We are a team of researchers from the University of the Sunshine Coast and Griffith University in Queensland, Australia, who has teamed with Care Balonne, in St George Queensland, to support women in the Balonne Shire further develop their leadership skills, entrepreneurialism, strategic communication, and vision. 


Between October 2021 and May 2022, we will facilitate a range of workshops, conversations and panel discussions with women who are currently or have the aspiration and vision to be business and community leaders. This program is designed to support women to fully realise their leadership capacity.  We will also engage in ‘conversations’ with women leaders from around Australia to learn and share the strategies they use to undertake leadership that supports their local and wider communities.


We partner with Care Balonne - an information and referral service covering the whole of the Balonne Shire - in this project aimed at identifying and growing real rural women’s leadership for the benefit of regional, rural, and remote communities.


This project is funded by the Australian Federal Department of Agriculture, Water, and Environment.