Topic: leadership

Update: Leadership and Mentoring Program

Woman in red checked top standing in field with iPad

Above: generic image, Natasha Shields, Peninsula Fresh Organics
Congratulations to the 10 talented women in agriculture who have recently secured funded places in the 2019 Victorian Rural Women’s Leadership and Mentoring Program.
The Leadership and Mentoring Program offers rural Victorian women, who are involved in agriculture or the agriculture supply chain, the […]

5 ways horses teach leadership

Jess Liston conducting a leadership course where horses teach leadership. Group of people in indoor arena opposite horse

Above: Jess Liston (sitting, wearing pink hat) at one of her courses where horses help build leadership and confidence skills Image credit: Chloe Smith
Jess Liston grew up on a farm in country Victoria and was riding horses before she could walk. She now harnesses the wisdom of horses for […]

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 […]