With COVID restricting so many events and further isolating rural communities, International Rural Women’s Day is an important date for us to take a moment to celebrate and shine a light on the success of rural women.
In celebration of Rural Women's Day, OAK Magazine would like to introduce you to some special rural friends from rural Victoria, NSW and Queensland.
Through these conversations, I hope that women living in rural areas see and hear themselves in these stories, and others recognise how incredibly hardworking, innovative and resilient women living in rural Australia are.
Let me introduce you to a rural friend of mine.
Bec Nicholls from Fig&Co Gundagai
In September 2020, regional NSW welcomed Fig&Co General Store into the retail scene after Bec Nicholls decided she didn’t want to travel for hours to find a gift for her sister.
In less than a year, Bec has built a network of suppliers from almost every state in Australia. And she is looking forward to moving into a bigger premises by the end of the year. Did I mention that her business has just celebrated its first birthday!
This is a fabulous conversation about being part of the solution, the challenge of finding a rental space and acquiring wholesalers as a new rural business, and why we need to take time to stop and explore country towns on our next holiday.