Gateway To Training hosts Sally Rigney for International Women’s Day breakfast

Guest speaker Sally Rigney (centre) with Jennifer Makim and Di Kitchener.
Guest speaker Sally Rigney (centre) with Jennifer Makim and Di Kitchener.

Gateway To Training’s International Women’s Day (IWD) breakfast is known as a lovely morning with vital, interesting and generous women as guest speakers who relate their stories often with thought-provoking and remarkable simplicity.

This year was no exception with Sally Rigney of Nindigully relating her story and having the audience in fits of laughter and then also feeling the pain she and her family have been through with the car accident and ongoing recovery of their son Angus. Plus the continuing drought that is taking its toll in so many places in so many ways.

With this year's theme being #Balance for Better, Sally certainly had the large audience nodding in agreement also commenting that she feels the resilience that people talk about is really more about endurance.

Sally said, "I think it’s really special to take time out to recognise the fabulous work we all do – because as women – every day, in every way, we put everyone and everything ahead of ourselves”.

She ended by saying, “I am really glad there is an international day that celebrates us and gives us the chance to take time-out from our to-do lists and just put ourselves first for a few moments”.

Kath Billing of GTT, Laryssa Quartermaine of the Chamber of Commerce and Megan Long from council.

Kath Billing of GTT, Laryssa Quartermaine of the Chamber of Commerce and Megan Long from council.