QFF releases new e-kit ‘Walking the Wire’ – Strengthening the financial security of rural agribusiness women
This e-kit is designed as a simple guide to provide direction about questions to ask, issues to be aware of, and where to find further information, education and obtain initial advice. It has been written by rural women for rural women.
The aim is to provide guidance to help rural women take the next step in securing their financial future, particularly where they may have had difficulty prioritising their own financial security in the past. At times it is like walking a tightrope or – in our case – a barb wired fence! Women bring their many strengths and add enormous value to their families and agribusinesses.
Rural women have shared many reasons for the challenges in building their financial resilience and security. These include:
- Family transition and succession
- Family and business communication
- Business structures
- Business knowledge and understanding
- Financial and legal literacy
- Being heard and validated by business advisors.
It is hoped that this e-kit will help empower women to have a strong voice in their agri-businesses and provide practical, useful and relevant tips, resources and support
This project was a collaborative effort between the Queensland Farmers’ Federation and the Queensland Government, funded by the Department of Justice and Attorney-General’s Investing in Queensland Women program.