Congratulations Christine Hillis and Sarah Wardman - Hear Them Roar

Congratulations to the sensational Christine Hillis and Sarah Wardman, who have been selected to feature in the Women in Business HEAR THEM ROAR video series. The video series will celebrate the success of women who have achieved outstanding outcomes while living and working locally.

Chris and Sarah will celebrate 10 years of business partnership this year. They own six NRMA insurance offices, two driving schools in the Riverina and Central West and they employ over 30 staff.

It was a mutual NRMA colleague that suggested that Chris and Sarah should ‘chat’ about the prospect of working together as business owners just over a decade ago.

Both women had previously managed NRMA owned offices and although they had not worked together, they knew they had complementary skills – Chris as a qualified trainer and Sarah as a people manager.

Their collective enthusiasm and unique differences allowed them to form a successful partnership to purchase their first business – the NRMA Wagga Wagga Agency - in 2006. The young Mums have successfully juggled their work life balance by identifying, understanding and encouraging each other’s strengths.

The secret to their success? Open and honest communication, developing great networks, engaging passionate staff and valuing every client.

They are enthusiastic about community education and are involved in numerous initiatives including the George Institute Driving Change Program, PCYC Traffic Offenders Program and Kinder Bus Safety Program.

As well as being regular speakers at High Schools, Service Clubs and Seniors Group meetings, Sarah has been a past Women in Business Committee member and Chris has been involved with HELP Cambodia since 2012.

WaggaWagga.TV will produce Christine and Sarah’s video story in coming months for cinematic release later in the year.

Stay tuned for more announcements about the high achieving women that have been selected to appear in this fantastic video series celebrating local business women.

Cristy Houghton

Embarketing, 48 Johnston Street, Wagga Wagga, NSW, 2650

Cristy's unique career has taken her from country NSW to the city lights of Clarendon Street South Melbourne and back again. With an early career in radio as a copywriter and creative strategist, she is now a Jill of all trades as a graphic designer, website builder, blog writer, video editor, social media manager, marketing strategist and more. 

In fact, give her any task and this chick will figure out how to do it! Go on, we dare you!

No, really, we DARE you!!

Cristy has won two Australian Commercial Radio Awards (ACRAs) for Best Ad and Best Sales Promotion, and even has an 'Employee of the Year' certificate with her name on it.

Cristy and her husband James have traveled extensively through Russia, China and South East Asia, and have two fur-babies, Sooty (cat) and Panda (puppy). Cristy loves drinking coffee, meeting people to drink coffee, coffee tasting and coffee flavoured cocktails. She also enjoys road trips, TED Talks and watching cat videos on youtube.