WOMEN EMPOWERING WOMEN: Tanya Wittmann wants to see more women join the SES.
WOMEN EMPOWERING WOMEN: Tanya Wittmann wants to see more women join the SES.

Q and A with Tanya Wittmann

Who would you want to play you in a movie of your life?

Rebel Wilson. She’s off beat, amazing sense of humour and is true to herself.

What do you think the greatest invention has been?

The light bulb. This invention revolutionised indoor living, changing the way days and routines were structured.

I am also in awe of the inventor, Mr Thomas Edison. On the subject on failure, he famously stated, ‘I have not failed, I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work’.

Do you have any lucky items, objects or traditions?

Everyday, we have a face-to-face conversation about our day. It’s a small gesture that doesn’t take much time, but it allows us to connect on a personal level. My eldest daughter is now 15 and we still have a meaningful conversation everyday.

Is there anything you wished would come back into fashion?

Cargo pants! You can never have too many pockets.

What three things do you think of most each day?

My amazing family, my SES team and the staff I work with in my day job. The people in my life are extraordinary and make me feel blessed everyday.

What’s been the best decision you’ve made in your life so far?

Joining SES. Such a journey, and it’s not over yet! Helping people fills me with pride.

What do you love most about where you live?

The diversity of our amazing region. The Western Downs has such beauty in agriculture, attractions, cuisine and people.

What was your first car?

A 1986 TG Holden Gemini.

What do you consider is the most important appliance in a house?

The clock. You get blessed each day with 24 hours to use wisely. It’s both a gift and a blessing.

What historical period would you like to live in if you could go back in time?

I would love to go back to 1933, to see the famous impromptu flight by 2 of my all time heros, Eleanor Roosevelt and Amelia Earhart. Breaking tradition from their expected responsibilities, they took to the skies in their evening gowns. I named my daughters Elleanor and Amelia. Also, the swing music and fashion was amazing.


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