Award open to women lead­ers

Matamata Chronicle - - Rural Delivery -

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.

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