Pledge to increase leadership roles for women
IN WHAT has been described as a ‘watershed moment’, 11 leading agricultural bodies have pledged to ensure more women take on leadership roles in their organisations.
AgriFutures Australia and 10 other leading bodies within the agricultural sector have pledged a commitment to support women in agriculture develop leadership skills and take on positions of influence.
President of the National Farmers’ Federation (NFF), Fiona Simson said the pledges were a part of the watershed Diversity in Agriculture Leadership Program, led by the NFF.
“It is an extremely powerful message delivered by these leading bodies within our industry; government, agribusiness and farm representation bodies have made it clear: no longer are positions of influence and leadership in agriculture only the domain of men,” she said.