Award open to women leaders
Nominations are open for the 2013 Dairy Woman of the Year Award which includes the chance to attend the year-long Women in Leadership course run by Global Women.
The scholarship, worth $25,000, is part of the award sponsored by Fonterra.
Nominations close on December 16 and the winner will be announced in March.
The Women in Leadership programme connects participants with high- calibre networks and provides mentoring as well as professional and personal development. Participants are expected to progress to more senior positions in one to three years after completing the course.
The Global Women’s 12-month leadership programme is internationally renowned for the calibre of its training and participants.
Global woman members include high profile lawyer Mai Chen, Morrinsville-based fashion designer and publisher Annah Stretton and former Prime Minister Dame Jenny Shipley.
Dairy Women’s Network chief executive Sarah Speight said the Dairy Woman of the Year Award celebrated and advanced women who were making a real difference in the dairy industry, in their dairying businesses and in their communities.
The winner will be announced at a gala dinner at the Dairy Women’s Network annual conference on March 20 in Nelson.
Candidates are expected to demonstrate a significant contribution to the industry, credibility and integrity, and be a positive role model. They should also show a contribution to the community.