Victorian Rural Women's Network

‘Own the yard’ — learning leadership from station life

Melanie Addinsall riding at Amelia Downs station in North Queensland

Above: Melanie Addinsall riding at Amelia Downs station in North Queensland
“If something scares the hell out of you, you should definitely do it,” says Jane Weir, manager of Amelia Downs station in North Queensland.
At only 30 years old, Jane has studied international business, lived in Germany and Canada, and worked […]

What’s On?

Two alpacas at an agricultural show

Above: Alpacas at an agricultural show
Source: Agriculture Victoria
Want to get involved in rural and regional events that inspire and benefit country women? Check out our new-look events listing, ShE update. The list of events is emailed to Victorian Rural Women’s Network subscribers between seasonal newsletters to keep them informed of […]

Date change! AgriFutures™ Rural Women’s Awards

Minister for Agriculture, the Hon. Jaala Pulford standing with 2018 Victorian Rural Women's Award winner Melissa Connors

L-R: Minister for Agriculture, the Hon. Jaala Pulford and 2018 Victorian Rural Women’s Award winner Melissa Connors
Melissa Connors will be flying the flag for Victoria when the winner of the 2018 AgriFutures™ National Rural Women’s Award is announced on 15 October at a gala dinner at Canberra’s Parliament House. In […]

Embracing all women in NAIDOC Week

Above: NAIDOC Week logo
The theme for this year’s NAIDOC Week highlights the enormous contributions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women. Taking the theme, ‘Because of Her, we can!’, this special week, running from 8 to 15 July, offers the opportunity to voice our support for all Indigenous women who […]

Last Chance: Regional Assemblies

People gathered at the Loddon Campaspe Regional Assembly in Kyneton, May 2018

Above: Loddon Campaspe Regional Assembly in Kyneton,
May 2018 
Don’t miss this year’s final Regional Assemblies at Shepparton and Wallington/Bellarine Peninsula on 18 and 19 July. Have your say on what your community needs most and speak up for the more vulnerable members of society. Your voice matters, see rdv.vic.gov.au/regional-partnerships/regional-assemblies
 

Save the date! Rural Women’s Forum

!SAVE THE DATE! We are excited to announce the date of our Rural Women’s Forum which will take place at RACV Goldfields Resort, Creswick, on Thursday 2 and Friday 3 August, 2018. Join dynamic, like-minded rural and regional women at a gala dinner and take home practical skills from a […]

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 […]