Leading Ladies light the way

30 Jan, 2013 01:00 AM
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NETWORKING and insightful discussion characterised the inaugural WAFarmers Leading Ladies meeting held in Perth last week.

A total of 35 guests from throughout the State gathered to formulate an action plan, outline expectations of a committee and to call for nominations for the WA Leading Ladies program.

The diverse guest list ranged from city dwellers to leading industry representatives.

Participants received a short introduction by WAFarmers marketing and communication manager Allie McNeice, who offered a presentation outlining the objectives of WAFarmers and Leading Ladies.

Guests were invited to participate in an open forum, with contributions by Shire of Beverley president Dee Ridgeway and Kondinin Group online editor Amber Atkinson.

"The women who attended came brimming with ideas and concepts for how we can better educate Western Australians about the origin of their food," Ms McNeice said.

"The first meeting was a tremendous success and gives the Leading Ladies concept a great foundation to build on."

Despite a number of nominations for the Leading Ladies committee there is still room for members.

"We are still looking for a few more committee members to ensure a variety of views and experience on the committee to help guide Leading Ladies in its initial phase," she said.

"It is important to have a strong committee to help the organisation get off the ground."

The committee will comprise seven members who will be responsible for driving the action plan established by the group.

If you are interested in joining the Ladies Ladies or nominating for the committee, contact WAFarmers membership and community development officer, Megan MacNeill, 9486 2100 or meganmacneill@wafarmers.org.au

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