SALT Women in Trade Conference Morning Tea

Tradie Tea Party

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My Tradie Tea Party

This year I am hosting a Tradie Tea Party because I want to make a real difference to Australians affected by breast cancer. All donations made to this page will help do exactly that. 

The National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) is Australia’s leading national body funding game-changing breast cancer research with money raised entirely by the Australian public.

I believe research is the best way to prevent deaths, and improve how breast cancer is diagnosed, managed and treated. NBCF is working towards one goal: zero deaths from breast cancer by 2030. Together we can help them get there.

Click 'Donate' to make a secure online donation and help me reach my goal. Every donation, big or small, will help me get there. Please donate today.

All donations over $2 are tax deductible and you will be issued with a tax-deductible receipt via email as soon as you make your donation.

Thank you so much for your support!

My Updates

SALT Tradies Tea Party

Thursday 10th Oct

We are thrilled to be holding the SALT Tradies Tea Party as part the SALT Women in Trades Conference which starts on Friday 18th October.

 Our President and Founder Fi Shewring will be shaving her long pink hair as part of our amazing Tradie Tea Party which will be held at 10:30am on Saturday 19th October on the second day of our conference. Fi has many family and friends with first hand experience of breast cancer including her Grandmother, her mother, her sister, her step sister, her best friends at work and in the community. 

 SALT is a Registered Australian Body which has been operating for ten years and we run a unique mobile workshop which has taught women, girls and some men and boys how to use tools in almost 300 workshops across five states of Australia. We work with companies and organisations to help them diversify their trades. For the last seven years SALT teams have also worked voluntarily with farmers in drought areas.

We know that Diversity, Safety and Culture are intrinsically linked and we will show this in the Conference. The biggest change that we have seen in our ten years of operation is that companies are no longer accepting putting men at risk of aggressive workforce cultures. These cultures have unacceptable levels of depression and suicide. The best and fastest way to change a culture in the workforce is to diversify it. With diversity comes better safety because people are safe to say that something is not OK.


We have worked extensively with women in Domestic Violence backgrounds. We have kept quiet about this for their safety and ours. We will talk about this work for the first time in the Conference and ask the question “Are aggressive workforce cultures also responsible for the horrifically high incidents of domestic violence?”


We are delighted to welcome back Narelle Hooper as our amazing MC and to bring a very diverse representation of trade speakers and informative break out sessions. Friday nights Awards night will include inspiring speakers and amazing entertainment. We invite you to join us to celebrate showcase organisations and companies who are embracing diversity and really showing #RealActionRealChange and that #jobsdon’thaveagender.

We will also be celebrating 10 Years of Supporting And Linking Tradeswomen in style and you are all part of that, we can’t do it without you!

Thank you to my Sponsors


Peter Shewring


Karen Abel

Good on ya Fi!


Ronit Sharon

In memory of our family and friends we have lost. You got this mumma hen. Kick arse my friend!!


Laser Electrical Mount Evelyn Billie N Mick

So super proud great cause - well done Fi yet another great achievement - you go girl 💕


Bent Family


Lisa Power

You are Brilliant Fiona Shewring and thank you


Jessica Bramwell


Flavia Teixeira

You are an amazing woman! Love you lots xxx




Ellen Mcnally

Thank you for all you do Fi, to make the world a better place for women. Ellen McNally ETU NSW


Jessica Gardiner

Yeahhhhh Fiiiiiiii!!! Good on you girl! Always a beauty! xoxoxox


Elizabeth Prestney


Farriet & Jade Levy


Alison Mclaren

You are an inspiration Fi! Xx


Sandra Riquelme


Matthew Burton


Leonie Shewring

Good for you Fi, cancer research is such a worthy cause, and the fact that the SALT ladies might get some new tools is an added bonus.


Mathilde Kingsley


Derek Kingsley


M H Treweeke

All for a good cause!


Afiya Levy

Good luck Kojak! With love from Samoa, Af & Al xxxx


Kris Blacka

You will rock the shaved head Fi such a liberating experience for such a good cause


Helen Anthony


Di Robinson


Vicki Jeffries

So proud of you xx



Love your work babe! A real motivator, a great role model, a beautiful soul. Thank you. 💕


Jacqui Barton

So proud of your achievements Fi xx truly inspirational


Kathryn Shewring

Fantastic job you're all doing.


Su Goldfish



Maggie Pearce

You are a legend Fi and very brave


Sonia Morgenweck

Have fun doing this its such a liberating feeling.


Kate Treweeke


Jean C

You rock


Lee Rose


Rebecca Koedam


Gina De George

Hi Fi You never cease to amaze me with your strength in everything you do. It’s been about three years since we last connected when I was at Lendlease and I always remember the time in Wollongong at the conference where you kindly invited me to speak with the many talented tradeswomen in the room. Kind regards Gina


Janice Paull

Great stuff Fi. I'm sure you'l meet your goal.