Leading Ladies – Finance

12 March 2012

A MOPS group cannot run without a Leadership team, and there are some amazing Leaders down under! This year on the blog we have decided to feature ladies in different leadership roles from all over the country. First up is Fiona Wiseman, who is the Finance Leader at Stafford MOPS in Brisbane.

What are five words that you would use to describe yourself?

A mum, a wife, a daughter, a sister and a friend.


How long have you been in your role as Finance Leader?

I started off looking after Creative Activities and then moved into the Finance role which is a better fit for me.  This is my second year looking after the finance and I certainly feel more confident doing it now than at the beginning of last year!


What do you like about your role?

I like being organised, and looking after the group’s finances definitely requires organisation!  It gives me great satisfaction particularly when I balance the money after a MOPS meeting.  I also love that I’m on the welcome table and that I get to know each of the mums more personally than I did before taking on this role.


What do you struggle with in your role?

Sometimes finding the time I need to fulfill the role can be a bit tricky but I always get there in the end.


How can we pray for you in your role?

Pray that I don’t miss something and the money always balances!!


What advice would you give to someone who is new to the role of Finance Leader?

Don’t be afraid to ask someone for help when needed, whether it is another Leader within your group or a Finance Leader from another group. Someone else has probably already encountered the same problem and found a solution. Also, as hard as it may be at times with how time poor we all are try and balance your money shortly after each meeting otherwise you could unnecessarily confuse yourself.


Would you like to share a styling tip that helps you on a typical MOPS morning?!

Most mornings I am just conscious of getting out the door on time for school drop off but on a good MOPS morning I try and pick something out of my wardrobe that I haven’t worn in a while.  It’s amazing what you find when you go looking.


Do you know a great Leader we should interview here on the blog?

Drop Alice an email at celiarome@gmail.com (and dob her in)…






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