Farming Women Tairawhiti Passion to Profit event

Big turnout for Passion to Profit.

Big turnout for Passion to Profit.

PASSION TO PROFIT: Pictured here are members of the FWT executive committee with social media expert and guest speaker Chelsea Millar (centre). They are from left Amanda Mogford, Sandra Matthews, Mary Hope, Deirdre Tomalin, Kate Taylor, Sandra Faulkner, Kristin Kirkpatrick and Marie Burke. Pictures by Paul Rickard
Chelsea Millar.

Farming Women Tairawhiti’s (FWT) Passion to Profit event attracted about 100 women from Wairoa to the East Coast who came together at the Gisborne Showgrounds Event Centre earlier this month to network, find inspiration, and share with other like-minded rural women. The event was to help rural and rurally connected women turn their passion into profit, learn from others and connect and promote their businesses.

Chelsea Millar spoke to the crowd about her journey to create Grass Roots Media which she runs with a small team from Palmerston North. Ms Millar was a top 10 semi-finalist for University of Auckland Young New Zealander of the Year.

She considers herself a multi-potentialite who has a real drive for seeing entrepreneurs grow by helping them demystify all things marketing and small business.

FWT is a proactive group of farming women looking to improve regional contact in the remote Tairawhiti region through rural education, regular events and personal development.

The focus is on enjoyment and fun while improving women’s lives on farm and off said Marie Burke. Membership is free to all women who meet the entry criteria — that they have an interest in rural life.

  • FWT’s next event is a workshop called Build your Farming and Family Future and will cover farming pathways, opportunities and succession. It is on Wednesday, August 29 at the Waikanae Surf Club from 9am-3pm. To find out more email admin@fwt.co.nz

Farming Women Tairawhiti’s (FWT) Passion to Profit event attracted about 100 women from Wairoa to the East Coast who came together at the Gisborne Showgrounds Event Centre earlier this month to network, find inspiration, and share with other like-minded rural women. The event was to help rural and rurally connected women turn their passion into profit, learn from others and connect and promote their businesses.

Chelsea Millar spoke to the crowd about her journey to create Grass Roots Media which she runs with a small team from Palmerston North. Ms Millar was a top 10 semi-finalist for University of Auckland Young New Zealander of the Year.

She considers herself a multi-potentialite who has a real drive for seeing entrepreneurs grow by helping them demystify all things marketing and small business.

FWT is a proactive group of farming women looking to improve regional contact in the remote Tairawhiti region through rural education, regular events and personal development.

The focus is on enjoyment and fun while improving women’s lives on farm and off said Marie Burke. Membership is free to all women who meet the entry criteria — that they have an interest in rural life.

  • FWT’s next event is a workshop called Build your Farming and Family Future and will cover farming pathways, opportunities and succession. It is on Wednesday, August 29 at the Waikanae Surf Club from 9am-3pm. To find out more email admin@fwt.co.nz

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