Topic: Rural women

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 […]

Collaborating for success

Rural entrepreneur Elizabeth Wharton in field next to cow

Above: Rural entrepreneur Elizabeth Wharton says connections she made at the Rural Women’s Forum helped boost her business
“Growing up in rural Victoria, I am a farmer’s daughter and granddaughter of a ‘green thumb’. A love of plants and animals runs through my veins. I was the first person in my […]

Want to make rural women more visible?

Woman in tractor talking to man

Researchers at Monash University are calling for rural and regional women who are household breadwinners to take part in an academic research project.
The research is part of a project helping to promote the important contribution of mature working women to their rural and regional communities. Titled ‘Breadwinner’, the project involves […]

What’s On?

Smiling girl holding duckling

Want to get involved in rural and regional events that inspire and benefit country women? Check out our events listing, ShE update. The list of events is emailed to Victorian Rural Women’s Network subscribers between seasonal newsletters to promote upcoming events, activities or workshops that connect and improve the lives […]

Event: Chicks in the Sticks

Chicks in the Sticks logo of woman and child

Are you inspired by opportunity and the stories of others? Keen to meet like-minded women who share a connection to agriculture and the environment? Don your favourite frock and add your own native floral accessory…it’s time for the 2018 Chicks in the Sticks event, hosted by North Central and Goulburn […]