contributing authors

Meet the incredible women in Rural Business Women.

Janiece McCarthy

Janiece McCarthy

Janiece McCarthy Coaching

Janiece McCarthy is CEO of an award-winning photographic studio, Artisan House of Photography, which she built from the ground up into a six figure business. First established in 2000 the studio has specialises in Women’s Portraiture and Boudoir Photography.

Jo Collier

Jo Collier

My People Group

Jo Collier – for 33 years I have worked in the recruitment industry where I have undertaken every role from permanent recruiting to National Sales, to CEO of Adecco to CEO of PeopleCo, a start-up.  

Linda Goldspink-Lord

Linda Goldspink-Lord

Poseidon Animal Health

Linda Goldspink-Lord is a powerful presenter and an advocate for resilience and growth. Her own complex experiences in life, family and career have led her to a place of great understanding and awareness.

Clare Doye

Clare Doye

Direct Virtual Consulting

Running a business is a relatively new concept to me since starting Direct Virtual Consulting in 2019 (after 16 years in administration roles). I wanted to work with established business owners who know they need support and were excited to grow their business.

Stephanie Schmidt

Stephanie Schmidt

ACT for Ag

Steph is a Clinical Psychologist and was awarded the 2020 SA Agrifutures Rural Women’s Award for her project – ACT for Ag. Steph lives at Worlds End, South Australia with her husband and 3 gorgeous boys on their mixed enterprise farm (cropping and sheep).

Sarah Britz

Sarah Britz

www.sarahbritz.com.au

Sarah Britz is a Web Designer and Developer specialising in e-commerce for small businesses. She is also the co-Founder of Spend With Us – Buy From a Bush Business, an online shopping marketplace and community supporting hundreds of Australian rural and regional small businesses to sell online.

Lisa Woods

Lisa Woods

Wimmera Wellness

Lisa Woods is the health driven founder and creator of Wimmera Wellness, an Australian-based online aromatherapies specialist business. As a passionate advocate for health and wellbeing, she is a highly qualified and experienced aromatherapist.

Gillian Hehir

Gillian Hehir

Victoria Street Psychology

Gillian Hehir is a clinical psychologist working in private practice in Ballarat. She is passionate about the well-being of women and works exclusively with those who identify as female.

Anna Barwick

Anna Barwick

PharmOnline

Anna Barwick, the 2021 NSW Pharmacist of the Year, is a Pharmacy Practice Lecturer in the School of Rural Medicine at the University of New England. Anna is currently working on her PhD, holds a Master of Clinical Pharmacy, is a practising pharmacist, a researcher and a pharmacist immuniser.

Jenn Donovan

Jenn Donovan

Social Media & Marketing

Jenn Donovan, marketing thought leader, change maker, coach and mentor for small businesses, International Keynote Speaker, Podcaster (Small Business Made Simple – over 150 episodes and growing!) and now officially an author! YAY!

Phillipa Lawson

Phillipa Lawson

Pinnaroo Farms

Pip is a mother of two and along with her husband, they manage their broadacre farm, located in Pinnaroo, South Australia.
They’re currently in the midst of launching their sprouted lentil flour, which is their new value-add business!

Emily Sinderberry

Emily Sinderberry

EJS Business Services

Emily Sinderberry is an experienced bookkeeper, registered BAS agent, farmer, community advocate and virtual assistant, located on a property north of Condobolin in Central West NSW. Emily is the founder of EJS Business Services.

Melanie Fitzgibbon

Melanie Fitzgibbon

Camelot Camels & Noosa Camel Rides

Mel and her husband began Camelot Camels and Noosa Camel Rides some nine years ago where they share their love of camels whereever they can. A recent health scare has given her a greater appreciation for life.

Tracey Browning

Tracey Browning

Constantine Quilts

Tracey Browning has been a passionate quilter and small business owner since 1998. Opportunities kept presenting themselves and the business grew in different directions every couple of years as she found her true path.

Susie Williams

Susie Williams

Fleurieu App

Susie Williams is the owner and director of the Fleurieu App and a Precision Viticulture GIS (geographical information systems) consultant. She grew up at Buckleboo, a remote part of the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia. Her farming upbringing is the backbone of her passion for rural communities.