A big congratulations to Vivien Thomson AFSM, from Muttama in the Riverina, and Isobel Knight, from Loomberah near Tamworth, who were chosen as finalists in the NSW-ACT Award.
Vivien has been involved in fire fighting for over 25 years as Captain, Incident Controller, a trainer and a mentor; has received an Australia Fire Service Medal in recognition of her contribution; and is writing her second book on trauma and fire fighters after major fire events.
Isobel helps farming families negotiate the challenging and often emotional succession planning process through her business ‘ProAGtive’ while also running her own farm.
Our team are looking looking forward to the Gala Dinner where Primary Industries Minister, The Hon Katrina Hodgkinson, will announce the winner and runner-up.
For more on Vivien and Isobel visit the Rural Women’s Network website.
Women interested in applying for the Award can find out more at: http://www.rirdc.gov.au/rural-women’s-award
The RWA acknowledges the unique leadership traits of women to connect, collaborate and to influence and effect change in their industries and communities, and creates opportunities for women to drive innovation and build resilience within primary industries and their rural communities. Craig Burns, RIRDC Managing Director