Last chance to apply for the Rural Women’s Award

Published: 27 Sep 2016

Rural women across NSW have until Friday 31 October to apply for the 2015 Rural Women’s Award.

The Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC) Rural Women’s Award application period closes next Friday.

NSW Minister for Primary Industries Katrina Hodgkinson said the award is about recognising inspiring and innovative rural women who provide vision, education and leadership within their communities.

“The Rural Women’s Award opens doors to bigger and better things and gives much needed credit to our unsung heroes,” Ms Hodgkinson said.

She added, “The award, which recognises community leaders making a difference, is open to all women involved in our $12 billion primary industries sector”.

In September, sustainable agriculture pioneer Pip Job was confirmed the winner of the 2014 award.

In 2015, 4 finalists will be selected in NSW-ACT for the award, with the winner receiving $10,000 bursary and a place on the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) Course. The 3 finalists will each receive $1000 to further develop their vision or build their leadership and business management skills.

“I strongly encourage rural women to enter themselves or to nominate someone with a commitment and desire to making a real difference to their industry and or community”, Ms Hodgkinson said.

To download the application form or for more information visit the RIRDC website or contact the Rural Women’s Network on 02 6391 3620.

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