Topic: leadership

Welcome to the ‘leadership issue’

Jasmine Glover, Rural Women's Coordinator with her dog

Jasmine Glover, Rural Women’s Coordinator for the Victorian Rural Women’s Network
It’s been an exciting few months for the Victorian Rural Women’s Network. It was wonderful to launch our first annual magazine, Network Connect, and meet so many of our subscribers at the network’s first Rural Women’s Forum in Creswick in […]

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 […]

Apply now for 2019 Victorian AgriFutures™ Rural Women’s Award

Seven finalists of the 2018 AgriFutures Rural Women's Award

Above: AgriFutures™ Rural Women’s Award State/Territory Winners L-R, Allison Clark (TAS), Linda Blackwood (NT), Darrylin Gordon (WA), Melissa Connors (VIC), Jillian Kilby (NSW/ACT), Krista Watkins (QLD – National Winner) and Alex Thomas (SA). Photographer: Jackie Cooper, Jack of Hearts Studio
Congratulations to Queensland banana farmer Krista Watkins who scooped the 2018 […]

Apply now! 2019 AgriFutures™ Rural Women’s Award

Minister for Agriculture, the Hon. Jaala Pulford alongside 2018 Victorian Rural Women's Award winner Melissa Connors and Victorian finalists Cara Hadzig and Jade Miles

(Above) Minister for Agriculture, the Hon. Jaala Pulford (second from right) alongside 2018 Victorian Rural Women’s Award winner Melissa Connors (second from left) and Victorian finalists Jade Miles (far left) and Cara Hadzig (far right)
Applications are now open for the AgriFutures™ Rural Women’s Award.
The award acknowledges and supports the essential […]

Rural Women’s Forum 2018

Minister for Agriculture, the Hon. Jaala Pulford speaking at the Rural Women's Forum

First Rural Women’s Forum a resounding success
A big thank you to all those who attended the Victorian Rural Women’s Network’s first Rural Women’s Forum earlier this month. Your energy, passion and contributions resulted in a hugely successful forum.
More than 100 rural and regional women from across Victoria met at RACV […]

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 […]