Southern Downs Regional Council community youth worker Bonita Tyler is ready to get started after learning valuable information at the International Women's Day Leadership Forum.
Southern Downs Regional Council community youth worker Bonita Tyler is ready to get started after learning valuable information at the International Women's Day Leadership Forum.

Women inspire at leadership forum

FORTY mothers, community workers and inspirational women from across Queensland came together last Friday and community youth worker Bonita Tyler was among them.

She was surprised to be invited to the prestigious International Women’s Day Leadership Forum at Emerald where she met with amazing and inspiring women from all walks of life.

“There were a lot of inspirational women there, it was a really great experience,” Ms Tyler said.

The day included three workshops which focused on their personal brand, visibility and networking and work life balance and flexibility.

“The thing I got out of it was hearing people’s stories, hearing about where they have come from to where they are today as women in society,” Ms Tyler said.

“It was great the council gave me the opportunity to go.”

After touring the south-west region in January as a voice for the youth it was only appropriate for Ms Tyler to bring her experience to the table and participate in the forum for woman leading the way.

“A lot of the networking workshop information stuck with me...It’s good to see how far your networks can take you,” Ms Tyler said.

“Most of it you are already doing but it makes you more aware about putting things into practice to support the community better in what you are doing.”

The group was addressed by Community Safety and Housing and Women’s Minister Karen Struthers who gave the women the opportunity to voice their opinions.

Ms Tyler said she was always a strong supporter of International Women’s Day each year and was excited to be a part of the event, which was well supported by the Office for Women.

“We all learnt so much in such a short period of time,” Ms Tyler said.



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