Nicola Whyte-Moffat, Jacqueline Nagle, Natalie Burns, Vanessa Parry and Carli Hobbs at the GEA Inspiring Women in Industry Conference.
Nicola Whyte-Moffat, Jacqueline Nagle, Natalie Burns, Vanessa Parry and Carli Hobbs at the GEA Inspiring Women in Industry Conference. Zac Baldwin

Women inspire at annual industry conference

MORE than 100 Gladstone women - and a few blokes - packed into the Entertainment Centre Marquee on Wednesday for day one of the Inspiring Women in Industry Conference.

Gladstone Engineering Alliance general manager and organiser Carli Hobbs said the second annual event featured a thought-provoking array of speakers, including comedian Julia Morris.

"Delegates from big and small industry were really thinking about what their next step is - and especially about work life balance," she said.

The conference finishes on Thursday.