Topic: leadership

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Growing Leaders Program — all about having a go!

Young leaders and supporters of the Growing Leaders Program

(L-R) Marie-Astrid Ottenhof (Growing Leader), Jacinta Fong (Growing Leader), Celia Van Sprang (Growing Leader), Jess Lye (AUSVEG), Sze Flett (Agriculture Victoria), Shayne Hyman (IDO — VegPRO), Steph Tabone (Growing Leader), Hannah McArdle (Growing Leader), Natalie O’Donnell (Growing Leader), Camilla Humphries (Growing Leader)
Eighteen budding young managers seized the chance to flourish […]

It’s On Purpose – Social Enterprises

Pic of Tammy with her fresian cow in the background

Milawa resident Tammy Atkins, and Beechworth’s Sue Gold, work with clients across Australia, using Skype, email and phone to communicate where face-to-face meetings aren’t possible. Their business, It’s On Purpose, supports the launch, viability, sustainability, and growth of social enterprises anywhere, but it’s through teleconferencing and making the most of […]

Joan Kirner Young and Emerging Women Leaders program

As Victoria’s first and only female premier, the late Joan Kirner’s political legacy is characterised by her commitment to promoting women and reforming education.
Joan dedicated her career to mentoring many young people and women. The Victorian Government is recognising her legacy through the new Joan Kirner Young and Emerging Women […]