The Hen House Coop, with support from the Women in Business Regional Network, is presenting a special Show & Tell event at The Rising Sun Hotel in Auburn on Friday, July 23 from 12noon to put the spotlight on female founded businesses.
This event is proudly brought to you by the Hen House and financially supported by the Department of Human Services and puts the spotlight on female founded businesses in the Clare Valley/Mid North region and is supported by Women In Business Regional Network.
The Hen House works towards closing the gender investment gap and build pathways for women to build successful enterprises. Developing a collaborative environment for female founders to thrive, the Hen House has provided an opportunity, supported by the Women in Business Regional Network Clare Valley Chapter, to showcase regional female founded businesses.
The event will be run as a panel interview style – with questions to the panellists reflecting on how they started their businesses and if there were any gender-based hurdles, or other hurdles, in starting up, how businesses have grown, how they managed through the early stages of the pandemic and flow-on effects, where to now, and general questions on hurdles, hiccups, setbacks etc and how they have been or are being overcome. They will also open up questions to the floor.
The four panellists are:
Debbie Hatfield – founder of Dingo Dreaming at Blyth, a gallery and Aboriginal Cultural Centre which provides a self-guided audio tour of artefacts and supports small Indigenous businesses by selling their products, including homewares, apparel, gifts, bush balms, educational books and much more. The centre also hosts cultural and artefact sessions for schools, aged care and disability groups.
Alison “Chook” Meaney – creator and owner of Bukirk Glamping Clare Valley – a romantic or group getaway for adults without children, nestled in the hills of the Clare Valley, situated on 32 acres of farmland. Bukirk Glamping has five large spacious tents and two fancy coops (rustic tiny houses), stylishly furnished with beds, comfy seating and other amenities.
Alinta Neumann – founder of Macey and me which create a vast array of products through laser cutting and engraving, including bespoke items for any occasion. She has been operating a home business which is now expanding to a separate workshop with larger capabilities.
Judy Searley – Owner and front of house of Cogweb Hub Café, Bicycle Hire & Information Outlet based in Auburn, Judy serves home baked food made with home grown and locally sourced produce, including locally roasted coffee beans. Bicycle hire is available for visitors to explore the region and visitor information is also provided. Judy’s mobile food outlet – Cogwebs Coffee Cubicle – is well-known in the region often featuring at local markets and events.