Top100 – Women in Australian Agribusiness

(Source: Rural Industries Research & Development Corporation)

100 Women in Australian Agribusiness celebrates and promotes the success of women in the field – women who play a vital role as decision makers in the Agribusiness industry. The agribusiness sector is dominated by family farming enterprises where women play a large role in business management and in organisations that support rural communities. Women also fill many of the senior ranks in top companies across industries like grain, dairy, horticulture and livestock. The WIAA 100 list was created to provide a platform to help share these stories of women throughout the Agribusiness industry. We’re excited to see a number of the RIRDC Rural Women’s Award alumni (listed below) and Award Platinum Partner Susan Bower recognised in this list.

"Don’t be afraid to take a risk, have courage in your conviction and back yourself." Susan Bower.

“Don’t be afraid to take a risk, have courage in your conviction and back yourself.” Susan Bower.

  • Georgie Somerset – Beef Producer ★ WIAA Winner – Outstanding contributor to Rural Australia
  • Pip Job – CEO Little River Landcare NSW ★ WIAA Finalist – Outstanding Leader On-Farm
  • Catherine Marriott – Influential Women ★ WIAA Finalist – Outstanding Emerging Leader
  • Alana Johnson -Rural Consultant and Social Entrepreneur
  • Jill Briggs – Managing Director, Rural Training Initiatives P/L
  • Danielle England – Consultant – Planfarm
  • Diana Gibbs – Executive Director of Riverina Wool Growers
  • Danica Leys – Policy Director at NSW Farmers
  • Jeanette Long – Director of Ag Consulting Co
  • Alison McIntosh – Founder & Principle of AJM Livestock Solutions
  • Mary Retallack – Viticulturist and Managing Director, Retallack Viticulture
  • Caroline Robinson – Director Solum
  • Maryann Salvetti – Board Member Canegrowers Tableland and Soy Australia
  • Robbie Sefton – Managing Director – Sefton & Associates
  • Vivien Thomson – Mixed Farmer, graduate Australian Rural Leadership Program

The list announcement was followed up by a one day planning forum in Melbourne on the 7th October, 2014.   Stay tuned for more news!

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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