Topic: Rural women


We are delighted to invite you to the 2018 Victorian Rural Women’s Forum.

The forum will run from mid-morning Thursday 2 August to mid-afternoon Friday 3 August at the RACV Goldfields Resort in Creswick.
Two fantastic keynote addresses: Sallie Jones of Gippsland Jersey; and Henry and Anna Terry, truffle farmers from the […]

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 […]

‘Matchmaker’ Melissa wins 2018 Victorian AgriFutures™ Rural Women’s Award

Melissa Connors, winner of the Victorian AgriFutures TM Rural Women's Award with fellow finalists

(L-R) Victorian AgriFutures™ Rural Women’s Award finalist, Jade Miles, with winner Melissa Connors, Minister for Agriculture, the Hon. Jaala Pulford MP and finalist Cara Hadzig
Congratulations to Melissa Connors! Melissa won the 2018 Victorian AgriFutures™ Rural Women’s Award for her program, This Farm Needs A Farmer. The inspired program matches retired […]

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 […]