Time running out to apply for $10,000 Rural Women’s Award bursary

Applications for the 2013 RIRDC Rural Women’s Award close 15 October – so it’s time to put pen to paper and get that application written.

Kate Schwager, 2006 NSW/ACT winner
‘You have nothing to loose – only a lot to gain by entering the award. The award gave my idea the nuts and bolts to actually make it happen. I continue today, six years later, with something very worthwhile and credible. It has opened doors that I would never have been able to open without this award.’

So, what’s in it for you?

  • $10,000 bursary to implement/develop your idea or project
  • skills and resources to develop your leadership skills
  • enrollment in the Australian Institute of Company Directors Course
  • support to implement a 12 month leadership plan
  • networking, media and PR opportunities
  • membership to the Rural Women’s Award Alumni – a network of like-minded women passionate about primary industries and rural communities.

If this has got you interested but you’re still a little unsure about applying read what some of our past award participants have to say …

Kim Currie, 2009 NSW/ACT Winner

“We are all so busy that it’s easy to not go the next step from thinking about applying to actually applying. My experience is an example of why women should take this time, assess what they could do in their career with this stepping stone and enjoy the challenge.

The process of applying for the RIRDC Rural Women’s Award focused me on looking at what I had been doing in my career and how I might do that better. I was also able to dream about what I might do with the help of a bursary and this too gave me helpful insights. I feel quietly proud that I was able to pass the AICD exam 30 years after I last studied for anything! The time spent with this group of women from across Australia was utterly inspiring and this combined with the opportunity to do the course would by itself have been a rich reward.

My work is constantly referenced by the study tour I conducted, often in surprising and subtle ways. Going that next step from just thinking about it has changed my life, and hopefully that of a few others as well.”

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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One Response to Time running out to apply for $10,000 Rural Women’s Award bursary

  1. Anyone out there with an idea they would like to make happen. Here is your chance, only a few days to go. It is a great network to be involved with, has helped me cope with an unbelievable amount of things over the past 6 years. Why not have a go it could be just what your looking for and could change your life forever.

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