Gladstone women to drive small business

WOMEN Connecting Women Chairperson Rachel Catlin is rather excited about what this current downturn could mean for small businesses.

Some figures suggest small business plays a significant role in the economy, up to 35%*.

We've already seen a huge wave of support for our local dairy farmers recently in light of certain changes made in the industry.

The Gladstone Women's health centre has a couple of special vounteers that help out with the administration and digital design. Volunteer Rachel Catlin Photo: Rosie O'Brien/The Observer
The Gladstone Women's health centre has a couple of special vounteers that help out with the administration and digital design. Volunteer Rachel Catlin Photo: Rosie O'Brien/The Observer Rosie O'Brien

With the promotion of the already popular "Buy Local" campaign, things look good for local business if the right strategy is in play.

It is essential to connect women together, because not only do great collaborative ideas flourish during the meeting of minds, but women truly are the backbone of any society.

Women see things in a different capacity to men, and instead of pushing to be given the exact same as men, pushing for equal value and a celebration of our unique differences should be our goal.

A female perspective could very well be the answer to societal issues, such as the economic downturn, and the solution as to what can be done to fix it.

Perhaps through women connecting women in this way we could find a few unique solutions to the region's economic woes.

The upcoming Women Connecting Women event is set to be a great networking opportunity for local businesses, with councillors Cindi Bush and Desley O'Grady representing Gladstone Regional Council.

The networking event will be held on the 8th June at Lightbox, Goondoon Street from 7pmto 9pm.

Contact Women Connecting Women's Rachel@beegraphicdesign.com



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