Our 60th issue of The Country Web showcases young women of influence who are actively involved in their industry and community and are working towards creating vibrant and sustainable primary industries and rural communities. We hope you enjoy this issue and are inspired by these amazing rural women who are making a real difference. Visit the RWN website to download this latest issue.
In the meantime here’s a quick preview of some of the stories inside this issue:
Today’s visionaries, tomorrow’s leaders: RIRDC Rural Women’s Award recipients, Pip Job from Cumnock and Edwina Beveridge from Young, are among a new breed of innovative and inspirational rural women who are changing the face of agriculture.
Social alchemist and change agent: Phoebe Maroulis believes there is a unique magic in rural communities that comes to light when the right people and the right ingredients come together in the right way, at the right time.
Are astronauts sexier than agriculture?: Are astronauts more interesting than agriculture? Bessie Blore shares a story about young people and agriculture and tells us why she believes agriculture is just as amazing as being an astronaut.
Being an Australian woman is a privilege: Woman of the Year finalist Jennifer Star from Goulburn, has dedicated her life to women and children who don’t have access to the education and resources that most of us take for granted, forming the not-for-profit organisation, Tara.Ed.
Women leaders – Georgie Aley: WIAA 100 finalist Georgie has achieved success at executive management level within the agricultural sector in Australia and internationally. She is currently the MD of Grains & Legumes Nutrition Council Ltd and Chair of Future Farmers Network.
Parenting – Choose your mindset: When confronted with a challenging task do you: a) give it your best shot; b) have a nap? Learn about different kinds of mindsets and tips to get your ‘mindset’ to a place your happy with.
Communities in focus – Now we’re talking! It’s fair to say most of us do not enjoy having difficult conversations. In this column Saul Nightingale gives readers tips on how to have successful difficult conversations that are honest, respectful and productive.
Women’s health – Am I worried or is it anxiety?: Everyone worries and has anxious feelings at some point in our life, but how do we know what is worry and what is anxiety, and when it is a problem? This article offers practical ways to help women manage and live with anxiety.
Next issue: A new you!
Our next issue has the theme A new you. It will include stories of women who have reinvented themself, risen from the ‘ashes’ to overcome adversity, change roles or careers for something new, started up a new business, stepped out of their comfort zone, and more. We invite you to share you story and tips and strategies for women looking to see life through a new pair of eyes. Contributions close 1 November for publication in March 2015. Email your contribution to: firstname.lastname@example.org