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Women Weaving Stories
February 10, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
A series of panel discussions in which women who make a contribution to the wellbeing and positive life of women in Sandgate and surrounding suburbs discuss some aspects of their life journey. A celebration of women’s lives and the diverse choices, challenges and successes that shape us – discussions to foster connections between the women presenters and the younger women who are starting out on their life journey.
Women Weaving Stories returns in 2023 with it’s 11th presentation on Friday 10th February at 6pm for 6.30 start.
Facilitated by Ann Ingamells, we will meet Jan Hughes and Lisa Elms, both members of Womenspace.
Jan: “Ever since I was small, I have wanted to connect with God. I entered the Sisters of Mercy in Singleton to that end. After twenty- three years I realised I needed another way. The search and connection is continuing. I learned to be of service in the sisters, as an educator, teacher and school principal. Afterwards I created a business with my companion doing group facilitation and retreats. Upskilling for coaching and facilitation involved some travel to Mexico, South Africa, Swaziland, Indonesia and USA. Over the last ten years I have been working as an online coach, helping people forge their way into their wonderful future.
Betty was my loving companion for fifty-five years. Now, I live with my dear David in Brighton gardening and enjoying this beautiful place.”
Lisa: “My husband and I recently moved to Sandgate to live closer to our four adult children and three grandchildren. I was born in Malaysia and grew up in Brisbane. Since completing my Registered Nurse Training at The Royal Brisbane Hospital in 1983 and my Psychiatric Nursing Training at the Wolston Park Psychiatric Hospital in 1986 I have worked in metropolitan, rural and remote communities in many Registered Nurse roles. I have retired from nursing and am enjoying time with my husband, family, friends (new and old), creating a productive garden and getting to know this wonderful community. I am an Artist. For the past 35 years I have dedicated time for painting. I am excited to be continuing my artistic journey, having more time to learn and create truthful, authentic art.”