Grace Brennan was the winner of the NSW Regional Woman of the Year at the 2021 NSW Women of the Year Awards.
Grace Brennan united city and country through #BuyFromTheBush to support rural businesses battling drought, which saw a $5 million revenue uplift and improved quality of life for 90 per cent of business owners.
The movement gained more than a quarter of a million followers on Instagram and breathed life into countless struggling businesses. Almost all were run by women with many now able to now able to scale their business, hire staff and learn new skills.
#BuyFromTheBush launched from Ms Brennan’s kitchen table in Gin Gin and connected women who take on multiple roles as mothers, employees, volunteers and entrepreneurs.
Ms Brennan gave the 2020 NSW Australia Day Address and received a standing ovation.