Judy Galloway, Sarah Last and Margie Carter to feature at 18 September Hear Them Roar screenings
Join us for an evening of networking, canapes, drinks and celebration of three high achieving and successful Riverina women as part of the 2018 Hear Them Roar short film series celebrating high achieving local business women.
We can't wait to share the inspiring stories of Women in Business Wagga Members Judy Galloway, Margie Carter and Sarah Last screening at the Wagga Wagga Country Club from 6pm on Tuesday 18 September.
Tickets cost $25 for members and $30 for non-members and include canapes. Drinks will be available for purchase from the bar. Tickets can be purchased at this link.
Date: Tuesday 18th September 2018
Time: 6pm - 8.30pm
Location: Wagga Wagga Country Club, Plumpton Rd, Wagga Wagga
Tickets: $25 WiB Members | $30 Non-Members & Guests
Ticket Sales Close (RSVP): Monday 17th September @ 5pm.
Tickets are strictly not available at the door.
Chairperson and founder, Committee 4 Wagga
Director and founder, Sureway Employment & Training
Chairperson, Southern Sports Academy
A business icon in Wagga Wagga, Judy Galloway is the Founder and now a Director of Sureway Employment and Training, a company which has been delivering Employment Services for over 20 years.
Judy began delivering training to industry in the early 1990s, when she was given the opportunity to train long-term job seekers. This lead to a successful bid to deliver Employment Services on behalf of the Federal Government. During her operational tenure Sureway’s service delivery was expanded to include 16 Employment Service Areas in NSW, Victoria and South Australia.
Sureway employs 320 staff and works with in excess of 15,000 Job Seekers across rural, regional and remote Australia. Judy has a strong appreciation of the issues facing rural communities and has worked diligently to address issues relating to regional employment and training issues. Outside of her business career, Judy has been a Board Member of the Southern Sports Academy for ten years and Chairperson of that organisation for the last four years. Judy was the Vice Chairperson for the Riverina Vocational Education and Training Awards having served on that Committee for 12 years.
Judy is also well known for establishing the Committee 4 Wagga, which represents business interests in the City and works to advance the business success of the City. Judy remains passionate in her desire to assist regional communities, in particular the more disadvantaged within those communities.
Judy was nominated for Wagga Citizen of the Year in 2014 and is a highly regarded person in the Wagga business community.
Artistic Director and CEO
The Wired Lab
Sarah is the founder of The Wired Lab, a not-for-profit (NFP) arts and cultural organisation of national standing that operates across the SouthWest Slopes and Eastern Riverina regions from its rural base in Muttama. In 2018 The Wired Lab celebrates 10 years of operation in the national arts and NFP arenas. This is a remarkable achievement for a small independent rurally based arts organisation.
Throughout the past 10 years Sarah’s work with The Wired Lab has won major national awards and been profiled in national and international media. Under Sarah’s artistic vision and direction, the organisation has succeeded in increasingly competitive funding environments, where success rates are as low as 7%. The Wired Lab consistently holds its own against major metropolitan arts organisations.
Sarah’s work proves that high calibre creative practice and cultural services can and do emanate from a rural setting. Over the past decade The Wired Lab has provided sector leadership and numerous cultural development opportunities to rural and regional communities. These initiatives incorporate a range of business partnerships and also contribute to local tourist and economic development goals.
Parafield Organic Table Olives
Margie is a successful grazier and table olive producer, an enthusiastic and valuable member of various community groups and a practical and generous contributor to charities and overseas sponsorships.
Margie was raised on a Merino stud at Illabo. In 1987 she started a goat dairy and went on to establish a cattle and wool growing business. Using her farming background and with hard work and application Margie has established a breeding heard of some 50 happy, beautiful Hereford, Friesan and Angus cross cows, each with their own personality and is also breeding her own bulls. Margie’s line of merino ewes and rams, established in 2008, are baring the fruits of her knowledge with above average yields of quality merino wool.
Backing her belief in Australian made, Margie started a 10,000 tree olive nursery in 1996 to help establish an Australian olive industry. Having contributed to the establishment of many groves in eastern Australia, Margie decided to plant her own 6000 tree grove of some 6 varieties in 2005, having begun pickling olives in 1999. Margie’s olives have been recognised for their outstanding quality and flavour in National competition and her olive grove, at Yarragundry, now produces between 30 and 40 tons annually and serves national distributers, supermarkets and discerning chefs and restraunts throughout the country.
Margie has a holistic approach to the land her business and the environment and is proud to be supplying a 100 percent Australian product using organic farming principles that tread lightly on the land, provide employment to people with a disability through Job Centre Australia and many people from around her community and around the world.
When Margie decides to do something she attacks it with all the energy and intelligence at her command. Her expertise is recognised by the experts. Margie is on the Australian Olive Oil Sensory Panel (DPI Wagga), which sees her taste and judge olive oil from all over Australia and the world, a National Olive Oil Judge and a National Table Olive judge.
Margie is an active member of Landcare, the Uranquinty Folk Festival Committee, The Bidgee Blues Club Committee, the Wagga Wagga Horse Trail Riding Club as well as a volunteer presenter on 2AAA community radio.
Women in Business Wagga received 28 impressive nominations for the 2018 Hear Them Roar Series.
The nominations were very strong and extremely inspiring. We have so many high achieving and accomplished women living in this city!
Thank you to our sponsors of the Hear Them Roar series: AgriFutures Australia, NSW Government, Wagga Wagga City Council (major sponsors) along with Bush & Campbell, Commins Hendriks, ICG Construction, NRMA and Commonwealth Bank.
We can't wait to share these inspiring stories with all our members, sponsors, guests and the rest of our community.
Members - are you interested in donating towards the lucky door prizes at our events?
Whether it's a gift voucher or product, we are keen to showcase our members and their businesses by giving you a minute to speak about your organisation before the members' draw. For more information or to make a donation, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org