Inspiring stories highlight strength and tenacity of women in business
Friday, 12 April 2019
The strength, commitment and passion of female business leaders from our community were on show at a business lunch at Middle Ridge Golf Club with guest speaker LNP Senate Candidate and Super Butcher retail chain CEO Susan McDonald this week.
Federal Member for Groom John McVeigh joined nearly 100 local women at the Women’s View business lunch which discussed the Federal Budget, impacts of government policy, as well as the challenges and experiences of juggling work-life balance in the business world.
“It was great to hear from some of our region’s most successful businesswomen and learn about how each of them juggle the competing demands of business and family life,” he said.
“I was also very pleased to hear about the inspirational journey of Susan McDonald who stepped up to take on a fledgling butcher business which now has multiple stores around South East Queensland,” he said.
Panellists also included Director of Armstrong Auto Group Jacqui Armstrong, Michelle Jensen of Westridge and The Ridge Meats, teacher and business start-up Anita McVeigh and Toowoomba Law Student and Colombo Plan Indo Pacific Study Scholarship recipient Sophie Ryan.
Dr McVeigh said the insights of panellists were valuable for anyone involved in business, especially women.
“Panellists provided open and honest commentary on some of their experiences starting up or taking over businesses, and each insight was a valuable lesson for all.
“It was also very clear that dedication and commitment were paramount, with each speaker highlighting the hard work involved in business success, whilst balancing other life commitments.”