Inspiration for women at Warwick breakfast
INSPIRATION was flowing at the Warwick Golf Club, as the Women of Warwick gathered to laugh, listen and talk their way through breakfast yesterday.
The room was filled with some of the most influential women in the Rose City and was kept entertained by emcee Jules McMurtrie from the Queensland College of Wine and Tourism in Stanthorpe, as well as guest speakers Danielle Crismani who started Baked Relief and Rebecca Lancaster from Maxwell & Lancaster Solicitors.
Ms McMurtrie said she knew a lot of the women in the group and wanted to get involved."When women get together and share their stories it's empowering," she said. "It was a very professional event - the table decorations were beautiful and Danielle was very inspiring."
At the height of the 2011 floods, Mrs Crismani founded Baked Relief, a group who delivered baked goods to people in need across the state. The passionate Brisbane woman shared her story with the Women of Warwick, who pitched in making goods for the group to deliver to farmers in Western Queensland earlier this year.
"The best thing about being here is being able to meet the women who received baked goods during the floods and made baked goods for the farmers," Mrs Crismani said.
"It's really a nice to put faces to the names - a lot of women have connections and that's what makes the Women of Warwick so great."
Bringing some much- needed information on estate planning to inspire and empower the women, local solicitor Mrs Lancaster said it was such a great opportunity to be a guest speaker at the breakfast.
"What I wanted to do is address important points including super and bank accounts," she said. "As a guest I've been to nearly every breakfast - it's very empowering for women."
For inspiring Warwick mother Christine Stammers, the breakfast took on a special significance.
Mrs Stammers was presented with her Queensland Rural, Regional and Remote Women's Network Strong Women Leadership award at yesterday's breakfast.
"It was a lovely way to be presented with the award," she said.
"It was great to be presented amongst friends and the people who know me."
The Women of Warwick meet for a breakfast every second month, which is proudly sponsored by the Heritage Bank.