An interesting journey
At our May event, Sharon Knight MLA, member for Wendouree and Parliamentary Secretary for Human Services, shared with the group her journey from young single mum to social worker to member of State Parliament – an inspiring journey.
While supporting her three small children, Sharon studied at the then University of Ballarat and completed a Bachelor of Social Work and an Advanced Diploma in Business Management. She worked in the health and community sectors and in the office of Federal Member for Ballarat, the Hon Catherine King, before joining State Parliament.
Sharon’s deep commitment to her community came through strongly in her presentation, as did her belief in the importance of community leadership.
The event was held at the Provincial Ballarat and a brief presentation by owner, Darren Fraser and a tour of the building, providing Connect members with an opportunity to see what possibilities the venue offered for their organisations.