High Tea Celebration for Women Business Owners

By Dylan J. Stone

Business Far West NSW, along with Western Landcare NSW, Foundation Broken Hill, and the Broken Hill City Council, will be hosting a High Tea to celebrate women business-owners across Far West New South Wales.

Sophie Hansen, 2016 Australian Rural Woman of The Year, will be both guest speaker for the High Tea, and the presenter of a workshop – Creating Communities on Instagram Social Media.

Ms Hansen, who created her blog Local is Lovely back in 2011, had a vision to set-up a social media training program for farmers to aid paddock-to-plate storytelling, and to get the message out.

In the years since, Ms Hansen has worked with farming businesses to develop their social media skills, recognising the increasingly important connection social media can often provide between business and customer.

Rosie Siemer, from Business Far West NSW, said the workshop was, “designed to provide information on how to get the most out of Instagram for your business or personal account, and how to show up (on social media) with confidence and consistency.”


Ms Siemer encouraged all small business owners to attend and support the event.

“It is so important that these events are supported so they can continue to have a place in our community, and so we can continue to demonstrate the need for these sorts of events well into the future.”

The event will be held on Sunday October 23 from 10am-11.30am and entry will be $50 a ticket.

The Social Media Workshop will follow the High Tea from 12pm-4pm, priced at $40 per ticket. Both events will be at the Civic Centre first floor, with catering provided by Old Saltbush Restaurant and Catering.

Tickets can be purchased online through, or at the Visitor Information Centre between 10am-4pm Monday to Sunday, or by calling 08 8080 3575 between 10am-4pm Monday to Friday.

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