REGIONAL WOMEN'S FINANCE: Zoe Lamont presenting to a room full of women in St George, 2016. Picture: Sam Turner.
REGIONAL WOMEN'S FINANCE: Zoe Lamont presenting to a room full of women in St George, 2016. Picture: Sam Turner.

Financial empowerment for regional women

WOMEN in the North Burnett and Rockhampton regions are being offered the opportunity to attend financial empowerment workshops in early March.

Designed to give women the skills and tools to improve financial wellness, the one-day workshop, Rewiring Women’s Wealth & Wellness, will be held in Coalstoun Lakes on March 2, Monto on March 3 and Rockhampton on March 4.

An initiative of Rabobank’s southern Queensland and northern New South Wales Client Council, the program has been designed to give regionally-based women access to financial education in the communities in which they live.

The interactive workshops, which are free of charge, have been developed for rural women to “reflect on self-worth and net worth”.

Facilitated by co-founder of Verve Super Zoe Lamont, the sessions will focus on individual goal setting and the development of money management strategies to achieve those goals.

Rabobank Client Council chair for southern Queensland and northern New South Wales, Sally Rigney said she hoped the workshop would “help women shake off the dust” as they came together to set their goals for the years ahead.

“Many of us are so worn out with the drought, so the day is all about rewiring ourselves, in a fun and informative setting,” she said.

Focused on understanding finances and financial options, Mrs Rigney said the workshops would give women the opportunity to articulate their short, medium and longer-term goals and the steps to get there.

“I was lucky enough to attend one of Zoe’s workshops in 2016, at which point I set a goal that I have since achieved,” she said.

“Having not done anything like that for a long time it gave me the opportunity to step back and reassess where I want to go.”

The workshops are open to clients and non-clients of Rabobank and there is no cost for women to attend.

For more information or to apply to attend the workshops, please Ainsley McCallum on 0477 624 885 or ainsley.mccallum@rabobank.com.au


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