A community for Australian women experiencing menopause and perimenopause.

Let's talk Menopause!

The stuff that doesn’t get talked about… what it is, what it feels like, how it impacts us and…
some of the things we can do to make it easier. Maybe even better.

🐝 Join our Founder and Host, Tanya Rutherford, as she briefly shares the research, the reality and the realistic things we can do right now.

👑 We deserve to do more than just survive – we are worthy of thriving!

Tuesday 14th May, 2:30pm AEST

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We get it, life happens – Recording of the event will be (fingers crossed) available and link sent to RSVPers.

No matter who you are, where you come from, you can be queen be.

Welcome to Queen Be. We are a collective of women from all over Australia – and we are all experiencing our own unique version of the transition phase: menopause. We talk about what is really going on, and then we create what is needed to support you.

Our core belief is that through building community, we build resilience, connection and no one is left behind.

Community  –  Courses  –  Events  –  Empowerment

Having spent years working as a personal coach, mentor and developing personal and professional development experiences, Tanya Rutherford has found deep passion in working with and uplifting menopausal women. Being from regional Australia herself, and having found her perimenopause experience a surprise and a challenge, she is now sharing stories and helping support others through this journey. Women like you and me, not supermodels or influencers, just us, the queen be’s.

Founding story

Discover more about The Change into the next phase of your life – Menopause. 

  • Relatable resources
  • Support Services
  • Community

Finding the common threads, the ‘what’, ‘why’, ‘how’ and the ‘actions’ that we (collective) need to be able to support ourselves and each other. 

Community, storytelling and collective growth
No stress

How to start: 

  1. Keep connected through our QueenBe facebook group or
  2. Join our Queen Be community 
  3. Attend (online) the “Navigating the Change” menopause Summit (January)

Keep connected for soon to be released courses and announcements around our new annual “Navigating the Change” conference.

Get involved

The Stories

Queen Be podcast stories Selena Uibo

We’ve been yarning to the Honorable Selena Uibo, mother, partner and passionate Nunggubuyu woman who has not stopped advocating for Aboriginal disadvantage. Her professional life has seen her win awards for excellence in teaching, through to winning a seat in the NT...

Queen Be podcast stories Nicole Amey

We’ve been yarning with Nicole Amey, recognised as the 2022 Teens in Business Australian Entrepreneurial Educator, Year 12 Coordinator and Humanities Teacher who drives innovation for young people at Kepnock State High School, Bundaberg as well as building community...

Human friendly workplaces

Creating a human friendly work environment. I remember the talk of how robots or machines in general would take over our jobs, paper would become obsolete, and we'd live a life of leisure.  Funny how as a society we resist the opportunity for change. Being required to...

Queen Be podcast stories Mary Bolling

We’ve been yarning with Mary Bolling, former  journalist and producer across print, TV and radio, currently working remotely with CQUniversity as Communications Advisor  and passionate about parenting messages through animated media and all things Bluey - with their...

Queen Be podcast stories Nicole Bathurst

We’ve been yarning with Nicole Bathurst, Mum, dietician, speaker, vegan, fellow queen and specialist in menopausal weight loss.  Nicole is there to help us Gen X women overcome and work through the life change that is inevitable with grace, good humour and greens!  As...

Queen Be podcast stories Destiny Dewis

We’ve been yarning with Destiny Dewis, a proud Aboriginal, Torres Strait and South Sea Islander woman with a successful career spanning decades. A passionate advocate for empowering the next generation of First Nations people, She believes in the importance of early...

Queen Be podcast stories Natalie Gaul

We’ve been yarning with Natalie Gaul, a Mum, author of a beautiful book on valuing our own unique beauty, Cathartic breathwork coach and holistic life coach in regional NSW.In a world filled with expectations and pressures, it can be easy to lose sight of who we truly...

Queen Be Podcast Stories – Dan Keenan

We’ve been yarning with Danielle Keenan, a Mum and Broken Hill local. Dan is the Director of Student Services with the Country Universities Centre, a Volunteer with JDRF Advocacy, and a passionate advocate for education support and services in the regions. Welcome to...

Queen Be Podcast Stories – Kirsty Burchill

We’ve been yarning with Kirsty Burchill otherwise known as KB is a Kuku Yalanji woman, from Mossman in FNQ. She is a singer, songwriter, works in roles that extend on the already existing capacity of her people.  Kirsty has been singing from a very early age and...

Nurturing the Future: Unleashing Potential for Ourselves and Our Children

No matter where we are in life, whether we are content or yearning for change, it’s a moment to check in with ourselves. How are things going? What fills our hearts with gratitude, and what aspects of our lives do we desire to transform?

Want to know more?

Join our community

We are mothers.  We are sisters.

We are daughters.  We are partners.

We are one(derful).


We will be Queens.

Explore Queen Be







Rockhampton, Queens-land


Gudamuli and welcome to the Queenbe website. We wish to acknowledge the traditional custodians, the Darumbal and the Bundjalung nation, from whose lands we create, broadcast and deliver from, and recognize their continuous connection to country, sea, and community. We pay our respects to them and to their Elders past, present, and emerging. We also share an appreciation of their deep knowledge of storytelling, an age-old practice that spans generations, cultures, and millennia. It’s through stories that wisdom is passed, histories preserved, and connections are. made. It’s a tradition that has breathed life into the very essence of our identities and communities.

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