About Inspire

Hosted as a two-day program and a networking sundowner, INSPIRE is a bi-annual advanced business skills summit for women of WA farm businesses.

The INSPIRE Summit 2018 was held on 27 & 28 March 2018 - At the Esplanade Hotel in Fremantle.

The next INSPIRE Summit will be held in early 2020.

The People
The INSPIRE Summit is only open to growers, sponsors and speakers.
Registrations from agribusiness and industry are not accepted.

The INSPIRE Summit is a niche opportunity for the women involved in the farm business. All other PinG WA training opportunities are for all members of the farm business.
INSPIRE brings together farming women from across WA for two days of networking and learning. Focusing on broadacre farming, INSPIRE is for women who are highly involved in their farm business and are interested in increasing their own skills, capacity and confidence for the benefit of their business, their community and the wider industry. Although there are numerous local women’s networks throughout WA, there is limited opportunity to learn across the regions.

The Program
INSPIRE complements PinG workshops by focussing on broader topics and issues (global, national, business and individual) that impact WA farm businesses and the women who are so vital to their success.

The program is curated by a sub-committee of the PinG WA Board and includes keynote, panel and concurrent sessions presented by a selection of industry and non-agricultural professionals and growers.

Topics for INSPIRE 2018 included:
  • Global trends and their impact on us
  • Presenting us, our businesses and agriculture positively
  • A critique from outside expertise
  • Balancing business & personal needs
  • Accounting options
  • Technology & the opportunities it brings
  • Business structures & strategy
  • Risk management across the business
  • Communication
  • Confidence from within
  • Wellbeing as a part of everyday

Keynotes for INSPIRE 2018 included:
  • Matina Jewell: Leadership, Resilience, Change (presented by Plum Grove)
  • Nadine Champion: 10 Seconds of Courage (presented by the RRR Network)

Our Sponsors

We are hugely thankful to our INSPIRE 2018 sponsors. Their generous financial and in-kind contributions enable us to curate a diverse program supported with industry expertise and offer a highly-subsidised registration price for all farm businesses.

Moments from the INSPIRE Summit 2018

Thankyou to Strange Images Photography for capturing these moments. Click to enlarge: