Savvy Birds Flock To Scone

Filed in Just In by August 9, 2018

THERE are some women doing some awesome things in our community and this is the opportunity to soak up that knowledge, said Dimity Smith organiser for Savvy Birds.

Savvy Birds, which was founded in Tamworth will be spreading its wings and holding the first of their events in Scone next Thursday.

The speakers at their first event will include Joplin Higgins family law specialist who will discuss what women need to be aware of to protect themselves and their family legally, Jane Ryan financial planner will discuss budgeting and becoming better financially organised and Karen Carter who has recently done a TED talk in Paris on health will discuss identifying and managing  burn out.

Dimity Smith said the group is designed to help women from all walks of life in the community.

“We want every woman to feel comfortable to come to the event and get something out of it; you might own your own business, be a stay at home mum or be employed as a professional or be on the floor of the meat works, everyone can learn something from our speakers,” said Ms Smith.

“And women can come on their own, there will be plenty of people to welcome you and I’ll stand there and talk to people who have come on their own,” she laughed.

“I think men are very good with confidence, but many women doubt themselves and I think that is because we have so many roles, but with these events we want to encourage and inspire women to learn from each other and support each other to achieve what they want in life,

Jane Ryan, from Fox Wealth Advisory said she will give women three keys points which she focuses on with her clients that women can use to become financially organised.

“It’s about how to take better control of the money you do have and often when I sit down with people and get a better understanding of their financial position, they find out they have more than they thought,” said Ms Ryan.

“And they can then look at what they have in front of them and see what is not being managed as best as it could be,” she said.

“We want to help women have a good budget, think about investing in a legacy for their children and get them and their partner into a better financial position,” she said.

“It is great to have Joplin as part of this first event, because often I uncover things financially that need to be covered off legally,” Jane Ryan said.

Karen Carter, an occupational therapist and wellness consultant will teach women how to identify the signs of burn out and what to do about it.

“Physical, emotional and mental burn out is such a common problem particularly for women, particularly for mothers and carers,most females over the age of 30 would have experienced some sign or form of it,” said Ms Carter.

“We expect to take on the world and while that’s fantastic it can have some health,” she said.

“Physical, emotional and mental burn out and it is very critical at the moment in the Upper Hunter with the drought and how the community is being impacted by it,” she said.

“I’ll give them five tips and tricks, looking at the signs of burnout and then some techniques that they can take home to work on by themselves and some may need further health care from health professionals,” Karen Carter said.

Related story: One Night Stands and Child Support -Laws of the Game with Joplin Higgins.

WHEN: Thursday, August 16 at 6:30pm.
WHERE: Scone RSL Club, Guernsey Street, Scone.
COST: $35 – includes glass of wine or soft drink on arrival.10% of sales go to local Rural Resilience program.
TICKETS: Head to the Eventbright website to buy online: Savvy Birds Restore in Scone.