Proud, passionate women are making a beeline for Goondiwindi.
Just one of those is Natasha Roebig from Jimboomba who is the winner of the Queensland Rural Women's Award and is the co-founding owner of Bee All Natural.
Natasha is passionate about sustainable and ethical beekeeping. She will be visiting Goondiwindi for the State Conference of the Queensland Rural, Regional and Remote Women's Network (QRRRWN) on September 12-14.
Gateway To Training is managing this "exciting conference" and there is a busy program planned.
"It's aimed at supporting women getting together from all over Queensland and from all walks of life," GTT Promotions Officer, Mary Carrigan said.
"They will learn new skills, enjoy new company, places and new ideas ideas which they can then take back to their own communities," she said.
Attendees will come from all over Queensland. "Members of the Board alone come from Kingaroy, Quilpie, Charleville, Rockhampton, Pine Rivers and Brisbane," Mary said.
To showcase Goondiwindi and district GTT recently held a meet-and-greet function for board members, business people and community members.
The conference is for rural, regional and remote women with about 150 people expected at this stage. Courses are being finalised but they will cover a wide range of topics to foster personal and professional development .
Dynamic Goondiwindi businesswoman Julia Telford from Engage and Create Consulting is a member of the QRRRWN.
"I have been a member for many years. I have continued this membership as I believe that the QRRRWN connection provides me with an opportunity to stay motivated by hearing other women's stories, stay connected with up-to-date information on grants and training. I have found this really useful in pursuing my own professional and personal goals," she says on the Network's website.