Our History

Queensland Rural Women’s Network (QRWN) is a Queensland based is a not-for-profit incorporated organisation founded in 1993 by Jan Darlington. Jan is an inspirational and passionate woman from Monto who understood the power of connection, who created the first Executive Committee including prominent Queensland RRR (rural, regional and remote) women including Pam Somerset, Margaret Cruickshank and Georgie Somerset. They understood the way women work, and “If you have a problem, share it. Let’s talk about it. Let’s seek solutions.” They worked together to support rural, remote and regional women across the State.  ​

Thirty years later QRWN was renamed to Queensland Rural, Regional and Remote Women’s Network Inc (QRRRWN) and the history of the organisation was celebrated in the book Celebration of a Network – The QRWN Story. Contact us for a copy! ​

Nearly 30 years on, we have simplified our trading name to RRR Women. We have transformed ourselves to more effectively and sustainable deliver connections and access for our members. All our programs, events and initiatives are creating pathways to connect members to a network, community and resources that will offer equitable opportunities to build the futures they want for themselves and their families. ​

We have a reach of 5000 RRR women who wish to lean into their careers and their communities and connect with all generations of women, who share and blend practical wisdom with innovative new ideas. 

Julie Mayne RRR Women’s current President