Rural and remote business women are being urged to nominate for a mentoring and leadership program called Economic Security4Women.
The program is funded under the Australian Government's $841.6 million Building Better Regions Fund which supports the government's committment to create jobs, drive economic growth and build stronger regional communities.
This one year program will support female business leaders with their personal and business goals and connect them with Femeconomy's and Economic Security4Women's national networks.
Businesses are encouraaged to apply before August 31 when ten business owners from Barcaldine, Barcoo, Blackall, Boulia, Bulloo, Diamantina, Longreach, McKinlay, Murweh, Paroo, Quilpie, Richmond, Tambo or Winton, will be selected for the program.
Femeconomy director Alanna Bastin-Byrne said the purpose of the project was to build community resilience by supporting women owned or led businesses in drought affected areas.
"The Economic Security4Women Connection Program provides leadership and capability mentoring that works around the business owners competing priorities," Ms Bastin-Byrne said.
"It provides targeted advice on strategies for growth, investment, export and resilience and helps them navigate through challenges. It is also individually tailored to each business involved.
"Some of the outcomes for businesses from previous programs have included, complimentary events and conferences, co-mentoring relationships, cross-promotion, applying for relevant tenders or building their referral network."
Ms Bastin-Byrne said the program helped business women understand relevant opportunities for their business and build a network of people to support them in achieving those goals.
"This program amplifies the leadership from participants across Femeconomy's and eS4W national networks and also showcases the regions these businesses are from.
"Many businesses are struggling with resilience in the age of COVID-19 but many in Australia's rural and regional areas have built their resilience and business whilst navigating long term drought.
"We can learn so much from people in rural and regional communities and this program helps to amplify the great people and businesses from these regions."
For more information or to apply, visit For more information and to apply visit the website - https://femeconomy.com/economic-security4women-connection-program-queensland/
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