and individuals who are interested in piloting the project in their town.
Partners to help support the resourcing of the project - particularly in regards to physical resources (eg; paint) and funding.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Bombala Embrace Screening


I'm so excited to be bringing Embrace to Bombala.
This empowering film has resonated with so many people on so many levels.
To the Bombala and surrounding communities please gather your friends (Men are welcome too) and join us for a movie night at the RSL and be part of The Body Image Movement.
There will be a goody bag for each person which will include vouchers from certain business in town and down the coast :)
Hope to see many familiar faces there!
Love Zo :)

About the film ~
“EMBRACE is a social impact documentary that explores the issue of body image. The project has been supported by nearly 9000 Kickstarter pledgers who responded to a fundraising trailer I released in 2014, which has now had over 25 million internet views.

The inspiration for EMBRACE came about after I posted an unconventional before-and-after image on the internet in 2013 that sparked an international media frenzy. The image, which embraces body diversity, was seen by over 100 million people worldwide and led to hundreds of interviews and articles. But I soon realized how restrictive 4-minute TV interviews, 800 word articles and 140 characters on Twitter can be. This issue needed a louder voice on a bigger platform, so the idea of creating the documentary EMBRACE was born.” – Embrace Director Taryn Brumfitt

Embrace is told from the point of view of Taryn as she traverses the globe talking to experts, women in the street and well-known personalities about the alarming rates of body image issues that are seen in people of all body types. In her affable and effervescent style, Taryn bares all (literally) to explore the factors contributing to this problem and seeks to find solutions.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

World Photo Contest 2016 - Through the Lens of Rural Women

World Farming Organisation (WFO) Women's Committee Photo Contest 2016 - Through the Lens of Rural Women.

The competition is being delivered to raise awareness on the critical role of rural women in achieving a sustainable agricultural sector. WFO aims to promote the  formation and strengthening of women producer organizations and ensure that women have a voice within mixed organizations. Take a photo of a rural woman while she is performing different daily activities in her multi-functional role in the agricultural farming system.

The contest is open to everyone and closes on 26th October at 8.00 hours (Central European Time - CET).   Max Five submissions are allowed per participant. Subsequent emails, incomplete applications and late submissions will not be considered.  Applications must be submitted via email to the following email addresses:; 

Applications must include:

(1) The online link to max five original photo taken by yourself, on which you own all rights.
  • Images can be created with any device, including smartphones.
  • Format should be TIFF, JPG or PNG with a minimum accepted dimension of 2 Megapixels (preferably 300 dpi, min. resolution: 1600 x 1200 pixels).
  • Both color and monochrome images are eligible.
  • Minor retouching of images through photo editing software is accepted as long as you do not alter the contents of the photo in any way.
  • Your image should not promote or include the logo of a specific brand, nor contain offensive or pornographic content.
(2) A short caption describing the story behind the photo (in English, max. 500 characters, including spaces).
 How did you come across this scene? Who is this woman? What does she do? What is her link with that particular environment or food? This space may also be used to provide a traditional recipe related to the picture.

(3) Completed application must include your personal data, authorization for data processing and acceptance of the contest’s overall terms and conditions. Entries from photographers under 18 years of age will need permission from their parent or guardian.

Farm Succession Planning: Beyond the Grave


Are you a woman living in regional Australia working in the Agriculture industry?  If yes, you may find these FREE online workshops of great interest and help:
Please forward on this onto any friends or family who you think would love to join for these info rich workshops led by experienced professionals from the Ag sector.
If Agriculture isn't you, we also have other great FREE online workshops:
We've had some terrific groups join earlier in the month for  online workshops, particularly 'Love and Money: Finding Domestic Bli$$'.  If you missed it and would like to listen, go here.
If you'd like to have a look at our range of handy financial tools for everyday life to help you on your way to true financial empowerment, go here.
Please check out all our events coming soon.

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SOFT Comes to Scone, 30th November & 1st December