Farming Mum’s NZ started in 2013 as a Facebook group to support, inspire and connect women throughout rural New Zealand. Gone are the days where living rurally is a barrier to success, in fact, we believe it provides your greatest opportunity.
Farming Mum’s NZ: Leveled up, is an online hub with the mission of inspiring and empowering rural women from across New Zealand and the world to turn their ideas into a reality, to help provide connections and to help facilitate mentorship,
We believe that every single one of us has the ability to achieve incredible things and that location, perceived lack of time, children and other commitments shouldn’t be what holds you back.
Life is too short to waste the opportunity to make it happen - NOW!
Though, we know it’s not easy - this is where we come in.
Chanelle is a self confessed multipotentialite. Born and raised in Suburban Auckland, she moved to the Mackenzie region in 2007, aged 19. She loves supporting other women to explore business ideas and her natural role is as a connector and a communicator
A passionate primary industry supporter, she came into the industry as a fresh faced, naive, high country shepherd. Since then she has dairy farmed and vet nursed in a mixed animal practice before having children Isabelle and Hunter.
After having Isabelle in 2012, she soon realised living rurally made things more difficult in terms of friends, family, childcare and commuting to work so she had to ask the question - what now?
This is when she set about paving her own way focusing on FMNZ, off-farm investments, leadership and personal programmes, entrepreneurship, writing, public speaking and coaching other women in similar positions.