Topic: Rural women

Victorian Rural Women’s Network gets down to business — Reference Group appointed

 Standing (L-R) Clare Purcell, Ann Young, Haley Remington, Jasmine Glover, Lynette Harris, Felicity Bolitho, Minister for Agriculture, the Hon. Jaala Pulford MP, Alana Johnson, Olivia Lineham, Ashley Rogers, Jeanette Severs, Libby Dowling, Cynthia Mahoney. Seated (L-R) Dianne Bowles, Kirsten Abernethy, Alison Marchant, Jessica Purbrick-Herbst
 
We have an exciting announcement with the recent […]

Introducing the reference group’s convenors

Pic of Ashley Rogers, Alana Johnson and Jeanette Severs

Victorian Rural Women’s Network Reference Group convenors (L-R) Ashley Rogers, Alana Johnson and Jeanette Severs
The reference group will operate through three working groups and three highly regarded convenors have been appointed to lead these groups.
Alana Johnson — Empowered Women group
A pioneer of the rural women’s movement in Australia, Alana […]

‘Matchmaker’ Melissa wins 2018 Victorian AgriFutures™ Rural Women’s Award

Melissa Connors, winner of the Victorian AgriFutures TM Rural Women's Award with fellow finalists

(L-R) Victorian AgriFutures™ Rural Women’s Award finalist, Jade Miles, with winner Melissa Connors, Minister for Agriculture, the Hon. Jaala Pulford MP and finalist Cara Hadzig
Congratulations to Melissa Connors! Melissa won the 2018 Victorian AgriFutures™ Rural Women’s Award for her program, This Farm Needs A Farmer. The inspired program matches retired […]

Reflections from Kirsten Abernethy, 2017 Victorian AgriFutures™ Rural Women’s Award winner

2017 Victorian AgriFutures Rural Women's Award winner Kirsten Abernethy on beach under jetty

2017 Victorian AgriFutures™ Rural Women’s Award winner Kirsten Abernethy
“The award came out of left field and frankly, I was surprised to get it. I’m from the fishing industry which is a bit isolated from the other agricultural industries and a pretty closed shop for women. The award opened new horizons […]

Congratulations to Alana Johnson — newly inducted into Victorian Honour Roll of Women

Alana Johnson

Alana Johnson
Alana Johnson, our VRWN Reference Group Convenor and Australian Rural Women’s Movement pioneer, was inducted into the Victorian Honour Roll of Women on International Women’s Day.
The honour was conferred for her lifelong leadership and active involvement in gender equality, rural communities and sustainable agriculture.
She joins the roll with former […]

Step aside Brownlow! Make way for the Institute of Public Administration Australia International Women’s Day gala dinner

Gillian Triggs speaking at the Institute of Public Administration Australia gala dinner

Emeritus Professor Gillian Triggs, former President of the Australian Human Rights Commission presents at the gala dinner
The scale and sophistication of the Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) Victoria’s International Women’s Day gala dinner this year rivalled the notable Brownlow and other red-carpet events. Around 1300 people descended on the […]

Drones: more rural women set to fly high

Fiona Lake presenting at the 2018 Women on Farms Gathering

Photographer and drone pilot Fiona Lake at the 2018 Women on Farms Gathering
Award-winning photographer and drone pilot Fiona Lake delivered a workshop on understanding drone technology and its on-farm applications at the 2018 Women on Farms Gathering.
Fiona highlighted the business opportunities for rural women in drones used for agriculture, as […]

East Gippsland women farmers share business goals and wins

East Gippsland Women in Agriculture group sitting in country landscape

Women from East Gippsland farms discuss business management and share stories at an EGWAN field day: (L-R) Jen Smith, Jenny Robertson, Emma Halafiihi, Jill Filmer, Ashleigh Pendergast, Penny Gray, Veronica Joiner, Rose Maher, Dawn Parker, Tam Adams, Angela Stringer, Amanda Bartkowski, Jill Hill, Terri Evans, Ann Batt with grandson, Jo […]