Susanne Bennett


susanne_bennet.jpgTell us a little bit about yourself?

I have a nursing career and currently work part time at Goulburn Valley Grammar School. I'm a wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and aunt with a strong belief in women being educated and independent. I belong to the Caniambo CWA and Dookie Lifestyle, enjoy growing food and cooking. I have a small herd of milking sheep and with a rural background and love of the land, my husband and I are commencing a farming venture near Benalla.

What's the inspiration behind what you do?

I'm inspired to be a positive role model as I age. Remaining connected to current thinking and continually expanding horizons, with a focus on ethical responsibilities towards individuals, especially women, families and the environment.

Do you have a role model or a person that has inspired you throughout your life?

  • Jane Austin- an independent woman not influenced by the social norms of her times
  • Quentin Bryce- women can have it all but not all at the same time
  • Julia Gillard-for her dignity during difficult times

Where do women sit in the greater global picture?

Wikipedia has a list of the top 100 most powerful women in the world, consequently I see gender as secondary to the skills and talent now required for a position.