Women in Ag

WIA Speakers

Overview

The Women in Agriculture group formed to support the growth and development of professional agri – business women who live in the region. The group look at various funding, development programs, workshops and events that will help drive local women and recognise their achievements. The Women in Agriculture specialty group hold a highly successful annual event and drive many of the workshops throughout the year.

Women in Agriculture Events

The committee prides itself on organising an annual event that caters to the needs of all rural women. The Women in Agriculture event theme is different from year to year but is always educational and practical. The event has developed an excellent reputation as being an enjoyable, informative and inspirational event.

This year’s event was themed “New Horizons” with keynote speaker Catherine Marriott and was held on 20th June. Watch this space for news and photographs from the day!

To review previous Women in Agriculture Events and workshops, please click here.

Other Women in Agriculture Links

The RIRDC Rural Women’s Award. In 2008 Facey Group Committee member Audrey Bird was awarded WA runner up and Facey Group member Danielle England was the winner of the WA award for 2013.  The award is Australia’s pre-eminent Award for rural women. The Award identifies and supports emerging leaders and change agents who have the capability and resources to drive innovation, productivity and sustainability within primary industries, and build economic and social development within rural communities.

The National Rural Women’s Coalition. The NRWC is a coalition of national rural and women’s organisations and two aboriginal women, which directs the Australian Government funded National Rural Women’s Alliance. This is a conduit for information between rural women and the Government on key policies affecting women.

Australian Women in Agriculture is committed to promoting the advancement of women in agriculture. AWiA has an active membership. Every member supports AWiA’s commitment to unite and raise the profile of women in agriculture. Our members come from all states and territories of Australia and beyond. They come from diverse backgrounds including primary production, research, education, consulting, service industries and politics.

RRR Women’s Network of WA. Their main role is to provide a mechanism for networking, sharing and disseminating information relevant to the development of women and communities in rural, remote and regional WA. It continues to bring together RRR women from WA to recognise, promote and expand the contribution women make to their communities.