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.