Awards for ru­ral women

The Western Star - - NEWS -

EMERG­ING fe­male lead­ers who want to cre­ate im­pact, in­no­vate and make a dif­fer­ence to ru­ral and re­gional Aus­tralia are be­ing en­cour­aged to ap­ply for the new-look AgriFu­tures Ru­ral Women’s Award.

Ap­pli­ca­tions are now open for the 2018 AgriFu­tures Ru­ral Women’s Award – Aus­tralia’s lead­ing Award in ac­knowl­edg­ing and sup­port­ing the es­sen­tial role women play in ru­ral and re­gional busi­nesses, in­dus­tries and com­mu­ni­ties.

The award, for­merly the Ru­ral In­dus­tries Re­search and De­vel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion (RIRDC) Ru­ral Women’s Award, has been re­named and adapted to align with AgriFu­tures Aus­tralia’s new strate­gic di­rec­tion on the chang­ing face of Agri­cul­ture, where tech­nol­ogy is trans­form­ing the sec­tor and suc­cess­ful and lead­ers who make an im­pact are skilled, pro­fes­sional, dy­namic, en­tre­pre­neur­ial, com­mer­cially savvy and con­nected.

Each state and ter­ri­tory win­ner re­ceives a $10,000 bur­sary pro­vided by Plat­inum spon­sor West­pac, to bring their idea or project to life, ac­cess to pro­fes­sional de­vel­op­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties and na­tional Alumni net­works. The 2018 Na­tional Win­ner and Run­ner Up, se­lected from the state and ter­ri­tory win­ners, and an­nounced at a Gala event at Par­lia­ment House in Can­berra in Septem­ber 2018, will re­ceive a fur­ther $10,000 and $5000 re­spec­tively.

Ap­pli­ca­tions for the AgriFu­tures Ru­ral Women’s Award are open un­til Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 29 at 9pm.

Ap­ply on­line now at the web­site, ww.agri-fu­tures .com.au/rwa.

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