“Significant You” – Women's Only Event for the Top of the South

An event for women in the agri-community to be spoiled, inspired and encouraged to be a significant part of their farming business and community.

Brought to you by B+LNZ, Rural Support Trust and Rural Women. Open to all B+LNZ levy payers.

This event is designed to instill connectivity and passion into the women of our diverse agriculture sector in the Top of the South. We want women to leave knowing that ‘significant other’ is more than a title and that surrounding you are many other ladies just like you.

Come along and be encouraged about the future of agriculture.

Morning tea and lunch will be supplied.

Keynote speakers

1) Julia Jones (Head of Analytics NZX Limited) – ‘Making it happen’

Julia Jones is grateful of the opportunity to grow up, and currently live, in a rural community.  She is passionate about inspiring a new generation of food producers and believes this will ensure long term economic relevance for rural communities. Julia’s career (including 6 years with KPMG) fuelled her passion for understanding global trends and their impact on NZ, and she works hard to pay that forward so others can use this to navigate change.

Currently working for NZX, as Head of Analytics, Julia is a straight shooter that keeps it real.  She is incredibly witty and is also never afraid to laugh at herself!

2) Anna Bailey (Grass Roots Media)

Using Social Media to positively promote the Primary Industries.

Anna is the Community Chatter with Grass Roots Media, a rural Social Media consultancy based in the Manawatu. A qualified nutritionist and teacher, Anna joined the team in 2016 after taking maternity leave from her teaching position.

Bringing her farming networks and knowledge to the team she has become an invaluable 'agvocate' for the industry. An AWDT Professional Women's alumni, Anna is a great supporter (read consumer) of the Martinborough Wine Industry, a good New Zealand beef steak and Appleby Farms Ice Cream.

3) Cindy Hutton (Nelson artist)

Cindy has a strong background in sheep & beef farming and has worked in various wool stores as a classer. The turn of the millennium brought a change with a move to Nelson and the purchase of an acre in Champion Rd, which has become a hobby shared with her husband. Cindy has given much of her time to mentoring women and running events for women to build community and offer support and comradery though the challenges of life.

Cindy has painted professionally for 13 years working from a studio in her garden. In 2017 she was offered the opportunity to be filmed by Graeme Stevenson and his crew for the television show ‘Colour in your Life’. This has been broadcast in many countries and viewed by thousands on YouTube.


Please register with Theresa Laws (B+LNZ): Theresa.Laws@beeflambnz.com