We are entrepreneurial, spirited, incorrigible and courageous.
We are the strong, humble, passionate, dedicated and open rural women who really, with all our being, want to make a difference in our communities and the world.
We are small business owners, P&C presidents, farmers, committee members, aspiring politicians. We’re game changing employees, status quo challengers, we are the hippies and healers, the rebels, the renegades and the rule breakers – we are those who want to rock the very foundations to make it better.
We are women who sometimes feel hung out to dry, exposed and alone. We feel unsure and insecure. We don’t yet understand our intrinsic power, strength and resilience and are uncertain of our path but are certain of one thing – we want more and we want it now.
We are the women who feed a nation, who fix fences and do bookwork, we create and make and build our places. We live in towns that need us and stations that define us. We sometimes take a back seat as others step forward.
We are more than our stereotype – we are stronger and more reckless than people believe. We have long been out of the kitchen and into the stratosphere.
We are the women who say yes when we are asked to help and no to ourselves. We put others ahead while we find satisfaction in knowing we tried our best. We make the most of what we’ve got.
We pull on strings, we fix most things, we know just what to say when someone cries. We are as tough as nails but still we fail.
We want the clarity in the WHY and the tools to know HOW.
We women are the daughters, mothers, sisters, partners and wives at the heart of our nation. We forge forward into uncertainty, with no safety net and take massive leaps of faith into the unknown – every, single, day.
We raise the future. We are the future. We are today.
We dream big and we dare to do it.
We hunger for more wisdom, more reach and more recognition.
We want more clarity and less charity and we really, really want to find the space inside us where we are satisfied. We want permission to nurture ourselves as well as we nurture others.
We want connection. We want our souls to be fed.
We want our contribution to be heard – and valued.
We aspire to wealth and abundance and know one day we will be seen as leaders.
We want nourishment.
We are the hungry entrepreneurial rural women of the world.