Topic: leadership

About: Victorian Rural Women’s Leadership and Mentoring Program

Are you a rural woman in agriculture who wants to be a better leader? Do you want to boost your leadership skills, learn from inspiring mentors or gain board experience? Here’s your chance!
The Victorian Rural Women’s Leadership and Mentoring Program is offering rural and regional Victorian women, who are involved […]

Apply now: Victorian Regional Community Leadership Program

Candidates applying for funded places on the Victorian Regional Community Leadership Program courses through the Victorian Rural Women’s Leadership and Mentoring Program must adhere to the following terms and conditions:

Be a Victorian Rural Women’s Network subscriber. Here is a link to the network’s subscriber page: extensionaus.com.au/VRWNetwork/subscribe-to-the-victorian-rural-womens-network/
Be a rural or regional […]

Apply now: Williamson Community Leadership Program

Candidates applying for funded places on Leadership Victoria’s Williamson Community Leadership Program through the Victorian Rural Women’s Leadership and Mentoring Program must adhere to the following terms and conditions:
Applications open: Wednesday 7 November, 2018
Applications close: Midnight Sunday 2 December, 2018

Be a Victorian Rural Women’s Network subscriber. Here is a […]

Apply now: The Observership Program

The Victorian Rural Women’s Network is proud to partner with The Observership Program as part of its Victorian Rural Women’s Leadership and Mentoring Program.
The Observership Program facilitates the involvement of talented and energetic individuals in a structured 12-month experience on non-profit boards. Training is provided to selected candidates through The Observership […]

A fresh challenge

Emma Germano, President of the Victorian Farmers Federation's Horticulture Group in field

Above: Emma Germano, Victorian Farmers Federation’s Group Horticulture and Industrial Association President. Photo: Jeanette Severs
Emma Germano was recently elected President of the Victorian Farmers Federation’s Industrial Association and is President of its Horticulture Group. She shares her thoughts on what makes a good leader.
“For me, leadership is the ability to […]

What rural women want: then and now

Portrait headshots of Colleen Condliffe, Caroline Hogg and Audrey Dreschler

L-R Colleen Condliffe (Source: Jeanette Severs), Caroline Hogg (Source: Museums Victoria), and Audrey Dreschler (Source: Jeanette Severs)
Five key trailblazers of the Rural Women’s Movement share their thoughts on what rural women wanted 32 years ago and what they want today.
Caroline Hogg, former Australian Labor Party MP and supporter of the […]

Crafting a legacy

Colourful baskets woven from natural materials by Indigenous women

Above: Colourful creations woven by Gunditjmara women
Women have quietly passed on their knowledge and skills to younger people for thousands of years, helping to build confidence and capability.
Sandra Aitken and Aunty Eileen Alberts, Gunditjmara women from south-west Victoria, say their talented elder, Aunty Connie Hart, helped start a community-wide initiative […]

Inspiring the next generation of leaders

Dr Jo Newton receives a leadership award from Ray Ellis, CEO of First National Real Estate

Above: Dr Jo Newton with Ray Ellis, CEO of First National Real Estate
Congratulations to Dr Joanna Newton who has scooped two prestigious leadership awards in recent months. Last month, Jo received a Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria Emerging Leader grant including $10,000 towards her career development following a win in […]

‘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 […]