Pledge to in­crease lead­er­ship roles for women

Warwick Daily News - South West Queensland Rural Weekly - - Tractor Buying Guide 2018 -

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.

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