Awards for rural women
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.