Deadly chick out to boost women with her training business
CHERISSMA Blackman has been working hard since she left high school.
After diving head-first into the workforce, she managed to start up her own training business.
She owns Njardoo Training and Development and is looking to expand.
While she is already a mother and a business owner, she is taking on a law degree to further her education.
"I wanted more of a voice; that was my big decision behind studying," Cherissma said.
Cherissma was the guest speaker at the Deadly Chicks Christmas event yesterday, the first Central Queensland has hosted.
The businesswoman is sharing her story with other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, hoping to encourage them towards a bright future.
"I wanted to be involved in Deadly Chicks to support our women at the forefront," Cherissma said.
And it's not just women who are getting involved. Nat Minniecon from Minniecon and Burke wants to see more women become successful in business as well.
"We need to make sure our women are recognised in what they do from their work to being mothers," Nat said.
"We want to break down barriers to do with discrimination."