Danica Leys social media pioneer of AgChatOz named NSW/ACT RIRDC Rural Women’s Award winner

I was pleased to join 100 guests last night at a black tie gala dinner hosted by the Hon. Katrina Hodgkinson, Minister for Primary Industries at Parliament House Sydney, to see Danica Leys named the NSW/ACT RIRDC Rural Women’s Award 2012 Winner.

Danica Leys NSW/ACT 2012 RIRDC Award Winner

Danica a former agronomist and now a agribusiness lawyer based in Sydney, co-founded the social media platform AgChatOz. She will use her $10,000 winner’s bursary to extend AgChatOz as a key advocacy tool for Australian agriculture.

Hear more about Danica in this 3 minute video. Danica’s story.

Runner-up, Corinne Annetts has a boutique goat farm at Uralla in the New England and produces a range of goat milk skin care products under the brand Sunhill Skin Essentials. 

Hear about Corinne in this 3 minute video. Corinne’s story.

Corinne Annetts 2012 NSW/ACT RIRDC Award Runner-up

Both women will have the opportunity to participate in the Company Directors Course and Danica will also compete for the national title with the Australian RIRDC Rural Women’s Award winner to be announced on 9th October 2012 at a dinner at the Great Hall, Parliament House Canberra.

We wish both these inspirational women a rewarding future as the year ahead unfolds.

So join me in a huge applause for two very dynamic women who are making a significant contribution to rural industries.

About nswrwn

NSW Rural Women’s Network is a government program working in innovative ways to promote leadership and action on rural women’s issues. The RWN team is dedicated to connecting and exchanging information with women and stakeholders in rural, regional and remote communities.
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