It’s all about small towns around Australia.

And a critical part of small town survival are women. Women are the fabric keeping our communities close together and we are committed to making sure they feel supported by bringing their entrepreneurial spirit to life.

To help enable women who live in small towns throughout Australia have a few successful projects which are all implemented with our fundamental values in mind.

The Riverina Collective

‘Connecting Women with Conversation’

The Riverina Collective is a women’s collective created in 2016 and encapsulates everything Big Sky Ideas represents. The Riverina Collective hosts 3 events each year which aim to create the human connection through story telling by local women under a chosen topic like ‘Dare to Dream’ ‘The Critics Don’t Count’ and ‘The Importance of Wellness’. The sessions are recorded and distributed for broader listening via a podcast called ‘rural women making change’.  Currently under development is The Dreaming Room; an online resource to assist rural women to make smart small changes in their life each day under the belief that multiple small changes build confidence. Inspiring rural women to explore their entrepreneurial spirit.

Rural Women’s Innovation Program

’12 week program teaching entrepreneurial thinking’

June 2017 will be the launch of the first rural women’s pilot program to bring real life entrepreneurial thinking into the community. The program will bring together women and community/industry leaders from around the Murray region to tackle local challenges. Teaching the participants how to make change  through a series of workshops focusing on understanding your personality, teamwork and team building, problem solving/lateral thinking and how to pitch ideas.